Star enjoys his bright spot at Film Fest

Phillips says late substitution, 'Courage Under Fire,’ shows some of his best work

LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS greets young fans Saturday in front of the Avalon Theatre during the Independence Film Fest of Colorado. Organizers had to substitute a Phillips film, “Stand and Deliver,” with “Courage Under Fire,” in which he played a Gulf War veteran, starring with Meg Ryan and Denzel Washington.  “If you didn’t bring your A game, they would blow you off the film,” Phillips said of his co-stars.



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LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS greets young fans Saturday in front of the Avalon Theatre during the Independence Film Fest of Colorado. Organizers had to substitute a Phillips film, “Stand and Deliver,” with “Courage Under Fire,” in which he played a Gulf War veteran, starring with Meg Ryan and Denzel Washington.  “If you didn’t bring your A game, they would blow you off the film,” Phillips said of his co-stars.

It’s not every day that movie-goers are treated with the opportunity to watch a movie literally alongside one of its stars. But Saturday at the Avalon Theatre, a handful of Grand…




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