More...IFS staff is excited to return to Muenzinger this Fall to celebrate our 80th anniversary. On tap: over twenty, rare, archive 35mm prints, a variety of special events, and several visiting filmmakers. While most of the semester is planned in advance, we ask patrons to check our website for weekly updates, exact showtimes, and the latest safety protocols.

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  Muenzinger Auditorium2:00 PM  

Down by Law

Down by Law

A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.

Down by Law

Sun October 24, 2:00 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium

Mask mandates are currently in place for campus auditoriums. Attendance will also be capped to allow for social distancing.


Director: Jim Jarmusch, Author: Jim Jarmusch, Cast: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Ellen Barkin

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Coming soon to the IFS


Muenzinger AuditoriumEraserhead 
Oct 30

Mulholland Drive

Muenzinger AuditoriumMulholland Drive 
Oct 31


10 films for $60 with punch card
$9 general admission. $7 w/UCB student ID, $7 for senior citizens
$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
Free on your birthday! CU Cinema Studies students get in free.


Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


Park elsewhere and catch the HOP to campus

International Film Series

(Originally called The University Film Commission)
Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

First Person Cinema

(Originally called The Experimental Cinema Group)
Established 1955 by Carla Selby, Gladney Oakley, Bruce Conner and Stan Brakhage.

C.U. Film Program

(AKA The Rocky Mountain Film Center)
First offered degrees in filmmaking and critical studies in 1989 under the guidance of Virgil Grillo.

Celebrating Stan

Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.

C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

Thank you, sponsors!
Boulder International Film Festival
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Looking for a gift for a friend?
Buy a Frequent Patron Punch Card for $60 at any IFS show. With the punch card you can see ten films (a value of $90).

Virtual titles to stream from home

Cox & Kjølseth
: Filmmaker Alex Cox & Pablo Kjølseth discuss film topics from their own unique perspectives.

: Pablo and Ana share Zoom-based briefs on what's currently playing at IFS

Sprocket Damage
: Sprocket Damage digs deep(ish) into current and classic films and film-related subjects to bring to you insightful, humorous, and enlightening perspectives on the industry.

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Index of visiting artists

Sun Oct 24, 2021

Down by Law

At Muenzinger Auditorium

Sat Oct 30, 2021


At Muenzinger Auditorium

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