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Shoplifters, Tue-Thu January 15-17
2019, 7:00

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Shoplifters shows at IFS on Tue-Thu January 15-17, 2019, 7:00

Shoplifters

Tue-Thu January 15-17
2019, 7:00

In a lean time for Japanese cinema, Hirokazu Kore-eda can be counted on as one of his country’s great directors, casting a sympathetic eye on unorthodox, even criminal family arrangements. Suicides (MABOROSI, DISTANCE), abandoned children (NOBODY KNOWS) and mistaken identities (LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON) mark Kore-eda’s characters, and SHOPLIFTERS, winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, follows a family of petty thieves who exploit the children to do the stealing. The behavior of the adults cannot be condoned, but Kore-eda offers much to admire in the warmth of this bizarre unit. His take on the Japanese family seems the opposite of Yasujirō Ozu, the filmmaker he most resembles in his quiet humanism and long thoughtful takes: The older master expresses the futility of rebellion against tradition, while the younger one salutes the unconventional. Yet both celebrate the humanity of their flawed characters; they are not so far apart after all. –Ian Buruma, Telluride Film Festival

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Tickets

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.

Parking

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.

RTD Bus

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

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