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Weekly Wednesday Update, October 13, 2021

Wed October 20

Celluloid lovers rejoice!

If you miss the flicker of real film as it bounces from one reel to another with the assist of a projectionist attuned to the cue mark changes in the upper right hand corner to transition from one projector to another, you'll want to make sure to visit us in Muenzinger for any of the following shows which are all on 35mm film:

WEDNESDAY (10/20, 7:30pm) Kurosawa's DRUNKEN ANGEL: B&W film noir. Best of all, the projectionist told me this print looks great. He was not able to bench inspect the others ones, but they come from the same distributor, which is a good sign.

FRIDAY (10/22, 7:30pm) Kurosawa's DODES'KADEN. Kurosawa's first color film. Stan Brakhage introduced me to this film when I was a student in his film history course and this particular title held a special place in his heart.

SATURDAY (10/23, 7:30pm) we shift gears to revisit a classic by Jim Jarmusch: STRANGER THAN PARADISE. Beautiful B&W. John Lurie stars. A true indie and comedic adventure.

SUNDAY (10/24, 2pm afternoon matinee) it's another B&W early film by Jarmusch with John Lurie, this time: DOWN BY LAW. Tom Waits and Roberto Benigni join in on the fun. Shot in Louisiana, the locations are nothing short of mesmerizing and many improvised bits of dialogue are nothing short of genius. Bottom line: fun, beautiful, and poignant.

Film is alive and well at the IFS and we hope to see you in Muenzinger Auditorium soon!

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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).

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