Hilarious dark geek comedy nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance
Napoleon Dynamite is a very funny sketch of high school nerds in rural Idaho. Its deadpan performances and cinematic sense of humor earn it a strong recommendation. Napoleon is probably one of the biggest losers at school, with his frizzed hair, half-closed eyes, steel-rimmed oversized glasses, and a lanky frame that he doesn't quite know how to inhabit. But in his vivid fantasies he's probably the coolest boy in school. He's surrounded by supporting nerds, each with their own unfortunate hairstyles and foibles. Hess has discovered a truism about comedy filmmaking: flat, stagey, symmetrical scenes that show the whole body are inherently funny. Source: Marty Mapes, Movie Habit.
Mon October 11, 2004, 7pm & 9pm, Muenzinger Auditorium
US, 2004, in English, color, 86 min, Rated R. • official site
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
Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.
C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts
Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.