Weekly Wednesday Update, September 8, 2021

Weekly Wednesday Update, September 8, 2021

Today is the day we finally return to Muenzinger for our first public screening in far too long. The Wednesday night (POLICE STORY), Friday night (POLICE STORY 2), and Saturday (VISIONS OF LIGHT) night shows are all free and all start at 7:30 p.m.

On Sunday at 2 p.m., we'll be screening Robert Altman's THE PLAYER — one of the all-time great movies about the movie industry. It's wickedly funny and darkly subversive — using Hollywood as a mirror for our country as a whole.

Then on Monday, we return to our evening slot of 7:30 p.m. with a 35mm print of BARTON FINK, which won the Palme d'Or as well as awards for Best Director and Best Actor (Turturro) at the '91 Cannes Film Festival.

Speaking of film festivals, the 48th Telluride Film Festival just wrapped up an amazing program. We look forward to bringing many of the gems that were screened at TFF to the IFS as soon as they are made available to us. Mandatory masking was in place and attendees at TFF screened as many as six movies a day at 9,000 feet altitude. Compliance with the mandate was easy, the kindness was contagious, and best of all people felt safe. We'll be following their cue and our fully vaccinated staff at the IFS is ready and eager to carry the torch for cinema lovers in the Muenzinger auditorium. We have a lot of special events planned from now through December and we look forward to providing details in our ongoing weekly updates. See you at the show!

Weekly Wednesday Update, September 8, 2021

Wed September 8, 2021, Happy Wednesday!, Muenzinger Auditorium

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



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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