Weekly Wednesday Update, September 29, 2021

Weekly Wednesday Update, September 29, 2021

The Daily Camera might run an article on the IFS. One of the questions Kalene McCort of the Camera asked me was: "I see a showing of Derek Cianfrance's 2010 film BLUE VALENTINE is scheduled for Sunday. I remember this film stayed with me for a while. What prompted you to add it to the lineup and what do you find particularly moving about it?

Here was my answer:

I met Derek when he was a student at CU in a film history class. Derek was always ambitious and talented. He also has a big heart and he really loved celluloid and he watched a lot of movies at the IFS as a student. He still loves celluloid and, in fact, he convinced HBO to shoot I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE, with Mark Ruffalo, on 35mm film. Derek even did a side-by-side comparison for HBOexecutives to showcase how film still trounced digital in terms of depth, color, and a specific look he wanted. For our 80th anniversary I wanted to bring back some of my favorite filmmakers along with the movies that originally put them on map for IFS customers. The choice for BLUE VALENTINEwas cemented when, after a few months, we finally found a nice print to screen with Derek in attendance. What I find particularly moving about BLUE VALENTINE is that I remember Derek talking and working on that project for many years and I got to the point where I thought it might only be a pipe dream. But then fate intervened, and Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams got attached, and the rest is history. This will be a FREE screening at 2pm.

BLUE VALENTINE will screen on Sunday at 2pm. Then, on Monday night, the IFS partners up with FPC to screen the Boulder premiere of a film by the newest member of the CU Dept. of Cinema Studies: Skinner Myers - with the filmmaker in-person! His movie is titled THE SLEEPING NEGRO, it was recently picked up for distribution after a successful run at last year's Slamdance Film Festival and this will be a FREE screening at 7pm.

Also: apologies for a typo in last week's IFS UPDATE regarding the Brendan Fraser-starring version of THE MUMMY. I wrote that it was screen Monday (as in, last Monday), when - as any alert reader of our website already knew - that should have read as Wednesday: as in tonight! It's on 35mm and regular admission applies.

Weekly Wednesday Update, September 29, 2021

Wed September 29, 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

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Established 1941 by James Sandoe.

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Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.

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