Weekly Wednesday Update, December 1, 2021

Weekly Wednesday Update, December 1, 2021

Greetings, fellow film lovers.

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday and we're excited to bring you one more week of cinematic treasures before we go on winter break. Tonight (Wednesday, 12/1, 7:30pm) it's HUD (Martin Ritt, 1963), starring Paul Newman as the titular anti-hero. The film is an adaptation of a 1961 novel by Larry McMurtry - who passed away earlier this year, and whose work we are celebrating this week. The cinematography by James Wong Howe (SECONDS) is superb, and featured in the documentary VISIONS OF LIGHT which we screened earlier in the semester.

We then screen another B&W, 35mm print of a movie based on a McMurtry novel on Friday (12/3, 7:30pm): THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971). This time out the cinematography is by Robert Surtees (THE GRADUATE) and features the work of Jeff Bridges in his first major role - one that got him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Speaking of the Academy Awards, TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (James L. Brooks, 1983) screens on Saturday (12/4, 7:30pm), and will also be on 35mm film. It was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, won five, and features a "who's who" of big stars.

Rounding off our memoriam for McMurtry on Sunday (12/5, 2pm) is BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (Ang Lee, 2005), based on a short story by Annie Proulx. McMurtry co-wrote the script with Diana Ossana. They both won an Oscar for their screenplay adaptation (the film was nominated for eight awards, and won three, including Original Score and Directing).

Next week I'll share some exciting news about the Spring IFS season. Until then, don't miss out on your chance to see rare celluloid treats this week and on Muenzinger's big screen.

See you there.

Weekly Wednesday Update, December 1, 2021

Wed December 1, 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

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