Cox & Kjølseth

Cox & Kjølseth

Filmmaker Alex Cox & Pablo Kjølseth discuss film topics from their own unique perspectives.

Subscribe on iTunes or use our raw feed with your favorite podcast app. Write to us at

Episode listing

  • Oct 22 2020, Thar Be Pirates!: After Pablo is asked to join a campus group to discuss pirates, he and Alex fall down a rabbit hole of their pasts with pirate movies and rock 'n' roll icons. (22 min)
    Listen to Thar Be Pirates!:
  • Oct 15 2020, The Fly on the Wall: With IFS bringing in a weekly selection of documentaries by Frederick Wiseman, Pablo and Alex look back at some of their favorite docs. (21 min)
    Listen to The Fly on the Wall:
  • Oct 08 2020, The Videos of Music: Changing tactics a bit, Alex looks back at some of his favorite music videos that he's made and watched while Pablo shares a few of his own recommendations. (23 min)
    Listen to The Videos of Music:
  • Oct 01 2020, NATIVE SON: Discovering a lost gem, now available on the IFS website to watch, Pablo and Alex marvel at the surprisingly good noir, NATIVE SON. Plus, Alex suggests a rather odd Peter Fonda find. (20 min)
    Listen to NATIVE SON:
  • Sep 25 2020, SPINAL TAP: Alex discovers an odd connection two of his films have with another cult classic, THIS IS SPINAL TAP. (18 min)
    Listen to SPINAL TAP:
  • Sep 18 2020, NOMAD: With a new set of Werner Herzog documentaries out there, Alex and Pablo talk about the one available on the IFS website, NOMAD: IN THE STEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN. (21 min)
    Listen to NOMAD:
  • Sep 11 2020, We interrupt this podcast due to September fires: A message from Pablo and Alex about the break. (3 min)
    Listen to We interrupt this podcast due to September fires:
  • Sep 04 2020, COUP 53 & EPICENTRO: A look at Cuba and Iran: two new docs available to screen from the IFS website look at the geopolitical realities that shaped these countries. (13 min)
    Listen to COUP 53 & EPICENTRO:
  • Aug 28 2020, REBUILDING PARADISE: After viewing a selection of films about fires, Alex and Pablo get into the current situation with fires in Colorado and California and Alex's first-hand accounts. (25 min)
  • Aug 21 2020, DARK CIRCLE: The nuclear threat is behind us...isn't it? Pablo and Alex give their thoughts on the re-released documentary, THE DARK CIRCLE, and other films about the destructive forces of a nuclear armory. (23 min)
    Listen to DARK CIRCLE:
  • Aug 13 2020, Frenzy and the White Tiger: Pablo got a chance to watch a 35mm print of the Hitchcock film, FRENZY, of which Alex has his own opinions. Plus discussions on another free Russian film and the recent legal change that could effect theaters near you! (23 min)
    Listen to Frenzy and the White Tiger:
  • Aug 06 2020, A THOUSAND CUTS: Alex lets loose when he and Pablo get into the dangers of information and politics addressed in the new documentary A THOUSAND CUTS. (24 min)
    Listen to A THOUSAND CUTS:
  • Jul 30 2020, LONG DISTANCE RUNNER: Tod Davies drops in once again to join Alex and Pablo to relive experiences showing the classic film, THE LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER. (21 min)
  • Jul 23 2020, HELMUT NEWTON: Looking at the newest release on the IFS website, Alex remembers his meetings with Helmut and some of the ladies featured in the documentary. Plus another Russian recommendation! (22 min)
    Listen to HELMUT NEWTON:
  • Jul 20 2020, Bloody Noses, Empty Pockets: Bringing along Barak once again, Alex and Pablo talk about BLOODY NOSES, EMPTY POCKETS and touch on something that Alex just hates. (25 min)
    Listen to Bloody Noses, Empty Pockets:
  • Jul 08 2020, M&M: A look back at influential film composer Ennio Morricone, as well as Ray Milland's work in PANIC IN THE YEAR ZERO! (15 min)
    Listen to M&M:
  • Jul 02 2020, The Theatre Where Oswald Was Caught: After a quick runthrough of some IFS titles, Pablo and Alex invite Barak Epstein to join the conversation and tell a bit about his historic theatre. (23 min)
    Listen to The Theatre Where Oswald Was Caught:
  • Jun 25 2020, Mother Russia: Being pointed towards, Alex and Pablo indulge in a little Russian binge with some surpising results. (20 min)
    Listen to Mother Russia:
  • Jun 19 2020, The Terror on Haunted Hill: Digging through the plethora of free titles available on, Alex and Pablo each pick a horror title that they feel is worth sharing. (18 min)
    Listen to The Terror on Haunted Hill:
  • Jun 12 2020, YOU DON'T NOMI: Reflecting on the failure(?) of SHOWGIRLS, the doc YOU DON'T NOMI shines new light on the film. Plus Alex dives into the plans of Ted Cruz and the effect on the film industry. (17 min)
    Listen to YOU DON'T NOMI:
  • Jun 05 2020, SHIRLEY - With Special Guest Tod Davies: Tod Davies joins in the conversation wtih Alex and Pablo over the new film, SHIRLEY, about the famous author of "The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Lottery." (16 min)
    Listen to SHIRLEY - With Special Guest Tod Davies:
  • Jun 01 2020, JEANNE: Bruno Dumont's Jown of Arc pic, JEANNE, sparks some debate between Pablo and Alex. (22 min)
    Listen to JEANNE:
  • May 22 2020, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF: Tod Davies once again joins Alex and Pablo as they react to their viewings of THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF with mixed feelings. (19 min)
  • May 15 2020, Up From the Streets: After viewing the jazz documentary UP FROM THE STREETS, Alex and Pablo recount their own experiences with the influential genre. (20 min)
    Listen to Up From the Streets:
  • May 08 2020, SPACESHIP EARTH - A look back at Biosphere 2: With the virtual release of SPACESHIPP EARTH now at our fingertips, Alex and Pablo dig into the film's societal implications. (17 min)
    Listen to SPACESHIP EARTH - A look back at Biosphere 2:
  • May 01 2020, THE BOOKSELLERS: SPECIAL GUEST - TOD DAVIES: Tod Davies joins Alex and Pablo in response to the film THE BOOKSELLERS and what a difference tangible media makes. (21 min)
  • Apr 24 2020, Strange Skins: With Michael Casey joining Alex and Pablo, the three weigh in on Quentin Dupieux's newest weirdness, DEERSKIN. (26 min)
    Listen to Strange Skins:
  • Apr 17 2020, Sorry We Missed You: Pablo invites guest speaker Michael Casey to dive into new indie titles as well as the state of breweries during the pandemic. (20 min)
    Listen to Sorry We Missed You:
  • Apr 10 2020, Bacurau & Repo Man 2: Alex and Pablo talk BACURAU - an instense Brazilian western - before bringing a third party in to weigh in on the ethics of crowd-funding during the pandemic. (23 min)
    Listen to Bacurau & Repo Man 2:
  • Apr 06 2020, Arthouse Distributors & Virtual Screening Rooms: With the threat of COVID-19 on everyone's mind, how is it effecting independent theaters and distributors? (23 min)
    Listen to Arthouse Distributors & Virtual Screening Rooms:
  • Mar 12 2020, The Pandemic: In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, there's no telling what the future holds for the movie-going public. (20 min)
    Listen to The Pandemic:
  • Mar 06 2020, Proletarian: Whether on a plane or in their living room, Alex and Pablo are never far from films about class warfare. (22 min)
    Listen to Proletarian:
  • Feb 20 2020, Directores Mexicanos: Mexican directors are the topic of the week as Pablo swoons over his favorites and Alex chimes in with a few selections of his own. (17 min)
    Listen to Directores Mexicanos:
  • Feb 14 2020, Kirk Douglas, Legend of Cinema: Kirk Douglas recently passed away, leaving behind an incredible history of cinematic achievements - of which Alex and Pablo are happy to reminisce. (17 min)
    Listen to Kirk Douglas, Legend of Cinema:
  • Jan 31 2020, Planes, Banes, and...Sundance: Returning from a trip to England, Alex laments the poor aspect ratio of in-flight entertainment while Pablo struggles with Sundance's new approach to cell phones. (19 min)
    Listen to Planes, Banes, and...Sundance:
  • Jan 17 2020, Seven Years by Alex: Inspired by Pablo's idea of remembering films from when he and Alex were of impressionable ages, Alex takes the reins and picks a few years of his own to demonstrate the trend of quality cinema. (22 min)
    Listen to Seven Years by Alex:
  • Jan 10 2020, Feelin' 7 Up: Using the new BBC documentary 63 UP as a launching point, Pablo and Alex reminisce about films that released when they were 7 and 14. (23 min)
    Listen to Feelin' 7 Up:
  • Jan 03 2020, The Prisoner: With growing concerns over the recent, inexplicable drone sightings over Colorado, Pablo is reminded of Alex's book about the hit British TV series called "The Prisoner." (19 min)
    Listen to The Prisoner:
  • Dec 20 2019, Nuclear Wasteland: Ever wonder why topics of nuclear war were so prevelant in music and film during the 70s and 80s, but there is silence today? Alex and Pablo wonder the same thing... (22 min)
    Listen to Nuclear Wasteland:
  • Dec 05 2019, Henry Fonda's Lovechild: Finally getting the Fonda story out, Alex and Pablo discuss hidden film gems and unsung historical heroes. (19 min)
    Listen to Henry Fonda's Lovechild:
  • Nov 14 2019, Wenders, Hitchcock, and...Glitches?: Pablo and Alex discuss their thoughts on Wim Wenders classics, their favorite Hitchcock films, and the ghost of Henry Fonda sabotages the recording. (24 min)
    Listen to Wenders, Hitchcock, and...Glitches?:
  • Nov 07 2019, Travel Time: After taking a couple weeks off, Pablo and Alex discuss where their travels took them and how Alex got more than just a place to sit at a recent awards ceremony. (20 min)
    Listen to Travel Time:
  • Oct 24 2019, Godzilla: Pablo and Alex discuss the kaiju classic, Godzilla, with Alex describing his once-in-a-lifetime meeting of the director. (20 min)
    Listen to Godzilla:
  • Oct 17 2019, Moviedrome, Part 4: Pablo selects five topic films from the Moviedrome collection to get Alex's take - including Sunset Boulevard, Ace in the Hole, The Sweet Smell of Success, Alphaville, and Five Easy Pieces. (21 min)
    Listen to Moviedrome, Part 4:
  • Oct 10 2019, Moviedrome, Part 3: Diving into the year 1989, Moviedrome titles are continued as Alex discusses some of his less than fortunate festival experiences. (25 min)
    Listen to Moviedrome, Part 3:
  • Oct 03 2019, Moviedrome, Part 2: Pablo and Alex continue discussing titles from the BBC's Moviedrome series, which were once introduced by Alex. (32 min)
    Listen to Moviedrome, Part 2:
  • Sep 26 2019, Moviedrome, Part 1: Pablo and Alex discuss some of the titles from back when Alex did introductions for the Moviedrome series. (31 min)
    Listen to Moviedrome, Part 1:
  • Sep 21 2019, Harry: After coming back from a festival in his honor, Alex talks Harry Dean Stanton with Pablo. (25 min)
    Listen to Harry:


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!
Radio 1190
Boulder Weekly
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).

Cox & Kjølseth
: Filmmaker Alex Cox & Pablo Kjølseth discuss film topics from their own unique perspectives.

: Pablo and Ana share Zoom-based briefs on what's currently playing at IFS

Sprocket Damage
: Sprocket Damage digs deep(ish) into current and classic films and film-related subjects to bring to you insightful, humorous, and enlightening perspectives on the industry.

Search IFS schedules

Index of visiting artists