Restored Print of Classic from Venezuela: Pure Visual Poetry
Never before released in the US, American
audiences weren’t ready for it in 1959.
Fifty-one years after it shared the Canne’s
International Critic’s prize with HIROSHIMA
MON AMOUR, this film about salt mine workers
caught in time demands to be rediscovered.
“A film of supernatural beauty. At odds with the merchants of exoticism, and evidencing a great deal of heart, talent and loving patience, Margot Benacerraf has composed a great cinematographic ‘suite’ … Araya reminds us of Visconti’s great work because of its images, rhythm, gaze and personality.”
—René Gilson, Cinema
“Don’t cut a single image.”
— Jean Renoir,
Sat April 17, 2010, 7:00 & 9:00, Muenzinger Auditorium
Venezuela, 1959, Spanish, BW, 90 min, NR, 35mm, 1.37:1 • 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.