I am Not a Number: Decoding the Prisoner

Author Alex Cox in person

I am Not a Number: Decoding the Prisoner

Alex Cox (director of REPO MAN, SID & NANCY, WALKER, and many other fine films) comes back to Boulder in-person and on the occasion of his recently printed book: I AM NOT A NUMBER: DECODING THE PRISONER. Join us on both Friday and Saturday for two different shows in which he will work through his analysis for the landmark TV series created and starring Patrick McGoohan.

THE PRISONER was released in the UK in 1967 and Cox's book was commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that debut. However, THE PRISONER was not released in the U.S. until 1968, so we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of it's U.S. release here at the IFS with the dynamic and ever interesting Alex Cox to guide us through the intricacies of one of the most "intellectually challenging, disturbing, and remarkably prescient" TV shows ever made.

I am Not a Number: Decoding the Prisoner

Fri & Sat April 20 & 21, 2018, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium



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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