Jul 17 2021, Ep18: Mortal Koil: With the recent release of the new MORTAL KOMBAT movie, Jason and Kristel take the low-hanging fruit and compare 2021 to 1995. (33 min)
May 10 2021, Ep17: Film Vs Digital – Projection: In the final episode of our three-part series, Kristel and Jason look at film vs digital in the realm of exhibition and projection. Who will come out on top as the winner and what kind of crazy prizes are in store? (44 min)
Apr 21 2021, Ep16: Film vs Digital – Capture: In part two of our debate over film vs digital, Kristel and Jason take a look at how the different mediums work when actually capturing imagery. Jason’s background in filmmaking and Kristel’s background in still photography both come into play as they share their experiences and preferences. (39 min)
Apr 05 2021, Ep15 – Film vs Digital: Archive: The age old argument. Film vs digital. Which is better? Jason and Kristel tackle this heated debate in a three part series, starting here by looking into which approach works better for archiving. (34 min)
Jan 28 2021, Episode 14 – The Prestige: Are you watching closely? Kristel and Jason were as we re-watched the Nolan film, THE PRESTIGE. Kristel remembers hating the movie when she first saw it in theaters, but will her opinion change when she sees it again 15 years later? (31 min)
Dec 22 2020, Episode 13 – It Feels Like Christmas: With Christmas right around the corner, Jason and Kristel look back at the holiday titles that put them in the spirit. (30 min)
Nov 03 2020, Ep 12 – Citizens of the World: Another plug for a title available on the IFS website (internationalfilmseries.com), Kristel and Jason react to CITIZENS OF THE WORLD – an Italian film that tells the story of three retirees in Rome looking to move away to get the most out of their pensions. [in loud Italian voice] COME AN!!! (15 min)
Oct 21 2020, Ep 11 – The Invisible Man: Elisabeth Moss has had to deal with a lot of scary men in her career, and this film is no different. While surprisingly good, the film is not without it’s shortcomings, some of which aren’t its fault and can all be blamed (somehow) on Thanos…? (26 min)
Oct 05 2020, Ep 10 – Amulet: We’re starting to get into the Halloween mode with our first horror film! This title is available to rent through the International Film Series website and is well worth the watch. Why? Well, it’s a first-time female writer/director who demonstrates how to tell an eerie feminist horror story with a great slow burn and an...
Aug 31 2020, Ep 09 – V For Vendetta: Finishing up their round of films based off of graphic novels, Jason and Kristel dig into the awkwardly timely V FOR VENDETTA and talk about how it relates to the 2020 pandemic and political climate. Plus, Jason finally asks Kristel the big question! (35 min)
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.
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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).
Mask mandates are currently in place for campus auditoriums. Attendance will also be capped to allow for social distancing.
IFS tickets are only available at the door on day of show. With 400 seats and
rare sell-outs, by arriving a bit early you're almost certainly guaranteed a
seat. We're happy to save seats for anyone traveling from afar--just let us
know how many people are in your group by email. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes
Virtual screenings from independent distributors support the IFS through revenue
sharing. When you watch these theatrical releases at home, the distributor will
split the proceeds 50/50 with the IFS. Prices vary.
First Person Cinema events screen in the VAC basement auditorium on select Mondays.
Celebrating Stan screens in ATLAS 100. Admission is free.
IFS screens films in Muenzinger Auditorium, west of Folsom Football Stadium.
Admission (unless otherwise noted):
$9 general admission,
$7 w/UCB student ID,
$7 for senior citizens.
10 films for $60 with punch card.
We give a $1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet, and you can see movies for
free on your birthday, or if you are assisting someone in a wheelchair. Credit
cards are accepted at the door.
If you want to be guaranteed a seat please arrive early. Tickets go on sale
30 minutes before showtime.