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Notes from the IFS Desk

Pablo Kjølseth, Fall 2016

The IFS turned 75 this year! It was a treat to spend the summer perusing the archives to see the changes the program has gone through over all these years. Change is inevitable, and anyone holding this calendar will notice a big change in layout strategy. We’ve abandoned the week-by-week grid in favor of a calendar that now goes show-by-show. This allows us to include the First Person Cinema and Celebrating Stan events with the regular IFS programming in one layout. This semester’s calendar also begins a bit earlier (with a Sneak Preview of Derek Cianfrance’s latest film, The Light Between Oceans, on August 30th), and ends later (with offerings into December).

In addition, we’ve partnered with several other departments and programs here on campus for C.U. at the Movies. These are movies that various faculty members across campus have either selected or supported, with each giving special introductions before the show.

I’d also like to thank the Japan Foundation and  The Tourneés Festival for their program inclusions.

On the topic of inevitable change, please look closely at the latest IFS parking map to best plan out your evening of movie-watching. Euclid Autopark will be unavailable in the fall due to construction, but there are still free parking options that are a small walk away, or pay options that land you even closer.

CU At the Movies

C.U. at the Movies is made possible in part by funding from the CU Boulder College of Arts and Sciences and support from the following departments:

  • Film Studies Program
  • Humanities Program
  • English Department
  • Center for Asian Studies
  • French Department
  • Department of German & Slavic Languages

The Tourneés Festival

The Tourneés Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

  • Francofonia
  • Jauja
  • Far from Men
  • Reality
  • Phantom Boy
  • Pierrot le Fou

Japan Foundation

Screenings of these films made possible by generous support from The Japan Foundation and the Center for Asian Studies at CU Boulder.

  • Cinema Kabuki
  • Last Life in the Unvierse

Now Showing

  Muenzinger Auditorium7:30 only  

Jauja

Jauja

The Tourneés Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

Part meditative, realist anti-western, part metaphysical, Tarkovsky-esque head-scratcher, Lisandro Alonso’s fifth feature, Jauja (pronounced “How-Ha”), is an arthouse masterpiece with enough traditional narrative momentum to hold sway before delivering a mystical one-two punch of mind-bending abstraction. With its richly saturated, meticulously composed sublime landscapes—somehow at once sweeping and claustrophobic—this might be the year’s best-looking film, but it’s also a brilliantly sneaky critique of egomaniacal control.

Viggo Mortensen portrays 19th-century Danish captain Gunnar Dinesen, who is leading an undefined expedition into the forbidding Patagonian desert with his beautiful young daughter in tow. When the girl flees camp with a handsome soldier, he mounts a one-man posse to recover her as a mysterious Colonel Kurtz–like figure wreaks bloody havoc across the countryside. The film’s opening scroll identifies the titular “Land of Plenty” as a mythical earthly paradise that leads all who try to find it to become irretrievably lost, a good indication of where things might be heading. Like Dinesen himself, you’ll probably feel a little lost by film’s end, but the haunting images of Jauja will likely not leave you any time soon.

— Michelle Devereaux, The Skinny

Jauja

Showing at Muenzinger Auditorium

Argentina, 2014, in Spanish [w/ Eng Subtitles], Color, 109 min, 1.33 : 1

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Coming soon to the IFS

Chevalier

Muenzinger Auditorium Chevalier 
 Sep 29 

Celebrating Stan

Atlas 100 Celebrating Stan 
 Oct 2 

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