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$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
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Parking

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.

RTD Bus

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.

C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.

 

Illumination

Muenzinger Auditorium

Illumination
Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Zanussi crystallized his central thematic concern—the challenge of balancing reason and spirituality in the modern world—with this mysterious and provocative masterpiece (1973) about a physics student in search of enlightenment. A novel structure allows the director to approach the issue head-on, often cutting away from the drama to graphs and printed statistics that chart the hero's progress in quantifiable terms and to interviews with real-life professors about ideas discussed in the narrative. As if to summarize the results of an experiment, Zanussi elides any material that doesn't directly concern the matter of spiritual development; the editing, at once jarring and exhilarating, is as revolutionary in its own way as that of Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless. — Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

Illumination

Wed November 5, 2014, 7:30 only, Muenzinger Auditorium

Poland, 1972, Polish, Color, 93 min, 1.66:1, NR, DP • official site

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