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More...IFS staff is excited to return to Muenzinger this Fall to celebrate our 80th anniversary. On tap: over twenty, rare, archive 35mm prints, a variety of special events, and several visiting filmmakers. While most of the semester is planned in advance, we ask patrons to check our website for weekly updates, exact showtimes, and the latest safety protocols.

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Weekly Wednesday Update, December 8, 2021

Weekly Wednesday Update, December 8, 2021

With the Fall IFS program now behind us, the staff is working hard on the Spring program. If you have signed up to have our printed program mailed directly to your house, you can expect them to arrive in the mail by the middle of January. If you have not signed up for our direct mailings, you can always opt to do so by visiting our website and clicking on the “Mailing List” menu tab, where you can then click on “Printed Schedule” – at which point an address box will pop up that allows you to put in your address.

The next IFS printed program will resemble the previous program in some ways, and yet, it will be radically different. The IFS, having made it all the way through the Fall without having to cancel a single show, now has the confidence to add dates and times again to the upcoming printed program (this was a common request from our customers). What’s also new is that there will be TWO printed programs for the Spring. The first part will be mailed out in the middle of January. The second part will be mailed out in the middle of March.

In a way, having two printed programs for one season is a return to a template the IFS used in the mid-’90s. There is another way in which the IFS will be tapping into an older template, albeit this time going all the way back to its original roots in the ’40s when it was programmed strictly by C.U. faculty. To be more specific: the coming Spring program will be curated almost entirely by the Department of Cinema Studies faculty and Cinema Studies MFA students. I say “mostly” because we also left a couple of slots for IFS donors, who also came through with great suggestions.

Looking at a rough draft of the Spring program, I could not be happier with the results of this experiment. The selections speak for themselves. It is a dynamic, vibrant, and eclectic vision that darts back-and-forth in time and genre, rich in context and full of surprises. Not only do I feel confident in saying that there is something there for everyone, I dare say this might very well herald the future of IFS programming for years to come.

When you first see this new IFS program in your mailbox, I hope you agree. Better yet, I hope you come join us in Muenzinger auditorium to be part of the festivities.

Weekly Wednesday Update, December 8, 2021

Wed December 8, Muenzinger Auditorium

Mask mandates are currently in place for campus auditoriums. Attendance will also be capped to allow for social distancing.

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Tickets

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.

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.

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

Looking for a gift for a friend?
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).

Virtual titles to stream from home

Cox & Kjølseth
: Filmmaker Alex Cox & Pablo Kjølseth discuss film topics from their own unique perspectives.

Z-briefs
: Pablo and Ana share Zoom-based briefs on what's currently playing at IFS

Sprocket Damage
: Sprocket Damage digs deep(ish) into current and classic films and film-related subjects to bring to you insightful, humorous, and enlightening perspectives on the industry.

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