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Hard to Be a God, Sat & Sun April 4 & 5
2015, 6:30 only

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Hard to Be a God shows at IFS on Sat & Sun April 4 & 5, 2015, 6:30 only

Hard to Be a God

Sat & Sun April 4 & 5
2015, 6:30 only

The story of HARD TO BE A GOD’s making is just as remarkable as the film itself, and that audiences get to witness its splendour is nigh on miraculous. For decades, writer/director Aleksey German endeavoured to get the page-to-screen deed done, scrawling the first screenplay in 1968, finally shooting the feature between 2000 and 2006, but passing away in 2013 before the project he had spent nearly half of his life on came to fruition. His wife, Svetlana Karmalita, and son, Alexei German Jr, finalised the post-production process and assembly of such painstaking and passionate work, concluding the filmmaker’s sixth and last feature. Though affection may not be an emotion evident in the content, there’s nary a celluloid moment that doesn’t echo with love. The passage of time in bringing the film to completion weighs upon its content like caressing fingerprints. (Sarah Ward)

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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.

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Radio 1190
Boulder Weekly
Boulder International Film Festival
Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts

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