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Weekly Wednesday Update, September 15, 2021 shows at IFS on Wed September 15, 2021, Happy Wednesday!

Weekly Wednesday Update, September 15, 2021

Wed September 15
2021, Happy Wednesday!

Tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.), the IFS is excited to bring Boulder the theatrical premiere of David Byrne’s hit Broadway show and Emmy-nominated special AMERICAN UTOPIA. Directed by Spike Lee, this filmed version of the electrifying Broadway musical sensation brings Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe-winning musician David Byrne (Talking Heads) together with 11 musical artists from around the world to perform songs from Byrne’s career. Hailed by critics as “pure bliss,” the performance is a joyful celebration of music and dance, a call to action to engage in our democracy, and an invitation to reimagine our own utopias. As a bonus, tonight’s screening will feature never-before-seen footage and a special introduction from Byrne.

We’ll then skip a few days to accommodate the craziness that unfolds on game day and return Sunday, Sept. 19, for a 2 p.m. matinee of SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED). Directed by Questlove and featuring legendary musicians performing at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, SUMMER OF SOUL screened at Sundance and BIFF and was a clear audience favorite. It’s the kind of documentary you can see again and again — and, with that in mind, we’re giving it a bonus show on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.

All shows are in Muenzinger Auditorium, where we are capping attendance to allow for social distancing. Mask mandates apply. See you there!

To see a trailer and read a review, visit


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.

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).

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