CU Archive Showcase - “A Journey Through Colorado”

CU Archive Showcase - “A Journey Through Colorado”
In collaboration with Norlin Library and the International Film Series, join us as we celebrate film preservation with a showcase of locally preserved films from Boulder and the surrounding area. The films are held by CU Boulder Libraries’ Rare and Distinctive Collections. Selected films originate from local sources, primarily recorded on 16mm film. The selections were digitally archived and will be projected digitally. Most films are from the early 1940s and include footage of rodeos, parades, mountain excursions, educational pieces, and others. With live musical accompaniment by Rodney Sauer! The nature of historical materials is such that some material may represent positions, language, values, and stereotypes that are not consistent with the current values and practices at CU Boulder Libraries. When viewing our program, it is important to understand that some of the archival footage is dated, coming from a time in which difficult topics such as representation were treated differently. With this, it is important to communicate that what is represented in the clips is not indicative of our own beliefs. We encourage the audience to experience the footage and its complicated history with us.

CU Archive Showcase - “A Journey Through Colorado”

Free show!

Wed November 2, 2022, 7:30 PM, Muenzinger Auditorium



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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