search

Octubre

Peru's official submisison to the 2011 Academy Awards!

Octubre

Clemente, the center piece of "Octubre," is a dour, middle-aged loan shark in Lima, Peru, whose only interest besides money is prostitutes.

One day, he returns to his grim apartment to discover someone has left him an infant in a basket. He deduces that the child is the product of one of his liaisons with hookers.

Not exactly fit to be a father, Clemente (Bruno Odar) hires one of his customers, the middle-aged Sofia (Gabriela Velasquez), to look after the infant while he conducts his shady business and searches for the mother.

Sofia becomes attached to the baby and fantasizes about her, the child and Clemente becoming a family. But Clemente, who's unable to form an emotional relationship with another human, resists.

Little happens and little is said in this, the feature debut of the brothers Daniel and Diego Vega.

They throw in two wry subplots, one in which Clemente is given counterfeit money that he's unable to spend; the other involves a homeless man trying to sneak his ill mother out of a hospital.

"Octubre" has the feel of something Jim Jarmusch might have made in his early years -- lots of dark humor that you'll think ofin the middle of the night, and laugh about.

— V.A. Musetto, New York Post

Octubre

Sun October 2, 2011, 7:00 only, Muenzinger Auditorium

Peru, 2010, in Spanish, Color, 83 min, 2.35 : 1

recommend

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!
Radio 1190
Boulder Weekly
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).