Weekly Wednesday Update, September 22, 2021

Weekly Wednesday Update, September 22, 2021

We're showcasing three excellent films by director Alex Cox this weekend, all on 35 mm. We had a flight and room booked for Alex that was derailed by a change in his shooting schedule (he's acting in a series currently being shot in Mexico). That being said, we're still bringing him in for a virtual Q&A for REPO MAN this Friday. Harry Dean Stanton often cited his role in REPO MAN as a high-mark in his career, right alongside his starring role in PARIS-TEXAS. It's also a fan-favorite with great music by the best punk bands of the time. Regular admission applies.

The next two Alex Cox presentations will both be FREE and feature a custom video intro from the director. Alex loves westerns and with WALKER he got a chance to work with a big studio budget and Ed Harris. WALKER screens Saturday night. This is a mint-condition 35mm print housed in the C.U. archives that was struck by Universal Pictures from the original print at Alex's behest.

The Sunday matinee of HIGHWAY PATROLMAN is also a 35mm print from the C.U. archives. Inspired, in part, by stories Alex heard while scouting locations for WALKER, this is a satirical look at an idealistic young man's harrowing training for the National Highway Patrol Academy in Mexico City, and is in Spanish with English subtitles.

We have a bonus feature on Monday night that got slipped into the schedule by IFS staff member extraordinaire, Jason Phelps.

Perhaps you've heard that actor Brendan Fraser is back in vogue? That "The Brenaissance Is Here"? Well, Jason put in a rental request for a 35 mm print of 1999's THE MUMMY, and we'll screen it at 7:30 p.m. Think of it as a primer for the Halloween shenanigans to come next month.

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

Weekly Wednesday Update, September 22, 2021

Wed September 22, 2021, Happy Wednesday!, Muenzinger Auditorium

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



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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