Wednesday, September 10th, 8pm only.

Boulder film premiere and free screening with Harvey Pekar in-person.
The life and worldview of Harvey Pekar: file clerk, working-class intellectual, obsessive-compulsive collector, and creator of the seminal autobiographical comic book series "American Splendor." USA, 2003, English, Color, 100 min, R.

Thursday & Friday, September 11th & 12th, 7pm only
Winner of Best Foreign Picture Osca.r

Abandoning their once-comfortable existence in Breslau, Germany, the members of an exiled Jewish family escape immediately prior to World War II to Kenya, in East Africa. Each character adapts to the harsh realities of their new surroundings in different ways. Brilliantly brought to life by director Caroline Link from an autobiographical novel by Stefanie Zweig.
Germany, 2001, English/German/Swahili with English subtitles, Color, 141min, R.

Saturday & Sunday, September 13th & 14th, 7pm and 9pm
The second installation of Aki Kaurismäki's "Finland" trilogy.

A man who arrives in Helsinki and gets beaten up so severely he develops amnesia. Unable to remember his name or anything from his past life, he cannot get a job or an apartment, so he starts living on the outskirts of the city and slowly starts putting his life back on track. The man with no identity is forced to overcome adversity using life's basic understandings: good and evil, mercy and brutality, greed and generosity, crime and punishment, humility and pride.
Finland, 2002, Finnish with English subtitles, Color, 97 min, PG-13.

Monday, September 15th, 7pm and 9:45pm
The continuation of the sci-fi action saga.

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams. USA, 2003, English, Color, 138 min, R.

Wednesday, September 17th, 7pm and 9:15pm

From the director of 8 WOMEN and UNDER THE SAND.
Deliciously sophisticated and sexy, SWIMMING POOL, the first of Francois Ozon’s movies to be made in the English language, revisits the sense of mystery that infused Under the Sand. France/UK, 2003, English/French, Color, 102 min, R.

Thursday & Friday, September 18th & 19th, 7pm and 9:30pm
A European romantic comedy.

A fresh comedy from the new Europe, L'AUBERGE ESPAGNOLE is the story of a young man who, through cosmopolitan adventures and comic tribulations, finds his own unexpected place in a mixed-up, multi-cultural modern world. As he did in When the Cat's Away, Klapisch demonstrates an understanding for the way young people caught between the demands of adulthood and their lingering adolescence behave.
France/Spain, 2003, French, Spanish, English, Catalan, Danish, with English subtitles, Color, 122 min, R.

Saturday & Sunday, September 20th & 21st, 7pm and 9pm
From the director of THE WIDOW OF SAINT-PIERRE.

Notorious criminal Milan (Hallyday) is sent to a small French town to knock off the local bank. With plans to make and no place to stay, he accepts a retired schoolteacher's (Rochefort) offer of shelter. Quickly they find that their lives might have turned out better if they were in one another's shoes. France/Germany/UK, 2002, French with English subtitles, Color, 90 min, R.

Wednesday, September 24th, 7pm only
First installment of the QATSI Trilogy with director Godfrey Reggio in-person.

Titled from a Hopi Indian word meaning "life out of balance," this unusual, lyrical film suggests that humanity is an ugly blight on the face of this beautiful planet. sponsored by the Conference on World Affairs USA, 1983, English, Color, 87 min, unrated.


Thursday, September 25th, 7pm and 9pm
Part Two of the QATSI Triology.

In this sequel to his KOYAANISQATSI, Reggio contrasts urban life with images of nature and Third World impressions. Musical score by Philip Glass. USA, 1988, English, Color, 99 min, unrated.

Friday, September 26th, 7pm and 9pm
Final installment of QATSI Triology.

As KOYAANISQATSI focuses on the north and POWAQQATSI on the south, NAQOYQATSI projects its gaze on a globalized world. With NAQOYQATSI's completion, the QATSI Trilogy stands as a cinematic utterance to an untellable event - the technological transformation of the planet. USA, 2002, English, B&W/Color, 89 min, PG.

11'09"01 (SEPTEMBER 11TH)
Saturday & Sunday, September 27th & 28th, 7pm and 9:30pm
In conjunction with FASAW and the Present Tense Film Soiree.

A collective film 11 directors from different countries and cultures 11 visions of the tragic events which occurred in New York City on September 11, 2001 11 points of view engaging their individual conscience Complete freedom of expression. UK / France / Bosnia-Herzegovina / Egypt / Israel / Japan, 2002, English / French / Arabic / Farsi / Hebrew with English subtitles, B&W/Color, 134 min, unrated.

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday, October 6th, 7th, & 8th, 7pm and 9:15pm
Documentary about the music group They Might Be Giants.

Welcome to the surreal and poetic planet of They Might Be Giants, the Brooklyn-based musical duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell, who have spent the past twenty years crafting their singular alt-pop style - cerebral, dark and humorous. USA, 2002, English, Color, 102 min, unrated.

Thursday & Friday, October 9th & 10th, 7pm and 9:15pm

One young girl dared to confront the past, change the present and determine the future.
The legend is that Paikea rode on the back of a whale and led his people to New Zealand. Since that time traditon has decreed that the first-born male descendant will become chief of the tribe. Then Pai is born...and she is a girl. New Zealand, 2002, English, Color, 105 min, PG-13.

Saturday & Sunday, October 11th & 12th, 7pm and 9pm

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot on all seven continents.
In this chronicle of a population with whom we share the earth, we will discover the planet as it was millions of years ago, when gigantic volcanic eruptions shook the earth’s crust and freed rivers of magma. France. 2001, English/French, Color, 98 min, G.


Monday, October 13th, 7pm and 9:15pm
A post-apocalyptic zombie horror from British director, Danny Boyle.

Transmitted in a drop of blood and devastating within seconds, a virus locks those infected into a permanent state of murderous rage. Within 28 days the country is overwhelmed and a handful of survivors begin their attempts to salvage a future. Now with a new ending. Netherlands / UK / USA, 2002, English, Color, 112 min, R.

Wednesday, October 15th, 7pm and 9pm
An exotic fable from Sicily.

In this Cannes award-winner based on a Sicilian fable, a beautiful young mother living on a small island excites the disapproval of her fellow villagers with her carefree behaviour. Italy/France, 2002, Italian with English subtitles, Color, 90 min, PG-13.


Thursday, October 16th, 7pm only
A restored print of Jean-Pierre Melille's classic.

"Henri Decae's marvelously precise cinematography, inspiringly attuned to Melville's tragic vision of the lives and deaths of the most stoical criminals in the noir genre, is alone worth the price of admission."
-- Andrew Sarris, NEW YORK OBSERVER
France/Italy, 1970, French with English subtitles, Color, 140 min, unrated

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 17th, 18th, and 19th.
Titles and times pending.

Monday, October 20th, 7pm and 9pm
A supernatural thriller from Hong Kong.

A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realised she could even see ghosts. UK/Hong Kong/Thailand/Singapore, 2002, Cantonese/Mandarin/Thai with English subtitles, B&W/Color, 98 min, unrated.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 8pm only
Special Admission: $7 G.A., $5 CU Boulder students with valid ID

Boulder premiere with director Don Hertzfeldt in-person.
Kicking off with its first North American tour, THE ANIMATION SHOW is a collection of the worlds best animated short films, personally programmed by co-producers Mike Judge (BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD, KING OF THE HILL) and Academy Award nominated animator Don Hertzfeldt.


Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 23rd, 24th, 25th, & 26th, 7pm and 9pm
Special Admission: $7 G.A., $5 CU Boulder students with valid ID

A collection of award-winning animated shorts.
This year's line-up spans eight countries and features everything from forgotten classics to the very latest in computer animation, with a trilogy of brand new cartoons by Don Hertzfeldt produced exclusively for the show, rare and never-before-seen animation by Mike Judge, six Academy Award nominees, and plenty of surprises.

Wedneday, October 29th, 7pm and 9pm
A documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City.

A documentary that focuses on five of the most addicted and eccentric movie-goers in New York, obsessives who watch daily not merely for pleasure, but also as a psychological necessity. USA/Germany, 2002, English, Color, 80 min, unrated.

Thursday, October 30th, 7pm and 9pm
Latest film from French director, Claire Denis.

As she takes in the sights and sounds around her, Laure notices a calm and self-assured stranger, Jean, approach her car. Soon thereafter, she opens her car door door to the man who--that night--will change her life. France, 2002, French with English subtitles, Color, 90 min, unrated.

Friday, October 31st, 7pm only
Free admission followed by TBA Halloween title at 9:30 PM.

Something beyond comprehension is happening to a little girl on this street, in this house. A man has been called for as a last resort to try and save her. That man is The Exorcist. Restored print. USA, 1973, English, Color, 132 min, R.

Saturday, November 1st, 7pm only
Free admission followed by TBA Halloween title at 9:30.

The reptilian Gecko brothers, Richard and Seth, are headed south of the border after a gruesome killing spree. USA, 1996, English/Spanish, Color, 108 min, R.

Sunday, November 2nd, 7pm and 9pm
African film from acclaimed director Abderrahmane Sissako.

Abderrahmane Sissako's film portrays life in a Mauretanian (Northwest African) small coastal town, and chronicles the story of two people, whose paths cross there. France/Mauritania, 2002, French/Hassanya/Japanese with English subtitles, Color, 95 min, unrated.

Monday, November 3rd, 7pm and 9:15pm
From the director of DARK CITY.

A coming-of-age comedy about a young Sydney punk band trying to get a foothold in the competitive world of rock n' roll. Australia, 2003, English, Color, 105 min, R.


Wednesday, November 5th, 7pm and 9pm
Guy Maddin's silent, black and white dramatic masterpeice.

"It's one thing to revive Dracula from the dead -- anyone, from Herzog to breakfast cereal companies, can do that -- but it's something else entirely to make him rock the house like this." -- Geoff Pevere, TORONTO STAR. Proceeded by Point Five, a sureal short by Ari Bach.
Canada, 2001, English, B&W/Color, 73 min, unrated.

Thursday & Friday, November 6th & 7th, 7pm and 9:15pm
Dogma film nominated for Academy Awards.

In Susanne Bier's tender drama, filmed according to the tenets of the Dogme 95 collective, the fates of two couples are forever altered in the blink of an eye. Denmark, 2002, Danish with English subtitles, Color, 113 min, R.

Saturday & Sunday, November 8th & 9th, 7pm and 9pm
Finnish-Russian synergy creates an international hit.

A few days before Finland went out of the Second World War, two soldiers escape capture and certain death. They are soldiers of the two opposing, enemy armies. A Lapp woman Anni gives a shelter to both of them at her farm. For Anni they are not enemies, but just men. Russia, 2002, Russian, Finnish, Saami with English subtitles, Color, 99 min, PG-13.

Monday, November 10th, 7pm and 9:15pm

In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, Donnie is plagued by visions of a giant evil rabbit that orders him to commit acts of violence and predicts the impending end of the world. USA, 2001, English, Color, 113 min, R.

Wednesday, November 12th, 7pm and 9:15pm
A French genre pastiche of thriller, broad comedy and family drama.

Coline Serreau's "Chaos" defies categorization. It is an exciting film--part thriller, comedy, revenge tale, and feminist drama, blended together with compelling finesse. (by Marcy Dermansky)
France, 2003, French with English subtitles, Color, 109 min, unrated.

Thrusday & Friday, November 13th & 14th, 7pm and 9pm
Documentary that pits Bush against an independent book publisher.

Excellent documentary of what goes into publishing a banned book. The book being suppressed by the rich and powerful, in this case, being "Fortunate Son", an unauthorized biography of George W. Bush, Jr. USA, 2002, English, Color, 90 min, unrated.


Saturday & Sunday, November 15th & 16th, 7pm and 9:15pm
A compelling, dark, and disturbing documentary of an American family.

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middleclass Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes. USA, 2003, English, Color, 107 min, unrated

Monday, November 17th, 7pm and 9:15pm
A male-perspective confessional about being an adult--but not acting like one.

HIGH FIDELITY is the story of Rob Gordon (John Cusack), the thirty-something owner of Championship Vinyl and compulsive list maker who recounts his top five breakups, including the one in progress. USA/UK, 2000, English, Color, 113 min, R.

Wednesday, November 19th, 7pm and 9:15pm
From French brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (LA PROMESSE, ROSETTA).

Olivier (Olivier Gourmet) is a man in mid-life working as a carpentry instructor in a blue collar French suburb. Belgium/France, 2002, French with English subtitles, 103 min, unrated.


Thursday & Friday, November 20th & 21st, 7pm and 9pm
The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1960s.

This intensely captivating documentary from directors Bill Siegel and Sam Green focuses on the radical political activist group the Weathermen, who organized in the 1960s to protest the Vietnam War. USA, 2002, English, Color, 92 min, unrated.


Saturday & Sunday, November 22nd & 23rd, 7pm and 9:30pm
An acclaimed Mexican film.

Artistically photographed in a characteristic sepia tone, "Herod's Law" is a controversial and delirious comic fable told in a deliciously sarcastic tone. Mexico, 1999, Spanish with English subtitles, Color, 120 min, R.


Tuesday & Wednesday, December 2nd & 3rd, 7pm and 9:30pm
The Boulder premiere of Matthew Barney's magnum opus.

CREMASTER 1 is a musical revue performed on the blue Astroturf playing field of Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho—Barney's hometown. It is an androgynous gonadal structure, which echoes the shapes of the two blimps overhead, and symbolizes a state of pure potential. USA, 1995, English, Color, 40 min, Unrated.
CREMASTER 2 is a gothic Western that introduces conflict into the system. On the biological level it corresponds to the phase of fetal development during which sexual division begins. USA, 1999, English, Color, 79 min, Unrated.

Thursday & Friday, December 4th & 5th, 7pm & 9pm
The Boulder premiere of Matthew Barney's magnum opus.

CREMASTER 4 adheres most closely to the project's biological model. This penultimate episode describes the system's onward rush toward descension despite its resistance to division. USA, 1994, English, Color, 42 min, Unrated.
CREMASTER 5, in which total descension is finally attained, is envisioned as a tragic love story set in the romantic dreamscape of late-19th-century Budapest. The film is cast in the shape of a lyric opera. Biological metaphors shift form to inhabit emotional states—longing and despair—that become musical leitmotivs in the orchestral score. USA, 1997, Hungarian, Color, 55 min, Unrated.

Saturday & Sunday, December 6th & 7th, 7pm only
The Boulder premiere of Matthew Barney's magnum opus.

CREMASTER 3 is the last film in Barney's Cremaster cycle and considered his masterpiece. It is filled with intoxicatingly beautiful and mystifying images. CREMASTER 3 is set in New York City and narrates the construction of the Chrysler Building. A character itself, the building is host to inner, antagonistic forces at play for access to the process of (spiritual) transcendence. USA, 2002, English, Color, 182 min, Unrated.