This very special event was made possible with help from Toby Leonard (Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN), Dylan Skolnick (Cinema Arts Centre, Huntington, NY), and Katalin Vajda (Magyar Filmunió, Budapest).
Hungarian auteur Béla Tarr's seven-and-a-half-hour-long masterpiece will be presented today as it was meant to be seen: in it's entirety and in one day. The first part (300 minutes) will begin at noon and will have one 15-minute break. After this there will be a dinner intermission with the second part (135 minutes) beginning at 7pm with no breaks.
This cinematic landmark is hailed as the definitive statement on the end of Communism in Eastern Europe and unfolds in 12 chapters inspired by the tango (six steps forward, six steps back). An excerpt from the Cleveland Cinematheque describes it as "a monumental black comedy with metaphysical overtones; a menacing mystery with an elaborate, interlocking jigsaw structure; and a technical tour-de-force with virtuoso long takes, gorgeous b&w cinematograpy, indelible sound effects, and an unshakeable mood of doom and gloom." This is a major and must-see event for anyone who is interested in the possibilities of cinema as great art.
$7 ($5 for students, or 2 punches for punchcard holders
Sat January 27, 2007, Noon, Muenzinger Auditorium
Hungary, 1994, in Hungarian, Black and White, 450 min
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
Created by Suranjan Ganguly in 2003.
C.U. Department of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts
Established 2017 by Chair Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz.
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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).
Mask mandates are currently in place for campus auditoriums. Attendance will also be capped to allow for social distancing.
IFS tickets are only available at the door on day of show. With 400 seats and
rare sell-outs, by arriving a bit early you're almost certainly guaranteed a
seat. We're happy to save seats for anyone traveling from afar--just let us
know how many people are in your group by email. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes
Virtual screenings from independent distributors support the IFS through revenue
sharing. When you watch these theatrical releases at home, the distributor will
split the proceeds 50/50 with the IFS. Prices vary.
First Person Cinema events screen in the VAC basement auditorium on select Mondays.
Celebrating Stan screens in ATLAS 100. Admission is free.
IFS screens films in Muenzinger Auditorium, west of Folsom Football Stadium.
Admission (unless otherwise noted):
$9 general admission,
$7 w/UCB student ID,
$7 for senior citizens.
10 films for $60 with punch card.
We give a $1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet, and you can see movies for
free on your birthday, or if you are assisting someone in a wheelchair. Credit
cards are accepted at the door.
If you want to be guaranteed a seat please arrive early. Tickets go on sale
30 minutes before showtime.