7th Annual Brakhage Symposium

7th Annual Brakhage Symposium


Begins Friday March 11th, 7pm in Muenzinger Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus. All other events take place in the Visual Arts Complex auditorium, room 1B20, on the CU Boulder campus.

The Brakhage Center Symposium, already a tradition in the not very traditional world of avant-garde filmmaking, will again be hosted this year by the University of Colorado at Boulder. In a weekend dedicated to the exploration of new ideas in cinema art, guest curators Sally Berger, Scott MacDonald, and Bill Nichols will explore expanded notions of documentary and ethnography.

Presenters will include James Benning, Nao Bustamente, Alfred Guzzetti, Abraham Ravett, and Lucien Taylor. The symposium will feature the Regional Premiere of SWEETGRASS (2010) by Lucien Talyor and Ilisa Barbash, presented in 35mm on opening day.

SWEETGRASS follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains for summer pasture. New Yorker, Movies’ Pick 2010, New York Times, Critics’ Pick 2010 , Village Voice, Film Pick 2010 ,Washington Post, Critics’ Pick 2010 , Best Feature, 2010 Play-Doc Festival, Spain.

The William H. Donner Foundation in conjunction with The Brakhage Center (Daniel Boord, Director), The University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences, and the CU Film Studies Program, CU Anthropology Dept., Center for the American West, Roser Foundation.

Also see the Brakhage Center Symposium website. For additional information contact: Don Yannacito at Donald.yannactio at Eric Coombs at coombs.eric at

Sponsored by

  • The William H. Donner Foundation
  • The Brakhage Center
  • The CU Film Studies Program
  • CU Anthropology
  • The Center for the American West
  • The CU Art & Art History Dept
  • Center for Media Arts & Performance in ATLAS CEAVCO Audio Visual Inc.

7th Annual Brakhage Symposium

Sat & Sun March 12 & 13, 2011, All day, 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

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