10th Annual Brakhage Center Symposium

10th Annual Brakhage Center Symposium

See also Symposium [The] Brakhage Center

The Brakhage Center Symposium began in April, 2005, as a forum to discuss and explore contemporary experimental film. It brings guest contemporary filmmakers, scholars, critics, and curators to the Brakhage Center on an annual basis. Guest lecturers add to the resources and programs housed in the Center for students, faculty, graduates, and the community. The 2007 Symposium was the first held in the new ATLAS building. In 2009, the CU Film Studies Program expanded the one-day symposium to a special two day event, and in 2010 to a three-day program with film/video screenings, special guest lectures, and intellectual discussions.

(ATLAS Black Box)
Stage Séance with Guy Maddin
Director Guy Maddin puts 10 actors in a trance on stage, directs them, and makes a film.

(ATLAS 100)
Selected Shorts with Guy Maddin
(A discussion with Guy Maddin and scholar/filmmaker JJ Murphy will follow the program)

It’s a Wonderful Life by Guy Maddin (2002, 3 min)
A Bronx Morning by Jay Leyda (11 min)
Beginning by Artavazd Peleshian (9 min)
Berlin by Guy Maddin (2008, 1 min)
Bimbo’s Initiation, a Betty Boop Cartoon (6 min)
The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity (Odilon Redon) by Guy Maddin (1995, 5 min)
Home Stories by Matthias Muller (6 min)
Odin’s Shield Maiden by Guy Maddin (2006, 5 min)
Removed by Naomi Uman (7min)
Sissy-Boy Slap-Party by Guy Maddin (2004, 6 min)
Necrology by Standish Lawder (11 min)
Night Mayor by Guy Maddin (2009, 14 min)

7:30 PM
(Muenzinger Auditorium)

The International Film Series screens Guy Maddin’s films…
My Dad is 100 Years Old (2003, 35mm, 17 min)
My Winnipeg (2007, 35mm, 80 min)

10th Annual Brakhage Center Symposium

Free show!

Sat March 8, 2014, All day, Atlas 100



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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