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Sprocket Damage

Sprocket Damage

Sprocket Damage digs deep(ish) into current and classic films and film-related subjects to bring to you insightful, humorous, and enlightening perspectives on the industry.

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Episode listing

  • Jul 17 2021, Ep18: Mortal Koil: With the recent release of the new MORTAL KOMBAT movie, Jason and Kristel take the low-hanging fruit and compare 2021 to 1995. (33 min)
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  • May 10 2021, Ep17: Film Vs Digital – Projection: In the final episode of our three-part series, Kristel and Jason look at film vs digital in the realm of exhibition and projection. Who will come out on top as the winner and what kind of crazy prizes are in store? (44 min)
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  • Apr 21 2021, Ep16: Film vs Digital – Capture: In part two of our debate over film vs digital, Kristel and Jason take a look at how the different mediums work when actually capturing imagery. Jason’s background in filmmaking and Kristel’s background in still photography both come into play as they share their experiences and preferences. (39 min)
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  • Apr 05 2021, Ep15 – Film vs Digital: Archive: The age old argument. Film vs digital. Which is better? Jason and Kristel tackle this heated debate in a three part series, starting here by looking into which approach works better for archiving. (34 min)
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  • Jan 28 2021, Episode 14 – The Prestige: Are you watching closely? Kristel and Jason were as we re-watched the Nolan film, THE PRESTIGE. Kristel remembers hating the movie when she first saw it in theaters, but will her opinion change when she sees it again 15 years later? (31 min)
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  • Dec 22 2020, Episode 13 – It Feels Like Christmas: With Christmas right around the corner, Jason and Kristel look back at the holiday titles that put them in the spirit. (30 min)
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  • Nov 03 2020, Ep 12 – Citizens of the World: Another plug for a title available on the IFS website (internationalfilmseries.com), Kristel and Jason react to CITIZENS OF THE WORLD – an Italian film that tells the story of three retirees in Rome looking to move away to get the most out of their pensions. [in loud Italian voice] COME AN!!! (15 min)
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  • Oct 21 2020, Ep 11 – The Invisible Man: Elisabeth Moss has had to deal with a lot of scary men in her career, and this film is no different. While surprisingly good, the film is not without it’s shortcomings, some of which aren’t its fault and can all be blamed (somehow) on Thanos…? (26 min)
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  • Oct 05 2020, Ep 10 – Amulet: We’re starting to get into the Halloween mode with our first horror film! This title is available to rent through the International Film Series website and is well worth the watch. Why? Well, it’s a first-time female writer/director who demonstrates how to tell an eerie feminist horror story with a great slow burn and an... (16 min)
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  • Aug 31 2020, Ep 09 – V For Vendetta: Finishing up their round of films based off of graphic novels, Jason and Kristel dig into the awkwardly timely V FOR VENDETTA and talk about how it relates to the 2020 pandemic and political climate. Plus, Jason finally asks Kristel the big question! (35 min)
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Tickets

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.

Parking

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.

RTD Bus

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?
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Virtual titles to stream from home

Cox & Kjølseth
: Filmmaker Alex Cox & Pablo Kjølseth discuss film topics from their own unique perspectives.

Z-briefs
: Pablo and Ana share Zoom-based briefs on what's currently playing at IFS

Sprocket Damage
: Sprocket Damage digs deep(ish) into current and classic films and film-related subjects to bring to you insightful, humorous, and enlightening perspectives on the industry.

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Index of visiting artists

Fri Sep 24, 2021

Repo Man

At Muenzinger Auditorium

Sat Sep 25, 2021

Walker

At Muenzinger Auditorium

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