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Z-Briefs

Z-Briefs

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

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Episode listing

  • Mar 02 2021, Z-Brief: MAPPLETHROPE: Emilie Upczak joins the conversation to talk about MAPPLETHORPE and the upcoming Q&A event with the cinematographer. (8 min)

    Z-Brief: MAPPLETHROPE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Feb 19 2021, Z-Brief: MAYOR: Pablo and Ana discuss the new documentary, MAYOR (6 min)

    Z-Brief: MAYOR from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Feb 17 2021, Z-Brief: MC Escher: Our graphic artist, John Adams, joins Pablo to discuss the new documentary MC ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY. (9 min)

    Z-Brief: MC Escher from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Feb 08 2021, Z-Brief: After Sundance: With Sundance over, Pablo and Ana talk about their favorite films from the festival. (9 min)

    Z-Brief: After Sundance from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jan 15 2021, Z-Brief: SOME KIND OF HEAVEN: SOME KIND OF HEAVEN dives headfirst into a retirement community called The Villages, where paradise isn't always quite as it seems. Pablo and Ana give their reactions to the newest documentary to show up on the IFS website. (4 min)

    Z-Brief: SOME KIND OF HEAVEN from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jan 08 2021, Z-Brief: CODED BIAS: Our personal biases show up everywhere, so what does that mean for facial recognition software? Pablo and Ana give a quick rundown of the new documentary that explores this question, CODED BIAS. (5 min)

    Z-Brief: CODED BIAS from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jan 06 2021, Z-Brief: COLLECTIVE: Why is a documentary about a fire that happened in 2015 relevant to us today? Pablo and Ana dig into why with their reactions to COLLECTIVE. (6 min)

    Z-Brief: COLLECTIVE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Dec 14 2020, Z-Brief: IKE WHITE and CROCK OF GOLD: With all of the new musician documentaries available on the IFS website, Pablo and Ana each decide to tackle one of them. Pablo gives a breakdown of CROCK OF GOLD, while Ana digs into THE CHANGIN' TIMES OF IKE WHITE. (6 min)

    Z-Brief: IKE WHITE and CROCK OF GOLD from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Dec 04 2020, Z-Brief: ZAPPA and DIVINE LOVE: NYT's critic's pick & highly acclaimed FRANK ZAPPA doc now available to screen via IFS website. (8 min)

    Z-Brief: ZAPPA and DIVINE LOVE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Nov 13 2020, Z-Brief: ALAMO: LAST NIGHT AT THE ALAMO is given some attention as Pablo and Ana react to the classic film. (10 min)

    Z-Brief: ALAMO from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Nov 09 2020, Z-Brief: MARTIN EDEN: The better of two films released in 2020 based on a novel by author Jack London, Pablo and Ana chat about what makes this title worth watching. (7 min)

    Z-Brief: MARTIN EDEN from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Oct 20 2020, Z-Brief: Brian Trenchard-Smith: Pablo brings in a special guest, the king of (14 min)

    Z-Brief: Brian Trenchard-Smith from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Oct 19 2020, Z-Brief: SON OF THE WHITE MARE: Reporting (3 min)

    Z-Brief: SON OF THE WHITE MARE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Oct 09 2020, Z-Brief: Music Docs: Two music-themed documentaries from the IFS website are highlighted in this Z-Brief. Ana finds HERB ALPERT IS... surprisingly poignant and Pablo offers a warning for those interested in MEETING THE BEATLES IN INDIA. (8 min)

    Z-Brief: Music Docs from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Oct 05 2020, Z-Brief: SPACE DOGS: SPACE DOGS is the new documentary offered on the International Film Series website that focuses on the story of the stray dogs on the streets of Moscow who are the descendants of some of the first animals in space. Sam is here again to give us a rundown of what to expect. (3 min)

    Z-Brief: SPACE DOGS from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Oct 02 2020, Z-Brief: NATIVE SON: The once controversial film noir, NATIVE SON, is available to watch on the IFS website. Pablo and Ana are stunned by the look of this often overlooked gem. (10 min)

    Z-Brief: NATIVE SON from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Sep 28 2020, Z-Brief: FLANNERY: An unconventional review for a film about an unconventional author. (2 min)

    Z-Brief: FLANNERY from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Sep 25 2020, Z-Brief: VINYL NATION: Vinyl lovers rejoice! VINYL NATION is available to stream on the IFS website. Pablo and Ana give their thoughts to this lovingly crafted look into the world of RPMs. (8 min)

    Z-Brief: VINYL NATION from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Sep 21 2020, Z-Brief: BOYS STATE: A24 is offering a free screening of BOYS STATE on Sept. 24th at 7:00pm. Pablo brings in Jason to discuss what makes this documentary so special. (10 min)

    Z-Brief: BOYS STATE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Sep 18 2020, Z-Brief: NOMAD: Digging deeper into the new Werner Herzog doc, NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN, Pablo brings in CU Cinema Studies student and IFS projectionist, Ana, to discuss what makes this film worth the rental! (11 min)

    Z-Brief: NOMAD from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Sep 11 2020, Z-Brief: Cox Double Feature: The IFS is doing a double feature of Alex Cox films! Pablo and Ana are here to tell you why these lesser known films of his are worth your time. (11 min)

    Z-Brief: Cox Double Feature from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Sep 04 2020, Z-Brief: COUP 53: In 1953, the US and Britain organized an Iranian coup to overthrow the government there. Pablo and Ana are shocked by what the new documentary COUP 53 exposes. (11 min)

    Z-Brief: COUP 53 from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Aug 28 2020, Z-Brief: DARK CIRCLE: In reaction to the film, DARK CIRCLE, Pablo and Ana talk about what it's like living so close to Rocky Flats. (13 min)

    Z-Brief: DARK CIRCLE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Aug 20 2020, Bukowski: The newly restored documentary YOU NEVER HAD IT: AN EVENING WITH BUKOWSKI is now available on the International Film Series website! Pablo and Ana give some insight into who the man was and how this documentary might be received by those...more sensitive types. (9 min)

    Bukowski from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Aug 11 2020, CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE: It might only be rock 'n' roll, but we like it. Pablo and Ana give a quick review to the new documentary, CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE. (9 min)

    CREEM: AMERICA'S ONLY ROCK 'N' ROLL MAGAZINE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jul 27 2020, YI YI: Reaching deep into the Criterion collection, Pablo and Ana react to watching the masterpiece film, YI YI. (15 min)

    YI YI from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jul 15 2020, BUNGALOW: Ana and Pablo go over the newest addition to the IFS lineup, BUNGALOW. (9 min)

    BUNGALOW from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jul 02 2020, ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS: Pablo brings in longtime friend and film distributor, Michael Tuckman, to talk a bit about the film on Arthouse Theatrical Video-On-Demand, ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS. (9 min)

    ELLA FITZGERALD: JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jul 01 2020, SOMEONE SOMEWHERE: Pablo brings in Hans Bjordahl as a guest to review the French romantic comedy, SOMEONE SOMEWHERE. (7 min)

    SOMEONE SOMEWHERE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jun 30 2020, BEATS and JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE: Ana & PK provide a brief overview of a new Scottish drama circling around '90s rave culture and a powerful and timely documentary about a famous black activist. (8 min)

    BEATS and JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jun 23 2020, THE WOLF HOUSE: THE WOLF HOUSE has blown the minds of Ana and Pablo, but they'll still try to tell all about why you should watch it. As a bonus, Ana shares her thoughts about PICTURE A SCIENTIST. (10 min)

    THE WOLF HOUSE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jun 15 2020, PICTURE A SCIENTIST: Pablo invites Erin Espelie (Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies & Moving Image Arts and Co-Director of NEST Studio for the Arts) to discuss the impacts brought to light in the documentary, PICTURE A SCIENTIST. (7 min)

    PICTURE A SCIENTIST from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jun 12 2020, YOU DON'T NOMI: YOU DON'T NOMI is a loving deconstruction of the infamous film blunder, SHOWGIRLS. (11 min)

    YOU DON'T NOMI from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jun 12 2020, HAIL SATAN?: Pablo brings in longtime friend Randall Gaz to share his experience with the documentary HAIL SATAN? and the accompanying Q&A session. (11 min)

    HAIL SATAN? from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jun 05 2020, SHIRLEY: SHIRLEY is the story of famous author Shirley Jackson and this film takes us through some dark and stormy nights in her later years. (11 min)

    SHIRLEY from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • Jun 01 2020, JEANNE: The new film by Bruno Dumont, JEANNE, is available through our Arthouse Theatrical Video-On-Demand. Pablo and Anastasia want you to know why it's worth watching! (9 min)

    JEANNE from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • May 26 2020, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF: The new moving documentary, THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF, is available on our Arthouse Theatrical Video-On-Demand. Pablo and Anastasia want you to know why it's worth watching! Plus a bonus round with Walter Chaw (32 min)

    THE PAINTER AND THE THIEF from International Film Series on Vimeo.

  • May 19 2020, UP FROM THE STREETS: The new jazz documentary, UP FROM THE STREETS, is available on our Arthouse Theatrical Video-On-Demand. Pablo and Anastasia want you to know why it's worth watching. (10 min)

    UP FROM THE STREETS from International Film Series on Vimeo.

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.

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