Cinephiles and film majors rejoice: this upcoming semester, CU’s International Film Series will be teaming up with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to deliver underground gems to Boulder audiences.
The new screenings will take place at the Visual Arts Complex basement building on campus, where new 35 mm reel-to-reel projectors will play movies including the only existing print of Sergio Corbucci’s legendary spaghetti western, The Great Silence (Oct. 4-5), which is being imported from Europe and will give audience goers a chance to talk to acclaimed film director and CU professor Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid and Nancy) who will be introducing the film.
Movies including Mads Brgger’s The Ambassador and the Boulder premier of Australian film Wake in Fright are just two of many films to be shown in the upcoming year, with more events to be announced in a final calendar.
Special guest visits will also help to make the new partnership between IFS and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema flourish. A Q&A with Danielle Renfrew Behrens, producer of The Queen of Versailles, and Phil Tippett, the famed stop-motion animator behind the creation of many Star Wars creatures and director of Starships Troopers 2 are just some of the many highlights expected in the coming year.