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Friday, August 3, 2012
PRESS RELEASE – FALL 2012 CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS
The Fall 2012 International Film Series is shaping up nicely, and as newspapers gear up for their back-to-school special editions we wanted to share a sneak-preview of some of the highlights for the coming semester.
The big news is that IFS is proud to join forces with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for screenings in the Visual Arts Complex basement auditorium (room 1B20) on Thursdays and Fridays. The recent installation of 35mm reel-to-reel projectors in this new space will allow us to tap into some truly remarkable film oddities, including the only existing print of Sergio Corbucci’s legendary spaghetti western The Great Silence (Oct. 4 & 5), which is being imported all the way from Europe, and which Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy) will introduce.
The partnership between IFS ((( underground ))) and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will put a focus on the unique and wildly entertaining films that have made The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema a household name with cinephiles across the nation. It will also allow us to put a spotlight on films that are being released by their new distribution arm, Drafthouse Films: Borat fans won’t want to miss the gonzo documentary The Ambassador, on Sep. 27 & 28 (which premiered at Sundance), the Boulder premiere of an unearthed gem from the vaults of Australia, Wake in Fright, on Nov. 8 & 9, or the 80s synth-rock ninja epic Miami Connection, on Nov. 15 & 16. There will also be Alamo Drafthouse Cinema signature events to be announced on the final calendar.
Regular IFS screenings will continue at their usual location in the Muenzinger Auditorium, Sundays through Wednesday, with the exception of the kick-off screening on Sept. 9th of Breaking Away, which will be a free, outdoor screening in the Farrand Field. Other special events include:
Free screenings on Sept. 23 – 26 of rare, archive prints from the Nikkatsu Studio, made possible by a co-sponsorship with the Japan Foundation and the Consulate –General of Japan at Denver.
A Q&A w/ Danielle Renfrew Behrens, the producer of The Queen of Versailles, on Oct. 2nd.
The Boulder premiere of Cory McAbee’s (The American Astronaut) latest film: Crazy & Thief – with Cory McAbee in-person! This will be followed by a live performance of Cory’s latest musical project, Captain Ahab’s Motorcycle Club, at Shine restaurant in downtown Boulder.
The stop-motion animation legend behind many of the most beloved creatures and mechanical creations of the original Star Wars trilogy, Phil Tippett, comes to Boulder for an in-person appearance alongside Starship Troopers 2 (which he directed) on Oct. 10th.
A Q&A w/ Jay Weidner, director of Kubrick’s Odyssey, on Oct. 21 (this will precede screenings of Dr. Strangelove, 2001, and The Shining, which follow on Oct. 22, 23, and 24, respectively).
A special presentation of Straight to Hell w/ director Alex Cox and movie composer Dan Wool (from Pray for Rain) on Nov. 13.
And, of course, there will be the usual mix of classics (Wages of Fear, The Godfather, Vertigo – just voted best film of all time by Sight & Sound), Boulder premieres (Oslo 31 Aug, Turn Me On, Dammit!, More Than Frybread), and eye-opening documentaries (Detropia, Planet of Snail, Scarlet Road, The Invisible War).
More films are still being added as of this writing, but the Fall IFS calendar will be printed and distributed around Boulder by the end of the month.
For further details regarding IFS shows, please feel free to contact Pablo Kjolseth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him directly at 303.492.4494. For further details regarding Alamo Drafthouse Cinema please contact Tom DeFrancia at email@example.com or 303-589-4409.
About Alamo Drafthouse
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including the launch of Drafthouse Films, a new film distribution label and plans to extend its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States. More information about Alamo Drafthouse franchise opportunities are available on the official website.