Homespun cinema

CU Boulder’s flagship film festival returns with its spring calendar

Focus Features

CU Boulder’s International Film Series (IFS) has unveiled the spring 2023 calendar, and it’s a doozy. From the Jan. 26 free 35-mm screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail through the May 2 presentation of the Indian spectacle RRR, there are more than 50 programs to get you to fall in love with movies on the big screen all over again.

A few highlights: The best movie of 2022, Tár (Jan. 27-29); one of the most underrated pun-ladened comedies you’ll ever see, They Came Together (Feb. 16); nine titles in February celebrating Black History Month; a newly restored Iranian classic, The Runner (March 18); the incomparable Jesus Christ Superstar (April 9); and Insiang, a masterful mystery from Filipino filmmaker Lino Brocka unknown to many before the World Cinema Project rescued and restored it in 2015. You can find Insiang on home video and streaming, but the film’s final shot is made for the biggest screen you can find, making the IFS April 22 showing all the more essential.

ON SCREEN: CU Boulder International Film Series, Muenzinger Auditorium, 1905 Colorado Ave. Schedule and tickets here.

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