Alumni Achievements and News
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CU Boulder Film Studies is happy to announce that Film Studies alumni Derek Cianfrance's long anticipated second feature, Blue Valentine, starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, will be featured in the forthcoming Sundance Film Festival.
Scott Moore -- The Hangover
Alumni Scott Moore, co-writer of The Hangover, visits The International Film Series in person. The most successful R-Comedy of all time, The Hangover pulls off so many brilliant bits of comedic genious that it's no suprise it became a huge success. The welcome surprise: Scott Moore, who co-wrote the script, graduated from C.U.
Jen Dean featured guest filmmaker Alumnight -- Sun. Sept 21, 2008
Jen Dean is a commercial film editor based at Lost Planet Editorial Since 1999, where she apprenticed under editor/owner Hank Corwin (The New World) and worked with Martin Scorsese. She has edited commercials, music videos, and a lifetime achievement film for designer Carolina Herrera. Jen recently won Best Editing in a Music Video from the Association of Independent Creative Editors.
Rocky Mountain Twilight reveals an intense faith in first-person cinema
October 18, 2007 -- One of the most respected American cities for experimental film and video is Boulder, Colorado. Fueled by the vision and dedication of Stan Brakhage, the giant of avant-garde cinema who taught generations of film students at the University of Colorado, the Boulder scene has thrived for several decades. Weekend salons and the legendary program “First Person Cinema” (founded by Brakhage and Bruce Conner and run since the late 1960s by Don Yannacito) are regular forums for the exhibition and discussion of experimental film, not only for students but also for Boulder residents and visitors to the city. Widely respected educators and visiting artists at CU-Boulder have trained and influenced many talented students over the years.
This program celebrates a cross-section of recent film and video work produced within the Boulder community. Brakhage is represented by important short films from his late career. Among current faculty at CU-Boulder, the series includes: Phil Solomon, one of the most innovative experimental filmmakers working today; Dan Boord and Luis Valdovino, critically-revered and influential video artists investigating cultural narratives; and Stacey Steers, one of today’s most respected hand animators. Also included are some of the best of recent CU students: Andrew Busti, Victor Jendras, Thomas Helman, Casey Koehler, Mary Beth Reed, and Robert Schaller. Amidst the disparate styles of these media artists, ROCKY MOUNTAIN TWILIGHT reveals an intense faith in first-person cinema as a medium for metaphoric and poetic expression.
—Paul Roth, Curator of Photography and Media Arts, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington
The Rocky Mountain Twilight program will also be screening at Anthology Film Archives in New York in March 2007, the Pacific Film Archives and CalArts in the fall of 2007, along with other possible venues in Europe, South America, and more.