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Conversations about great films with Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson

Watch and discuss classic films, from the beginnings of cinema to the present, every week of the semester with Distinguished Professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson.

The Buffalo Film Seminars take place Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. promptly at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, the only eight-screen publicly-owned film theater in the United States.

Each week Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson introduce the film, the film is screened, we take a brief break, and then have an open discussion with students in a University at Buffalo film class and anyone else who cares to join us.

Tickets for the seminars are adults $9, students $7, seniors $6.50. Season tickets are available any time at a 15% reduction for the cost of the remaining films. Free parking is available in the M&T fenced lot opposite the theatre’s Washington Street entrance: pay the attendant $3, given the parking ticket to the ticket clerk in the theatre and get the $3 back.

Handouts with production details, anecdotes and critical comments about each week’s film on goldenrod paper are available in the Market Arcade lobby 45 minutes before each session. The Goldenrod handouts are posted online one day before the screening. (All previous handouts are also online.)

The Buffalo Film Seminars are presented by the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center and the University at Buffalo.

Film Schedule
AUG
26
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: D.W. Griffith, BROKEN BLOSSOMS, 1919 (with live piano by the Great Philip Carli)
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
SEP
2
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Fritz Lang, M, 1931
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
SEP
9
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: William Cameron Menzies, THINGS TO COME, 1936
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
SEP
16
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Howard Hawks, RED RIVER, 1948
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
SEP
23
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Robert Bresson, PICKPOCKET, 1959
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
SEP
30
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Luis Buñuel, VIRIDIANA, 1961
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
OCT
7
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Agnés Varda, CLEO FROM 5 TO 7, 1962
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
OCT
14
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Akira Kurosawa, REDBEARD, 1965
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
OCT
21
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Nicolas Roeg, PERFORMANCE, 1970
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
OCT
28
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Víctor Erice, THE SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, 1973
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
NOV
4
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Roman Polanski, TESS, 1979
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
NOV
11
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Sydney Pollack, TOOTSIE, 1982
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
NOV
18
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Joel and Ethan Coen, FARGO, 1996
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
NOV
25
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Erik Skjodbjaerg, INSOMNIA, 1997
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus
DEC
2
2014
Buffalo Film Seminars: Mike Nichols, CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14226, Off Campus

Film Schedule

2013-2014

2012-2013