Buffalo Film Seminars continues in 2016 with showings at the Dipson Amherst Theatre. The film seminar is curated by professors, husband/wife team, Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian. Each week, the couple introduce a prolific film to an audience that includes University at Buffalo film class students and the general film-loving public.
After each film, a discussion revolving around the film at hand ensues. Members of the audience are welcome to participate in the discussions, which tend to be fascinating. While the films are intriguing on their own, Bruce and Diane offer up insight into the works that identify their inner workings. These are some of the greatest films of all time. The stories about how they came to be made are often times as intriguing as the films themselves.
Buffalo Film Seminars
Spring 2016 schedule
Dipson Amherst Theatre. 7:p.m. Tuesdays
Jan 26 1929 Georg Wilhelm Pabst: Pandora’s Box
Feb 2 1939 Jean Renoir: Rules of the Game
Feb 9 1946 Alfred Hitchcock: Notorious
Feb 16 1955 Satyajit Ray Pather Panchali
Feb 23 1967 Mel Brooks: The Producers
Mar 1 1968 Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in the West
Mar 8 1971 William Friedkin: The French Connection
Mar 22 1980 Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull
Mar 29 1985 Akira Kurosawa: Ran
Apr 5 1992 Spike Lee: Malcolm X
Apr 12 1999 Claire Denis: Beau Travail
Apr 19 2008 Ari Folman: Waltz with Bashir
Apr 26 2012 Michael Haneke: Amour
May 3 1991 Terry Gilliam: The Fisher King
The March 29 screening of Ran will be the new 4K restoration, made last spring from the original negatives, with color grading supervised by Masaharu Ueda, one of the film’s three cinematographers.