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The Buffalo Film Seminars 34



The Buffalo Film Seminars take place Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. promptly at the Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main Street, in the University Plaza, directly across the street from UB's Main St Campus.

Each week Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson introduce the film, the film is screened, 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 $9.50, students $8.00, seniors $7.25. Season tickets are available any time at a 15% reduction for the cost of the remaining films. There is ample free parking, with a disabled parking zone close to the theatre.

Handouts with production details, anecdotes and critical comments about each week's film on goldenrod paper are available in the theatre 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 Dipson's Amherst Theatre, The Buffalo News and The University at Buffalo.


Jan 31 Buster Keaton: The General 1926

Feb 7 Ernst Lubitsch: Ninotchka 1939

Feb 14 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger: The Red Shoes 1948

Feb 21 John Huston: The Misfits 1961

Feb28 Stanley Kubrick: Dr Strangelove 1964

Mar 7 Robert Bresson: Au Hasard Balthazar 1966

Mar 14 Bahram Beizai: Downpour/Ragbar 1972

Mar 28 Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones: Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1975

April 4  Nicolas Roeg: The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976

April 11 Sergio Leone: Once Upon a Time in America 1984

April 18 Krzysztof Kieslowski: Double Life of Veronique 1991

April 25 Kar-Wai Wong: In the Mood for Love 2000

May 2 David Ayer: Fury  2014

May 9 Mike Leigh: Topsy Turvy  1999