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The Buffalo Film Seminars 35



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.

August 29: F.W. Murnau, Sunrise1927

September 5: Mervyn LeRoy, Little Caesar, 1931

September 12: Leni Riefenstahl, Triumph of the Will, 1935

September 19: Luchino Visconti, Rocco and His Brothers 1960

September 26: Jacques Demy, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964

October 3: Robert Altman, M*A*S*H, 1970

Octover 10 Alan J. Pakula, All The Presidents Men, 1976

October 17: Andrei Tarkovsky, Nostalghia 1983

October 24: Wim Wenders, Wings of Desire, 1987

Octover 31: Mike Nichols, Postcards from the Edge, 1990

November 7: Tran Anh Hung, The Scent of Green Papaya, 1993

November 14: Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises, 2013

November 21: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Leviathan 2014

November 28: Pedro Almodóvar, Julieta 2016

December 5: Billy Wilder, Some Like it Hot, 1959