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.

Aug 27 Disney Pinocchio 1940

Sept 3 Fritz Lang Metropolis, 1927 

Sept 10 Preston Sturges Unfaithfully Yours 1948

Sept 17 John Huston The Asphalt Jungle 1950 

Sept 24 Vittorio De Sica Umberto D. 1952 

Oct 1 Charles Laughton The Night of the Hunter 1955 

Oct 8 Masaki Kobayashi Harakiri 1962

Oct 15 Nicholas Roeg Don’t Look Now 1973

Oct 22 Mel Brooks Blazing Saddles 1974

Oct 29 Larisa Shepitko The Ascent 1977 

Nov 5 Louis Malle, Au Revoir les enfants 1987

Nov 12 Charles Burnett To Sleep With Anger 1990

Nov 19 Steve James, Frederick Marx and Peter Gilbert Hoop Dreams 1994

Nov 26 Alfonso Cuarón Roma 2018 

Dec 3 Baz Lurhmann Moulin Rouge 2001