Welcome to the Film and Television Department’s Cinemathèque: meetings and conversations with filmmakers/television-makers and free screenings of important, innovative films and television programs. Cinematheque is the department’s premiere screening series.
Events are FREE to BU students, staff and the general public as well. Screenings are Friday evenings at 7 p.m. in COM at 640 Commonwealth Ave., room 101. Transportation: the “B” Boston College Green Line, the first stop outward bound after Kenmore Square.
For more information, contact the Film and Television department at email@example.com.
About the Curator
The BU Cinematheque curator is Gerald Peary, a cinema professor at Suffolk University and a long-time film critic for the Boston Phoenix. He chooses his BU programs based on his extensive contacts in the professional film world and from his travels to film festivals around the globe, including, annually, Cannes, Toronto, Montreal and South by Southwest. Visit Gerald Peary’s website at www.geraldpeary.com.
|JANUARY 30:||An Evening with Jared Vincenti, Kenice Mobley, and Melissa Walker||Three ex-BU students will show selected episodes of their heralded Web series, Allston Xmas. These comic and dramatic fictional shorts follow eccentric characters moving into, and residing in, nearby Allston. COM 101|
|FEBRUARY 13:||An Evening with Alexandra Anthony||For thirty years, documentarian Anthony has followed the ongoing mystery, filled with extraordinary twists and surprises, of the kidnapping of Luke, her Greek cousin. Her film: Lost in the Bewilderness, mythological, philosophical, and very wise and moving. COM 101|
|MARCH 20:||An Evening with Eliza Dushku||The Bring It On movie star has also been an exciting presence in video games and popular TV shows. At BU, she will show her acting in episodes of her most beloved series, playing Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Echo in the sci-fi Dollhouse, both produced by Joss Whedon. This event was originally scheduled for February 20 but has since been moved. COM 101|
|MARCH 27:||An Evening with Kate Kaminski||Kate Kaminski (M.S., ’92) will screen The Best of Bluestocking, excellent short films from around the world. Kaminski is founder and Artistic Director of the Bluestocking Film Series, a women in film festival in its 5th year. All Bluestocking films must feature female protagonists and pass the Bechdel Test (2 or more female characters who talk to each other about something other than men). COM 101|
|APRIL 10:||An Evening with George Toles||Toles, from Winnepeg, Canada, has an enviable position. He’s a film professor at the University of Manitoba who also writes the screenplays for the internationally renowned filmmaker, Guy Maddin. At BU, Toles will show Maddin’s wildly surreal classic, Careful, lust and repression in the high mountains, probably the funniest Canadian film ever made. COM 101|
|MAY 1:||An Evening with Corinne Brinkerhoff||Emmy-nominated television writer and producer Corinne Brinkerhoff (’04) has come a long way since her time at Boston University. She began her career writing for ABC’s Boston Legal, and now boasts credits including CBS dramas The Good Wife, Elementary, and Reckless. Brinkerhoff currently works on the CW’s Golden-Globe-nominated comedy Jane the Virgin, and she will screen an episode at BU. COM 101|