Welcome to the Film and Television Department’s Cinematheqùe: meetings and conversations with filmmakers/televison-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 generally Friday evenings at 7 p.m. 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.
|February 1||An Evening with Ross McElwee||Harvard filmmaking professor, McElwee, who made the personal documentary popular with his beloved “Sherman’s March” (1986), returns to family tales with “Photographic Memory” (2012), in which he searches for an old love and has generational squabbles with his college-age son. COM 101|
|February 8||An Evening with David France||Journalist France turns filmmaker with his potent, angry How to Survive a Plague, a current Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. This extraordinary look at how America’s gay community banded together to battle the AIDS epidemic is as hero-packed as a Hollywood action film. COM 101|
|February 15||An Evening with Rel Dowdell||For Black History Month, ex-BU film graduate student Dowdell presents his explosive Changing the Game, about a young African-American’s rise from the streets of Philadelphia to Wall Street and international intrigue: guns, gals, money, morality and Christianity, in one indie film. COM 101|
|March 1||An Evening with Susan Ray||The widow of Hollywood maverick Nicholas Ray (Rebel Without a Cause), she will present the restored version of her husband’s We Can’t Go Home Again (1974). The filmmaker, fueled on drugs and alcohol, collaborated with SUNY Binghamton students on a singular head trip of autobiography and sensuous experimentation. WARNING: Scenes of a sexual nature. COM 101|
|March 22||An Evening with David Nugent||Ex-BU film graduate student, Nugent, is the Artistic Director of the prestigious Hamptons International Film Festival on Long Island. He will discuss how films are chosen for festivals, and he will screen a surprise narrative film which he personally selected for the Hamptons. COM 101|
|March 29||An Evening with Joshua Z. Weinstein||A film graduate of BU and respected cinematographer in the New York independent world., Weinstein will show two superb documentaries which he shot and directed. “Drivers Wanted” reveals hardscrabble multicultural life at a Queens, NY, taxi company, and “I Beat Mike Tyson” tells of a Boston boxer’s one superman day in the ring. COM 101|
|April 5||An Evening with Todd Solondz||An NYU filmmaking professor and director of legendary independent features (Welcome to the Dollhouse, Happiness, etc.), Solondz will show his scathingly funny Dark Horse (2012), about an arrested 30ish guy who lives unhappily with his parents (Mia Farrow, Christopher Walken) and becomes engaged to the wackiest of women (Selma Blair). COM 101|
|May 3||An Evening with Allison Tatlock||Tatlock, a talented television writer (A Gifted Man), will screen several episodes which she wrote for In Treatment, the acclaimed, highly unusual, HBO series starring Gabriel Byrne as a self-questioning therapist. Tatlock’s In Treatment teleplays focus on actress Debra Winger as a woman patient anxious about the prospect of losing her sister. COM 101|