What is Cinemathèque?

Cinematheque is the premier screening series of the Department of Film and Television. It is a series of screenings of important, innovative films and television programs and of meetings and conversations with film- and television-makers. All undergraduate and graduate FTV students are required to attend a minimum of two Cinematheque events during each of the Fall and Spring semesters.

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.

For more information, contact the Film and Television department at filmtv@bu.edu.

The Cinematheque attendance policy can be found here.

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.

Spring 2020

Cinematheque has been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring semester, along with the student attendance requirement.