Cinemathèque 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 Cinemathèque event during each of the Fall and Spring semesters.

A selection of previous Cinematheque guests:

  • Paul Schrader (First Reformed, Raging Bull, Taxi Driver)
  • Gregg Fienberg (Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, True Blood)
  • Jennifer Getzinger (Mad Men, Sex and the City)
  • Josh & Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems, Good Times)
  • Michael Gunn 2013) (Billions, The Newsroom)
  • Thomas Elsaesser (Film theorist)
  • Anna Wexler, Nadja Oertelt (Unorthodox)
  • Nicole Savini (The Colbert Report)
  • Paul Bernon (Yosemite)
  • Stephanie Schiff (The Americans)
  • Ed Zuckerman (Law & Order)
  • Sam Sokolow (Genius series, Einstein)
  • Jonathan Groff (Blackish, How I Met Your Mother)
  • Kelly Reichardt (First Cow, Old Joy, Wendy & Lucy)
  • Matt Pitts (Westworld, Fringe)
  • Christina Voros (Yellowstone, Queen Sugar)
  • Christian Roman (Luca, Toy Story 3)
  • Timothy Palmer (Killing Eve, The Last Kingdom)

FTV majors, grad students, and faculty are all members of the Cinemathèque Blackboard site. Links to the media and zoom session for each will be posted on this site, as well as a discussion board to submit questions to ask of the guests. Students should view the media from the guest during the week before each event.

For more information, contact the Department of Film and Television: filmtv@bu.edu.