The Cinematheque represents UW-Madison academic departments and student film groups and is dedicated to showcasing the best in international cinema history and fine films which would otherwise never reach Madison screens. As the screening facility of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) and a member of the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF), the Cinematheque regularly showcases archival and other rare prints from around the world. The Cinematheque screens films while the University is in session during the Fall and Spring semesters and for four to five weeks during the summer. The Cinematheque has one of the finest projection facilities in Wisconsin and screens a variety of formats, including DCP (Digitial Cinema Package), 35mm and 16mm (both on reel-to-reel projection systems), and multiple standard and high definition video formats. It is the Cinematheque's policy to screen films only in the best available versions in the correct aspect ratio, and, if silent, at the appropriate speed and with musical accompaniment. Funding has been provided by generous grants from the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Foundation, as well as support from the Chazen Museum of Art. Special thanks to Dean John Karl Scholz, Associate Dean Susan Zaeske, the Chazen's Russell Panczenko, and the College of Letters and Science for their continued support.


All Cinematheque screenings are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open thirty minutes before showtime. In consideration of our audiences, no one will be admitted 15 minutes after the scheduled start time of any program. Donations are accepted at the door or through our website (http://cinema.wisc.edu/donate). Tax-free charitable donations can be made to the Friends of Film Fund.


For wheelchair access to 4070 Vilas Hall, please provide 24 hour notice by writing info@cinema.wisc.edu or call 608-262-3627.


January-May 2017 programming would not have been possible without: Thomas Beard; David Bordwell; Harry Guerro; Erik Gunneson; Amy Guthier; Lea Jacobs; Vincent Mollica; Russell Panczenco; Kirstin Pires; Robin Schmoldt; Peter Sengstock; Marc Silberman; Jeff Smith; Michael Trevis; Abramorama (Richard Abramowitz); Academy Film Archive (Cassie Blake); Cinema Guild (Blandine Mercier-McGovern); Cohen Media (Tim Lanza, M.J. Peckos); Criterion Motion Pictures (Kyle Westphal); Flicker Alley (Josh Morrison); Grasshopper Films (Ryan Krivoshey); IFC Films (Justin DiPietro); Janus Films (Brian Belovarac); Kino Lorber (Jonathan Hertzberg); Library of Congress (Lynanne Schweighofer); Museum of Modern Art (Dave Kehr, James Layton, Katie Trainor); Park Circus (Chris Chouinard & Nick Varley); Rialto Pictures (Eric DiBernardo, Dave Franklin, Bruce Goldstein); Sony Repertory (David Jennings, Michele Moore, Benjamin Scantlin); Strand Releasing (Nathan Faustyn); Swank Motion Pictures (Randy Andrews & Mary Hartman); 20th Century Fox (Schawn Belston, Barbara Crandall. Caitlin Robertson); UCLA Film and Television Archive (Shannon Kelley, Todd Wiener, Steven Hill); Universal Pictures (Paul Ginsburg, Dennis Chong); UW LACIS (Sarah Ripp, Alberto Vargas, Sarah Ann Wells); UW Middle East Studies Program (Nevine El Nossery); Vitagraph Films (David Shultz); Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research (Mary Huelsbeck, Amy Sloper)


Unless otherwise noted, program descriptions written by Jim Healy. Additional writing by Dave Kehr (DK); Mike King (MK); Vincent Mollica (VM); Ben Reiser (BR); Matt St. John (MS); Jeff Smith (JS).