The Cinematheque is a coalition of UW-Madison academic departments and student film groups 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 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.


Spring 2016 programming would not have been possible without: Rachel Behnke, David Bordwell; David Drazin; Erik Gunneson; Amy Guthier; J.R. Jones; Dave Kehr; Ron Mann; Vincent Mollica; Russell Panczenco; Alexander Payne; Kirstin Pires; Robin Schmoldt; Peter Sengstock; Chelsea Shister; Marc Silberman; Amy Sloper; Kathryn Smith; Michael Trevis; Austin Wellens; Abramorama (Richard Abramowitz); Cineteca di Bologna (Carmen Accaputo, Guy Borlee); Cohen Media Group (Bill Thompson); Criterion Motion Pictures (Kyle Westphal); DEFA Film Library (Skyler J. Arndt-Briggs, Kathryn Julian); Double Exposure (Susanne Jacobson); Filmoteca UNAM (José Manuel Garcia, Ignacio Molina); Grindhouse Releasing (Bob Murawski); Gruppo Mediaset/RTI (Anna Napoli); Icarus Films (Livia Bloom); Janus Films (Brian Belovarac); Kino Lorber (Jonathan Hertzberg, Gary Palmucci); Milestone Films (Dennis Doros, Amy Heller); Music Box Films (Brian Andreotti); Park Circus (Chris Chouinard & Nick Varley); Rialto Pictures (Eric DiBernardo, Dave Franklin, Bruce Goldstein); Swank Motion Pictures (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)


Unless otherwise noted, program descriptions written by Jim Healy. Additional writing by Mike King (MK), Amanda McQueen (AM), Vincent Mollica (VM), and  Ben Reiser (BR)