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, as well as support from the Chazen Museum of Art. Special thanks to Dean John Karl Scholz, Associate Dean Susan Zaeske, 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.


August-December 2019 programming would not have been possible without: David Bordwell; Kelley Conway; Manohla Dargis; David Filipi; Bob Furmanek; Larry Gottheim; Erik Gunneson; Amy Guthier; Mary Huelsbeck; Lea Jacobs; Nancy Kauffman; Anthony L’Abbate; Lori Kido Lopez;  J.J. Murphy; Kirstin Pires; Julia Reichert; Robin Schmoldt; Peter Sengstock; Jeff Smith; Michael Trevis; Stéphane Vieyra; Chicago Film Society (Julian Antos, Becca Hall); Cohen Media Group (M.J. Peckos); Criterion Motion Pictures (Brian Fox); Cultural Services of the French Embassy (Amélie Garin-Davet, Laurence Geannopulos); Film Movement (Clemence Taillandier); George Eastman Museum (Olivia Arnone); Grindhouse Releasing (Bob Murawski, David Szulkin); Janus Films (Brian Belovarac); Kino Lorber (Jonathan Hertzberg); Library of Congress (Lynanne Schweighofer); Metrograph (Jake Perlin, George Schmalz); Milestone Films (Dennis Doros & Amy Heller); Monument Releasing (Tarek Shoukri); Music Box Films (Kyle Westphal); Park Circus (Chris Chouinard); Sony Pictures Classics (Michael Dicerto); Sony Repertory (David Jennings, Michele Moore, Benjamin Scantlin); Swank Motion Pictures (Randy Andrews & Dana Hillyer); 20th Century Fox Archives (Stephany Kim); UCLA Film and Television Archive (Todd Wiener, Steven Hill); Universal Pictures (Liam Berney,  Jason Jackowski); University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Matt Jones & David Spencer)


Calendar notes written by Jim Healy. Additional writing by Julian Antos (JA), Mike King (MK), Lori Lopez (LL), Ben Reiser (BR), Jeff Smith (JS), and Zack Zahos (ZZ)