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, Associate Dean Maria Cancian, 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.


Summer 2015 programming would not have been possible without: David Bordwell; Roch Gershbach; Erik Gunneson; Vance Kepley; William Klein; Peter Sengstock; Amy Sloper; Michael Trevis; Austin Wellens; Tom Yoshikami; Academy Film Archives (Cassie Blake and May Haduong); Big World Pictures (Jonathan Howell); Cinema Guild (Ryan Krivoshey & Graham Swindoll); Criterion Motion Pictures (Kyle Westphal); The Film Desk (Jake Perlin); Library of Congress (Lynanne Schweighofer); Park Circus (Chris Chouinard & Nick Varley); Rialto Pictures (Eric DiBernardo, Dave Franklin & Bruce Goldstein); Sony Pictures (David Jennings & Michael Horne); Swank Motion Pictures (Mary Hartman); 20th Century Fox (Schawn Belston, Barbara Crandall & Caitlin Robertson); Universal Pictures (Paul Ginsburg & Dennis Chong); Walker Art Center (Dean Otto)


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