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 Eric Wilcots, 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.


Summer 2024 programming would not have been possible without invaluable assistance from our friends: Erik Gunneson; Lea Jacobs; Christina King; Peter Sengstock;  For providing film prints and DCPs and their licensing, we thank the following: Academy Film Archive (Edda Manriquez, Mike Pogorzelski); Cinema Guild (Tom Sveen); Criterion Motion Pictures (Brian Fox); Grasshopper Films (Kazu Watanabe); Janus Films (Brian Belovarac); Magnolia Pictures (Neal Block); MPI Media (Wyatt Ollestad); MUBI (Chris Wells); Rialto Pictures (Eric Di Bernardo); Roadside Attractions (Angel An); Swank Motion Pictures (Randy Andrews & Meghan Hunkins); Universal Pictures (Jason Jackowski); Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research (Eric Hoyt, Mary Huelsbeck, Amanda Smith).


Unless otherwise noted, calendar notes written by Jim Healy. Additional writing by Mike King (MK) & Ben Reiser (BR).