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 Interim 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.


January-May 2020 programming would not have been possible without invaluable assistance from our friends: David Bordwell; Kelley Conway; Bob Furmanek; Erik Gunneson; Jeff Herriott; Eric Hoyt; Mary Huelsbeck; Lea Jacobs; Greg Kintz; Kirstin Pires; Jame Runde; Robin Schmoldt; Peter Sengstock; Jeff Smith; Michael Trevis; Candie Waterloo; S. Craig Zahler; For providing film prints and DCPs, we thank the following: Arbelos Films (David Marriott, Ei Toshinari); Big World Pictures (Jonathan Howell); Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique (Regina De Martelaere, Ema Tytkat); Cineteca di Bologna (Carmen Accaputo, Guy Borlée); Cineteca Nacional Mexico (Gabriela Camacho); Cohen Media Group (M.J. Peckos); Criterion Motion Pictures (Brian Fox); Janus Films (Brian Belovarac); Kino Lorber (Chris Mason Wells); Lionsgate (Adam Sorenson); Magnolia Pictures (Neal Block); Metrograph (Jake Perlin, George Schmalz); Outsider Pictures (Paul Hudson); Park Circus (Chris Chouinard); Rialto Pictures (Eric DiBernardo, Bruce Goldstein); RLJ Entertainment (Linda Schortz); Swank Motion Pictures (Randy Andrews & Dana Hillyer); 20th Century Fox Archives (Stephany Kim); Michael Tuckman Media (Michael Tuckman); UCLA Film and Television Archive (Paul Malcolm, Todd Wiener, Steven Hill); Universal Pictures (Liam Berney, Jason Jackowski); University of North Carolina School of the Arts (Matt Jones & David Spencer).


Unless otherwise noted, calendar notes written by Jim Healy. Additional writing by Mike King (MK), Pauline Lampert (PL), Ben Reiser (BR), and Zachary Zahos (ZZ)