The Buffalo Film Seminars take place Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. promptly at the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, the only eight-screen publicly-owned film theater in the United States.

Each week Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson introduce the film, the film is screened, we take a brief break, and then have an open discussion with students in a University at Buffalo film class and anyone else who cares to join us.

Tickets for the seminars are adults $9, students $7, seniors $6.50. Season tickets are available any time at a 15% reduction for the cost of the remaining films. Free parking is available in the M&T fenced lot opposite the theatre's Washington Street entrance: pay the attendant $3, given the parking ticket to the ticket clerk in the theatre and get the $3 back.

Handouts with production details, anecdotes and critical comments about each week's film on goldenrod paper are available in the Market Arcade lobby 45 minutes before each session. The Goldenrod handouts are posted online one day before the screening. (All previous handouts are also online.) 

The Buffalo Film Seminars are presented by the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center and the University at Buffalo.

Spring 2014 poster (pdf)

Fall 2013 Schedule, BFS XXVII (pdf)

Fall 2013 poster (pdf)

Spring 2013 poster (pdf)

Fall 2012 Schedule, BFS XXV

Fall 2012 poster (pdf)

Spring 2012 poster (pdf)

Fall 2011 poster (pdf)

Spring 2011 poster (pdf)

Fall 2010 poster (pdf)

Spring 2010 poster (pdf)

Goldenrod handouts

A History of the Buffalo Film Seminars

All films shown in Buffalo Film Seminars I-XX, 2000-2010,by series, title, title, director & year (PDF)

How to get to the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center

click here to receive the BFS weekly film announcements

Blind Willie Johnson: "Dark was the night, cold was the ground"

email bruce jackson
email diane christian