The 25th edition of the Buffalo Film Seminars, a public outgrowth of a University at Buffalo class taught by English professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson, began earlier this week with a screening of the World War I film "Wings" and continues on Tuesday with Fritz Lang's 1931 film "M" in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center (639 Main St.). The Tuesday night series, which combines screenings of important films from around the world with contextual material and post-film discussions led by Christian and Jackson, has become popular not only with UB students but with the film-loving public of Western New York.
The rest of the series features Zoltán Korda's "The Four Feathers" on Sept. 11, Marcel Carné's "Children of Paradise" on Sept. 18, Robert Alrich's "Kiss Me Deadly" on Oct. 2, David Miller's "Lonely Are the Brave" on Oct. 9, Sidney Lumet's "Fail-Safe" on Oct. 16, Richard Rush's "The Stunt Man" on Oct. 23, Elem Klimov's "Come and See" on Oct. 30, Isao Takahata's "Grave of the Fireflies" on Nov. 6, Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia" on Nov. 13, Alexander Sokurov's "Russian Ark" on Nov. 20, Claire Denis' "White Material" on Nov. 27 and Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation" on Dec. 4.
Each screening starts at 7 p.m. More information on the series is at www.buffalofilmseminars.com. Tickets are $9, $7 for students and $6.50 for seniors.- Colin Dabkowski?