The greats are there: Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, John Huston. So are modern auteurs like Paul Thomas Anderson and Zack Snyder. That’s just a sampling of directors in the spring season of the Buffalo Film Seminars. At 7 p.m. every Tuesday in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre (639 Main St.), join University at Buffalo professors Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian for a great film, followed by a talk.

Here’s the schedule: Tuesday, “L’Atalante” (directed by Jean Vigo, 1934); Jan. 29, “The Great Dictator” (Chaplin, 1940); Feb. 5. “Les visiteurs du soir”/“The Devil’s Envoys” (Marcel Carne, 1942); Feb. 12, “Touch of Evil” (Welles, 1958); Feb. 19, “Revenge of a Kabuki Actor” (Kon Ichikawa, 1963); Feb 26, “Fat City” (John Huston, 1972); March 5, “The Tin Drum” (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979); March 19, “Naked” (Mike Leigh, 1993); March 26, “Heaven’s Gate” (Michael Cimino, 1980); April 2, “Punch-Drunk Love” (Anderson, 2002); April 9, “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead” (Sidney Lumet, 2007); April 16, “Watchmen” (Snyder, 2009); and April 23, “Within the Whirlwind” (Marleen Gorris, 2009). Tickets are $9 general; $7 students; and $6.50 for seniors. Visit

– Toni Ruberto