Buffalo Film Seminars open with “Top Hat”

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The fall lineup for the Buffalo Film Seminars ranges from a 1972 Russian science fiction movie that brings into question the nature of reality to a 1955 French heist film that includes a near-silent, half-hour scene portraying the burglary of a jewelry shop in such incredible detail that the movie was reportedly banned briefly by French authorities.

The films will be shown on Tuesday evenings, beginning Sept. 1, and hosted by UB English professors Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson as part of a class they teach on cinema (English 438). Each screening will begin at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion about the film.

The sessions, which are open to the public, will be held in the Market Arcade Film and Arts Centre, 639 Main Street in downtown Buffalo. Students registered for the class are admitted free. Anyone else can participate by purchasing a ticket at the regular Market Arcade prices. Free parking will be available in the lighted and fenced M&T lot across Washington Street. The theater is a short walk from the Metro Rail’s Theater station.

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