The Film Forum started in the fall of 2005. It is dedicated to the discussion of films that do not only delight us in the spectacular ways cinema most naturally does but also leave us puzzled, challenged, unsettled, or even irritated. The films we show cry out for discussion and have afforded us on many Monday nights in the Rocky Theater with the pleasure of intelligent and passionate conversation.

This forum connects the members of the Princeton public inside and outside of the university and a core audience has gradually shaped up from the regularly participating students, professors, and other Princetonians. The Film Forum provides a great opportunity to witness the intellectual talent of Princeton in action and, moreover, to engage with it.

The film forum's theme for the Spring 2016 semester is “Seeing Hurt”.

In Spring 2016, the films will be screened at McCormick 101.

The Film Forum has been funded, in part, by a gift from Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 and the Lewis Center for the Arts.


For more information, please contact Kim Girman at 609-258-5496

  1. Monday, September 19, 2016 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) by Joel and Ethan Coen Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  2. Monday, September 26, 2016 I Was Born, But... (1932) by Yasujir Ozu with live music by Riley Lee Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  3. Monday, October 3, 2016 Autumn Sonata (1978) by Ingmar Bergman Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  4. Monday, October 10, 2016 The Color of Pomegranates (1969) by Sergei Parajanov Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  5. Monday, October 17, 2016 Tous les Matins du Monde (1991) by Alain Corneau Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  6. Monday, October 24, 2016 Koyaanisqatsi (1982) by Godfrey Reggio Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  7. Monday, November 7, 2016 The Band's Visit (2007) by Eran Kolirin Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  8. Monday, November 14, 2016 Limite (1931) by Mário Peixoto with live music by Noah and Rosalie Kaplan Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  9. Monday, November 21, 2016 Eye in the Sky (2015) by Gavin Hood Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  10. Monday, November 28, 2016 Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) by Terence Davies Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  11. Monday, December 5, 2016 Stalker (1979) by Andrei Tarkovsky Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm Film Forum
  12. Monday, December 12, 2016 The Kid (1921) by Charlie Chaplin with live music by Andrew Lovett Rocky Theater, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum

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