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, February 8, 2016 Glory (1989) by Edward Zwick Erika Kiss, UCHV Film Forum Director and Desmond Jagmohan, Department of Politics McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  2. Monday, February 15, 2016 The Shining (1980) by Stanley Kubrick McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  3. Monday, February 22, 2016 Before Night Falls (2000) by Julian Schnabel McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  4. Monday, February 29, 2016 Straight Outta Compton (2015) by F. Gary Gray McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  5. Monday, March 7, 2016 The Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) by Wes Anderson McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  6. Monday, March 21, 2016 District 9 (2009) by Neill Blomkamp McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  7. Monday, March 28, 2016 Son of Saul (2015) by László Nemes McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  8. Monday, April 4, 2016 Ragtime (1981) by Miloš Forman McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  9. Monday, April 11, 2016 Touch of Evil (1958) by Orson Welles McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  10. Monday, April 18, 2016 The Searchers (1956) by John Ford McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  11. Monday, April 25, 2016 Dead Man (1996) by Jim Jarmusch McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum
  12. Monday, May 2, 2016 Hallelujah! (1929) by King Vidor McCormick 101, 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Film Forum

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