All Screenings on Sunday and Monday are VacCinema and require proof of vaccination.
Buck and the Preacher (1972)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Frenzy (1972)
Deliverance (1972)
Love in the Afternoon (1972)
The Candidate (1972)

Film Studies

Film History Discussion Series: 1972

6 Mondays, May 2 to June 13, noon to 3:00 pm (no session on May 30)  
Instructor: Andrew J. Douglas, Ph.D., Senior Director of Education, BMFI

Join us for a series of discussions covering an array of films that were initially released fifty years ago. We will take a brief tour of international cinema, including stops in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Films scheduled to be discussed are:

May 2: Buck and the Preacher (Sidney Poitier, US)
May 9: Love in the Afternoon (Éric Rohmer, France)
May 16: The Candidate (Michael Ritchie, US)*
May 23: Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Werner Herzog, West Germany)
June 6: Deliverance (John Boorman, US)
June 13: Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock, UK)
June 20: The Candidate (Michael Ritchie, US)

*Please note: the May 16 session has been rescheduled for June 20 due to instructor illness. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note: As this discussion series occurs on Mondays, and Mondays are a VacCinema day at BMFI, only fully vaccinated students may enroll. Each individual will be asked to show proof of vaccination by presenting their vaccination card or a clear photo of it, as well as photo ID, prior to entering BMFI. Please arrive early to allow adequate time for this process. You may visit the VacCinema page for further information.

In addition: though participants will be able to select their own seats upon entering the theater, please be mindful of others’ desire for distance when making your selection. In addition, per BMFI policy, we ask that you wear your mask when entering and exiting the theater, finding your seat, using the restroom, and navigating common areas at BMFI. You may remove your mask when seated in your theater seat, but we ask that you wear your mask when asking questions or making comments during the discussion portion of the session. Please email Jill Malcolm with any questions.

Course Information

Location: Theater 3

$100 for members, $135 for non-members; no “a la carte” enrollment


  • Monday, May 16 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, May 23 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, June 6 · 12:00 pm
  • Monday, June 13 · 12:00 pm