Talk Cinema

See the best new films before they're released, then discuss them with fellow movie buffs!

Talk Cinema is a film series offering its subscribers a unique presentation of quality films selected by film critic Harlan Jacobson, a 30-year industry veteran. Each series previews independent and foreign films before their release. Screenings are followed by discussions led by scholars, critics and filmmakers.

Some selections are meant to stretch the viewer’s perspective, some are meant to expand the viewer’s geopolitical horizons, and always to inform. New cinema is viewed as a peephole into new territory, whether it is cinematic, thematic, political or geographic.

Everyone is a critic: One of the program’s distinctive features is the opportunity for members to review films and to refer films to each other. This is a great way to deepen your film experience and connect with other cinephiles.

Last year, Talk Cinema audiences were among the first to screen such notable films as A Brilliant Young Mind, Experimenter, Theeb, The Lady in the Van, 45 Years, A War, Viva, Embrace of the Serpent, Art Bastard, Dheepan, The Idol, and Don't Think Twice.

Schedule and Price Info

Talk Cinema screenings take place on Sundays (except one Saturday) at 10am at the Coolidge. Please see below for the 2016 - 2017 schedule.

$168 for 9-show season pass 
Coolidge member subscription price: $143 for 9 shows
$20 day of show admission
$10 Students

Click here to subscribe to the 2016-2017 Talk Cinema season! 
For questions, please call (800) 551-9221.

2016 - 2017 Talk Cinema dates are as follows:

Oct 16, 2016
Nov 19, 2016 (Saturday)
Dec 18, 2016
Jan 22, 2017
Feb 12, 2017
Mar 5, 2017
Mar 19, 2017
Apr 2, 2017
Apr 30, 2017

Film titles are usually announced a week prior to the screening.

No events scheduled at this time. Please select a different date or program.