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 The Artist, Melancholia, Like Crazy, Monsieur Lazhar, and The Salt of Life.

Schedule and Price Info

All Talk Cinema screenings take place on Sundays at 10am at the Coolidge. Please see below for the 2015 - 2016 schedule.

$150 for 8-show season pass 
Coolidge member subscription price: $128 for 8 shows
$20 day of show admission
$10 Students

Click here to subscribe to the 2015-2016 Talk Cinema season! 
For questions, please call (800) 551-9221.

2015 - 2016 Talk Cinema dates are as follows:

September 27, 2015 
October 11, 2015 
November 8, 2015 
December 6, 2015 
January 24, 2016 
February 14 , 2016 
March 6, 2016 
April 10, 2016 

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

  • 1hr 30mins
    Talk Cinema

    Famed social psychologist Stanley Milgram, in 1961 conducted a series of radical behavior experiments that tested ordinary humans willingness to obey authority.


    Sunday, October 11: