There are many good films showing every week on campus, and we’ve tried to list all that are open to the public, as well as give information in the sidebar to local and regional film theaters and film festivals, various campus film groups such as UFO, and all upcoming public campus film events. If you want to find upcoming screenings on campus, visit our calendar here, or just click on “View All Events” at the upper right on this page.

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Upcoming Events

2014 Senior Thesis Film Festival

Thursday, May 1st, 2014 8:00pm

Please join us for the premiere screenings of senior thesis films completed by students in the Program in Visual Arts. Films include:

Senior-Thesis FINALStraight for Satan
Directed by Nick Ellis ‘14
A closeted athlete at a Catholic college is tempted by the occult while trying to reconcile his feelings and beliefs.

The Pretty People
Directed by Dayna Li ‘14
The president of a secret literary society, who’s also an underground cocaine dealer, takes advantage of his girlfriend’s desperation.

Unchained: A Life Beyond the Stage
Directed by Brady Valashinas ‘14
A behind the scenes look at the unconventional and exciting life of Cirque du Soleil aerialist Brandon Pereyda.


All three films will be presented at each of the following screenings:

Friday, April 25 at 11:30 pm
Garden Theater at 160 Nassau Street
Open for students with Princeton University ID
Refreshments will be served

Wednesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm
James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street
Free and open to the public

Thursday, May 1 at 8pm
Frist Campus Center South Lawn
Free and open to the public
Refreshments will be served

These events are presented by the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students.

The Past

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 6:00pm
Princeton Garden Theatre (160 Nassau Street)

The PastAn Iranian man returns to Paris from Tehran to divorce his estranged wife and unveils a secret from their past. The Past (2013, dir. Asghar Farhadi) is presented with English subtitles.

The screening will be preceded by a meet and greet with refreshments at 5:30 pm. Tickets for this event cost $10 each and may be purchased at the Garden Theatre box office. Proceeds benefit Princeton Public Library.

This event is part of the Global Cinema series presented by Princeton Public Library, the Davis International Center, the International Employees Group, and the Princeton Garden Theatre.