Public Screenings

BGSU Film Theater 2020-2021 Schedule
Bowling Green State University

BGSU Film Theater

Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater (Room 206)


Tuesdays at the BGSU Film Theater

Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Film.

All films are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday nights, the BGSU Film Theater is THE place to be. With classics, cult favorites, quirky indie films and cutting-edge documentaries, Tuesdays at The Theater is for fans and connoisseurs looking for film treasures off the beaten track.

Fall 2020

The event features informal staged readings of two short screenplays: Good Natured by Ahmad Ghanim and Cuyahoga '69 by Johnny Catalano.

Good Natured is a slice of life drama about Anisa’s experiences as a Palestinian immigrant living in a Midwest city marked by anti-Muslim prejudices. Set in the late 2000s, the economic crisis shapes her prospects and those of Maren, a working-class local who she meets at a low-wage job. The story illuminates their lives and explores the possibility of surmounting cultural divisions.

Cuyahoga '69, set in the suburbs of Cleveland in the turbulent years of the Vietnam War, centers on James, a longhaired, music-loving high-school senior whose life is changed suddenly and completely when he receives his draft notice. The event escalates existing conflicts with his father, a World War II veteran who longs for his combat days, the only time he ever felt like a real man. 

Thoughtful discussions involving the author, the audience, and the performers follow each reading. The conversations will consider the authors’ inspirations and explore questions about story structure, characterization, tone, and dialogue.

Cineposium features student films in courses such as Cinematography, Editing-Image-Sound, Sync-Sound Production, Applied Aesthetics for the Moving Image, and Capstone Projects in Film.

Spring 2021

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BGSU Faculty and Studio Experience Films, 90 minutes, Curator: Thomas Castillo

Hosted by Thomas Castillo, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film

Faculty Cineposium is an event for screening and discussing Department of Theatre and Film Studio Experience productions directed by faculty and produced by student filmmakers. It is an opportunity to see films that have premiered on campus and gone on to festival screenings. It is also a chance to talk with student and faculty filmmakers about the pre-production, production, post-production, and distribution process.    

BGSU Student Screenplays, 90 minutes, Curator:

Hosted by , Film Production Major in the Department of Theatre and Film

This event features staged readings of two student screenplays. Thoughtful discussions involving the author, the audience, and the performers follow each reading. The conversations will explore the authors’ inspirations and visions. They will also facilitate revisions that will strengthen story structure, characterizations, tone, dialogue, and the translation into actual production.


Thursday Nights International Film Series

The International Film Series brings classic and recent foreign-language films features and occasionally a documentary - to campus to acquaint university and off-campus communities with a selection of world cinema. Sometimes sets of films correspond to a theme or to a course topic, in which case faculty members frequently introduce them. Students of world languages also enjoy seeing films in the original language on a large screen, but all films do carry English subtitles. All films are free and open to the public.

Fall 2020

Spring 2021