The riverrun Global Film Series presents a curated selection of films that moves beyond national frameworks to account for an increasingly transnational imagination of film production, reception, and distribution. This annual three-day series runs from Thursday to Saturday at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY. The Global Film Series builds on the success of riverrun’s continuing Cinegael Buffalo program, which has focused on Irish film since 2004.

All events are free and open to the public!

To better understand our present existence in the networked world, we explore a “Country in Focus” each year to investigate the dynamics of location in the history of world cinema, emphasizing recent globalizing transformations rather than national concerns. The 2017 festival focused on Cuban films and culture, and the inaugural 2016 festival presented Iranian films and filmmakers. This year, we are excited to present a great selection of Mexican cinema and borders! 

The Series is produced with the support of the UB Department of English, Buffalo State English Department, James Agee Chair in American Culture, and Professor Bruce Jackson.