Presented Online Live by Dr. Scott Churchill and Guest Critics

Institute film lovers have thus far proven a hardy group in the face of the pandemic. We’ve had good experiences with a couple of Zoom sessions since the lockdown, and we’ll get even better at importing excerpts from screenings and utilizing other more sophisticated elements through digital access. Looking into the future, however, we must doubt the feasibility of meeting onsite for our popular “Dinner and a Classic Movie” in December. If that prospect changes for the better, we’ll let you know, of course. In the meantime, we will be imagining ways to capture the spirit of the event and would welcome your suggestions. I’m pleased to say that our resident film critic and Institute Fellow Dr. Scott Churchill will be with back with us in the Fall.

Mondays, September 21, October 19, November 9, December 14, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Per session: $25, Educator Members $10
Semester: $75, Members $65, Educator Members $30

October 19 suggested viewings:



DR. SCOTT CHURCHILL is an Institute Fellow, Professor of Psychology at the University of Dallas, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. He also teaches film at UD.



Chronology of Classic Dinner & Movies (2009 – Present) 

  1. 2009 Dec:  Amarcord (Federico Fellini, 1974)
  2. 2010 May:  The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen, 1985)
  3. 2010 Dec:  Dark Eyes (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1987)
  4. 2011 May:  The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)
  5. 2011 Dec:  Fellini: I’m a Born Liar  (Damien Pettigrew, 2002)
  6. 2012 May:  The Gay Divorcee (Mark Sandrich, 1935)
  7. 2012 Dec:  Strangers on a Train (Hitchcock, 1951)
  8. 2013 May: Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur, 1947)
  9. 2013 Dec:  Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson, 1962)
  10. 2014 May:  Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959)
  11. 2014 Dec:  Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942)
  12. 2015 May:  North by Northwest  (Hitchcock, 1959)
  13. 2015 Dec:  Bringing up Baby (Howard Hawks, 1938)
  14. 2016 May:  Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  15. 2016 Dec:  Annie Hall (Woody Allen, 1977)
  16. 2017 May:  The Trip to Bountiful  (Peter Masterson, 1985)
  17. 2017 Dec:  Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill, 1969)
  18. 2018 May:  The Third Man (Carol Reed, 1949)
  19. 2018 Dec:  Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1975)
  20. 2019 May: To Have and Have Not, (Howard Hawks, 1944)
  21. 2019 Dec: In the Heat of the Night, (Norman Jewison, 1967)