Film and Media Studies

Programs & Resources

Film in Rochester

Film at the University of Rochester

UR Cinema Group
The UR Cinema Group is a student group that shows movies every Friday and Saturday night throughout the semester in Hoyt Auditorium. The group shows a mixture of popular movies, indie flicks, and older films.

Museums and Other Local Cultural Resources

The George Eastman Museum
The George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum and one of the oldest film archives. The museum has a great collection of online research resources and houses both the Dryden Theater and the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester
The University’s Memorial Art Gallery features a gallery of more than 12,000 objects. It offers a panorama of the world’s art, showcasing more than 5,000 years of art and art history. Admission is free for University of Rochester students.

Rochester Contemporary
The Rochester Contemporary (RoCo) is a non-profit serving the culturally and artistically diverse audiences of Western New York State. RoCo encourages the redefinition of contemporary art through its gallery and satellite exhibitions, educational programs, film and lecture series, performance art, and various multi-media initiatives.

The Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office, Inc.
A non-profit organization funded by the Monroe County operating as an independent entity under the umbrella of the Greater Rochester Visitor's Association.

Visual Studies Workshop
Internationally recognized as a center for media studies, including photography, visual books, digital imaging, film, and video, the Visual Studies Workshop serves artists and the general public with diverse programming in education and exhibitions.

Film Festivals

High Falls Film Festival
The High Falls Film Festival is an annual international film festival showcasing work by women in film and video working in all positions of the film production process.

Rochester International Film Festival (Movies on a Shoestring)
The longest-running independent film festival in the United States, the Rochester International Film Festival is held annually at the Dryden Theater.

The Rochester Jewish Film Festival
The largest Jewish cultural event in western New York, this festival screens more than 25 films of Jewish interest at the George Eastman Museum’s Dryden Theatre and The Little Theatre in downtown Rochester.

The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival (ImageOut)
ImageOut is an area festival that helps educate the local community. The festival exhibits multi-racial and multi-cultural films and videos. It also presents artistic and educational programs by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

Movie Theaters and Movie Listings

Democrat & Chronicle Newspaper's listings
The Democrat and Chronicle is the hometown newspaper of Rochester, NY.

City Newspaper film reviews
This local newspaper includes reviews by FMS faculty member George Grella.

Dryden Theater
The Dryden Theatre shows films in their original formats every day of the week.

The Little Theater
The Little Theater Film Society presents American independent and foreign films, visual arts, and music for the greater Rochester Community.

The Cinema
Billing itself as Rochester's oldest neighborhood theaters in the United States, the Cinema was established in 1914.

Strasenburgh Planetarium
Features a 65-foot dome theater and CineMagic 870 screen, located at the Rochester Museum & Science Center. Theatre shows and special movies daily.

Cinemark IMAX Theatre at Tinseltown
2291 Buffalo Road, Rochester, NY

Movies 10 (Cinemark)
2609 West Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14623

Pittsford Cinema 9
Locally owned, independent theater. Offers discounts for students (except matinees).
3349 Monroe Ave, Pittsford, NY 14534 (Pittsford Plaza)

The Strand
Locally owned and operated landmark theater in downtown Brockport
93 Main Street, Brockport

Rochester Online Movie Groups

Rochester Cinema
Movie theaters, film festivals, video, reviewers, and anything else related are relevant topics for discussion in this group. Write your own movie reviews, comment on published reviews, and share your moving going experiences.