• Our history

  • The School of Communication Norton Herrick Center for Motion Picture Studies at the University of Miami is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge of the history, aesthetics and social and cultural impact of motion picture media.

    The goals of the Herrick Center are to provide support for research, to further the important work of preservationists and archivists, to facilitate the study and teaching of film at the University, and to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the University and the South Florida community through lectures, conferences, seminars and workshops, and through screenings at the Bill Cosford Cinema, the on campus state-of-the-art theater that specializes in exhibiting first-run alternative, foreign and classic films.


Upcoming guest lectures, film series, retrospectives, special screenings hosted and sponsored by the Norton Herrick Center.

  • 29

    Mar, 2018

  • Do Not Resist

    1111 Memorial Dr.

    March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    DO NOT RESIST is an urgent documentary that explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment—since 9/11.

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    Apr, 2018

  • The Yes Men Are Revolting

    1111 Memorial Dr.

    April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    Chronicles the past five years of pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, the infamous activists known for duping the media with their impersonations