Seminar: The Thin Blue Line


Film critic Nicolas Rapold (contributor, The New York Times; host, The Last Thing I Saw) leads this virtual seminar on Errol Morris' groundbreaking documentary.

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How will this work?

When you register for this virtual education seminar, the program will be presented in three parts.

At least one week before the seminar, you'll receive an email with a link to watch a pre-taped lecture, to view before the film at your convenience. Please make sure to check your spam folder for this link before emailing our support team.

Then, you can go off and watch the film on your own. Please note, the Coolidge is not able to provide the film ourselves, but you can find out where to rent and/or stream it here.

Make sure you watch the film before the discussion, which will take place on Thursday, January 21 at 8pm EST over Zoom. Before the discussion, you can submit questions for the instructor here. You'll also have the opportunity to submit questions during the discussion!

Have any technical questions? Visit our FAQ page here.

About the Speaker

Nicolas Rapold is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The New York TimesArtforumSight & Sound, Reverse Shot, and The Village Voice. He worked as editor-in-chief of Film Comment (both web and print) at Film at Lincoln Center, where he was part of the magazine’s editorial team since 2005, and was film editor at Stop Smiling magazine and chief film critic at The L Magazine for over a decade. He produced and hosted The Film Comment Podcast and the Film Comment Talks, and he covers festivals such as Sundance and Cannes. He has taught at New York University and Princeton, and has curated programs at Film at Lincoln Center, including The New York Film Festival; the Museum of the Moving Image; the 92 Y; and Anthology Film Archives.

He hosts the podcast The Last Thing I Saw with regular features on new releases and home viewing with delightful critics, and shares notes and recommendations at He misses going to movie theaters like you wouldn’t believe, and is working on a book about Frederick Wiseman.


1hr 42mins

Find where to rent and stream the film here.