Starting a local film club -- might be fun, might be a disaster

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Going to start this Sunday with Black Narcissus and Kristin Thompson's 13-minute breakdown of color motifs in same. Can't wait for the fall & winter when film soundtracks won't have to compete with the AC.

For the 2nd meeting I'm thinking about Ousmane Sembène's Black Girl, plus something to fill out the evening since it's just 59 minutes. Not sure what though. Something about colonialism but not too long...

Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 19:35 (seven months ago) link

Cool. Will they eat sausages?

TS: “8:05” vs. “905” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:06 (seven months ago) link

that sounds interesting re: the color. one of the things i really regret about film these days is that the color is so dull in most of them. i realize few things are going to look as good as "black narcissus"... well this crosses over nicely with "Technological/practical "backward steps" we all just accept now", doesn't it?

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:11 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, was thinking of posting that there myself but hadn’t fully read the thread yet so wasn’t sure if it hadn’t already been done

TS: “8:05” vs. “905” (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 15 August 2019 17:43 (seven months ago) link

So far so good. Black Narcissus week 1, Where Is the Friend's Home? week 2. Pretty good discussion both nights. The Kiarostami had a couple of people laughing and a couple of people on the edge of tears, so it was fun to break down reactions.

The Chronicles of Ermagerd (WmC), Monday, 26 August 2019 03:06 (seven months ago) link

Took last week off because I was slammed with work. For this week there was a call for some comedy to lighten the mood, so I'm going to show the animated short Logorama and Safety Last! w/Harold Lloyd.

One of the attendees is frustrated at people commenting during movies and getting up to refill their popcorn bowls, etc. and asked me to ask everyone to be still and quiet when the lights are down. I sympathized, but said as much as she might want it to be a cinema experience, it's going to be a living room experience, and a crackdown is guaranteed to be a total buzzkill and attendance-kill. I'll make sure she's in the seat where nobody moves into her line of sight.

WmC, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:41 (seven months ago) link

Partially rescreened and rejected for comedy night: A Straightforward Boy, Schizopolis and Leningrad Cowboys Go America.

WmC, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:45 (seven months ago) link

I love Safety Last!

Dan S, Thursday, 5 September 2019 00:23 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Logorama and Safety Last! were a big hit, and so was the program of SF shorts the next week — A Trip to the Moon, La Jetée, Solar Walk and World of Tomorrow.

Taking this week off (2 weeks on then a week off seems to be working out best for everyone) and trying to decide what to show on the 29th. Maybe Tokyo Story.

WmC, Friday, 20 September 2019 01:33 (six months ago) link

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