The Great Train Robbery (1903)—The first Western, the first “edited” film and the first with a real narrative was an evening highlight.
The Film Club launched its 2019–2020 season on Thursday, Sept. 12 with a special presentation—the History of Film—presented by Fr. David Guffey, CSC, Director of Family Theater Productions. The “full house” enjoyed silent films and insights from Fr. David about the evolution of early films and the foundation they set for the century of films that would follow.
This season the Film Club is focusing on The Art of Cinema, meaning the films we’ll see will represent excellence in an aspect of filmmaking. October 17 will focus on the art of screenwriting as we present 1960’s The Apartment that was written and directed by the legend, Billy Wilder. His work included Witness for the Prosecution, Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot. The Apartment, according to Roger Ebert, was one of the few Oscar best pictures that was actually the “best” picture of the year.
Join the Film Club on Thursday, Oct. 17 as we watch Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray deliver Wyler’s compelling, insightful yet comic dialog in the award-winning favorite, The Apartment. See you at The Grand Pavilion. Doors open at 6:30 for refreshments; programming begins at 7 p.m. Event entry: $10 (or $5 for seniors/students).