Established in 1989, The After Hours Film Society screens foreign, classic and specialty films at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, each presentation followed by a lecture or group discussion led by educators and film professionals. Meeting at the beautifully restored Tivoli (Built in 1928) on the second and fourth Monday of the month (except May and December - second Monday only). Admission is $5.00 for AHFS Members, $9.00 non-members. AHFS Membership details - Click Here. Complimentary coffee and cookies after the film. Live pre-film entertainment on a 1924 Wurlitzer theatre organ.
Meetup at 7:00 - Seated at 7:15 - Showtime 7:30. Purchase your ticket, get your popcorn and Twizzlers, and meet in the theater lobby near the little table with napkins & salt. Look for a guy with a Meetup sign. PLEASE BE ON TIME!
Don't rush off after the film. Organized discussion of the film in the theatre follows coffee and cookies in the lobby.
April 28th: Tim's Vermeer
Review on Rotten Tomatoes movie site: Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, (Video Toaster, LightWave, TriCaster) attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically - 150 years before the invention of photography? The epic research project Jenison embarks on to test his theory is as extraordinary as what he discovers. Spanning a decade, Jenison's adventure takes him to Delft, Holland, where Vermeer painted his masterpieces on a pilgrimage to the North coast of Yorkshire to meet artist David Hockney and eventually to Buckingham Palace, to see the Queen's Vermeer