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.
May 19th : The Missing Picture
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.
From Rotten Tomatoes movie review site: SYNOPSIS: For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia...On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia. Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant? So I created it. What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows.