After Hours Film Society - Downers Grove

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.

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  • Jim P Z

    The creator of the movie, Rithy Panh, tells his personal story of the Khmer Rouge atrocities committed in Cambodia in a creative way using figurines, dioramas and archival footage. Discussion after the film was led by attorney David Scheffer, who is personally involved in the on-going prosecution of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders. (See his book "All the Missing Souls" and website http://www.cambodiatribunal.org/)

    May 19

    • Jodey S.

      I'm so sorry 2 have missed this event. I bet the discussion was interesting.

      May 20

    • vicki e.

      Very sorry I missed this. Had a writing group conflict, but I was intrigued by the creativity of the figurines and dioramas.

      May 20

  • Dan B.

    The speaker was terrific. Very informative.

    May 20

  • Kathleen L.

    Sorry after having PT today my lower back is hurting.

    May 19

  • Jodey S.

    Really sorry but I won't be able 2 make screening tonite. C all soon tho I hope.

    May 19

  • Debra K.

    Sorry, Working tonight!

    May 19

  • Dan B.

    Hi Jim, I'm going to try to make it to this one.

    May 17

  • Ursula S.

    Hi I would like to know if someone speaks Spanish?

    May 15

    • Kurt

      Si HABLA Espania Picquto

      May 16

    • Ursula S.

      Hi thank you I'm so glad you do. I hope to meet you soon.

      May 16

  • larry

    try to make it.

    May 15

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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