Cinema Slapdown: "Shame"

Columbia College finishes out its fall semester with the final 2012 installment of its Cinema Slapdown series.  For those unfamiliar with the series, they first hold a free screening of a controversial movie (such as "2001", "Melancholia", "Happiness", or "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas").  Afterwards two guest lecturers go on stage and have a raucous argument over how amazing or terrible the film really is.  It's moderated by a professor in a referee outfit, and the conversation expands to debate between the lecturers and the audience members themselves!  It's a fun and exciting look at what's remarkable about each film.

This session will be screening "Shame", a 2011 film featuring a fearless role by Michael Fassbender as a man dealing with an all-encompassing sexual compulsion.  Is it an insightful look at denial and obsession, or just an excuse to gawk at the dysfunction in full view?  At the Cinema Slapdown, you'll get to hear both sides (and present your own).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    So intense! I'm dying for another.

    November 19, 2012

  • Al

    Super time at the Slapdown. The two debaters didn't pursue the movie with full gusto, but the audience made up for it - some heated arguments were being made by the end, showing "Shame" was a perfect polarizing film to be a Slapdown contestant!

    November 18, 2012

  • Al

    Just want to note that if you've already seen "Shame", it's perfectly possible to walk into the theater after the screening to experience the Slapdown. That will probably happen a little before 9:00PM for this movie. In that case, if you don't see your fellow Meetupers in the theater, we'll meet outside at a table after the Slapdown itself.

    November 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds so cool and I really want to come! My sister is coming in town that day, but I may still be able to go (especially if it's the last one in this series.) Will be in touch asap. :D

    November 1, 2012

  • JJ

    Do you know who the guest lecturers will be?

    October 31, 2012

    • Al

      They're pretty good about keeping the lecturer's secret until the day of the Slapdown. Previous lecturers have included Tim Kazurinsky, WXRT's Terri Hemmert, Harold Ramis, and Rod Blagojevich (yes, *that* Rod Blagojevich)

      October 31, 2012

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