What we're about


We show films on the first Friday of the month (mostly) from October through May or June and every film is followed by a discussion - your chance to comment, criticize, praise - or just listen to what others have to say.

We show all kinds of films including Indies, Lost Classics and even some mainstream Hollywood productions. All will be interesting with a mind towards provoking discussion. Some are pure fluff - but really good fluff!

If you're looking for fast action, super-heroes or phenomenal special effects - look elsewhere! We're not for you. If you're looking for character driven films with real plots and interesting themes, you've come to the right place.

Past topics included:

Fall 2013:

Varieties of Religious Experience (Arranged, The Apostle, Marjoe, The Ninth Day)

Spring 2014:

Battle of the Sexes (Baby Face, Adam's Rib, The Blue Angel, How to Murder Your Wife)

Fall 2014:

Sidney Poitier films (No Way Out, Lilies of the Field, In the Heat of the Night, Let's Do It Again)

Spring 2015:

Work and Family I (Diamond Men, Mafioso, Lives of Others)

Fall 2015:

Work and Family II (Real Women Have Curves, Save the Tiger, Crooklyn)

Spring 2016: Some Classic Black Films (Lost Boundaries, Black Orpheus, Do the Right Thing, Cabin in the Sky)

Fall 2017:

Four Small, Beautiful Films: The Soloist, The Fits, The Station Agent, You Can Count On Me

2018 Monthly Series:

The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, I Am Not Your Negro, The Gold Diggers of 1933, My Son John, more ...

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The Visitor (2007), named one of the year's 10 best by Wall Street Journal

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Leave No Trace (2018) from the director of Winter's Bone

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Winter's Bone (2010) starring Jennifer Lawrence

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