A Place for the Film Fans of Madison to come together and discuss the greats of Foreign, Art House, Indie, and Classic cinema. Think of it like a book club, but better. You'll watch the Film Of The Meetup on your own time, and then arrive at the Meetup ready for discussion.
The Films of the Meetup will alternately be picked from two sources -
A subscription to either isn't necessary though, as all films chosen will also be available for borrowing from the Madison Public Library.
This group is open to FilmFans of all kinds, from the casually curious to the cinematically obsessed. As such, we ask that respect is given to all members, and each voice is allowed their fair share of time to speak.
Before the meeting, watch this 2003 French animated comedy.
Sylvain Chomet’s wondrous homage to antique animation blends Jazz Age whimsy with retina-tickling surrealism for a one-of-a-kind, Oscar-nominated confection. When her cyclist grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, the intrepid Madame Souza embarks on a madcap quest to the city of Belleville, where she joins forces with a trio of scat-singing faded flappers to rescue him. Achieving its stunning visuals through a mix of hand-drawn and computer animation, THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE conjures an anything-goes universe where canine dreams, musical vacuum cleaners, and man-eating tap shoes are all part of the fun.
Criterion Channel: https://www.criterionchannel.com/the-triplets-of-belleville
Join us for an after-the-screening Discussion!
The UW Cinematheque is holding a screening of Horse Feathers at 4070 Vilas Hall. This is a free, open to the public event that has no affiliation with CineMadison. As such, an RSVP doesn't guarantee seating - seating is only available on a first come, first served basis.
After the screening, head on over to Der Rathskeller to meet up with the group for a discussion of the film.
IMPORTANT: Feel free to attend the movie even if you can't attend the discussion, but please only RSVP to this event if you plan on making the discussion portion.
Anarchy reigns at Huxley College as the four Marx Bros. take on higher education. The great Thelma Todd is back on hand as romantic foil to Huxley’s President Wagstaff (Groucho), who has hired Baravelli (Chico) and Pinky (Harpo) to help him win the big football game. A new 4K restoration will be shown, preceded by Popeye the Sailor in You Gotta Be a Football Hero (1935, 6 min.)