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The Gaslamp Film Society is a "movie & discussion" group based in downtown San Diego.

We generally meet on Wednesdays, at the Gaslamp or Hillcrest theaters, to watch new, critically-acclaimed releases. These are generally movies that score >70% on the ratings aggregator.

Following our screenings, we adjourn to a nearby restaurant to discuss what we've seen. We believe that each film can teach us something about the craft of storytelling, and we workshop the film together, breaking down the plot points, themes, scenes, etc.

We strive for a fun, respectful atmosphere for critical film discussion, where everybody's participation is our goal. For that reason, we limit the number of attendees to a smaller group, and expect you to attend if you've RSVPed "Yes." A picture of members is compulsory so we can find you at events. If you are not accepted into the group for this reason, you're encouraged to rejoin once you've included one.

Finally, our discussion board is a forum for your movie notes, and place to bounce your ideas off others: What do you think the film was trying to say, and in what ways did/didn't it succeed? Which scenes worked for you and how would you improve those that didn't?

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Recent Meetups

  • Jul 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Screening of "Boyhood"

    10 Gaslamp Film Members | 5.00

    Please note the new date and time. Join us Friday night (7/18) at the Hillcrest Landmark theater for "Boyhood", directed by Richard Linklater (the "Before Sunrise/Sunset... Learn more

  • Jul 15, 2014 · 6:45 PM

    Screening of "Venus in Fur"

    3 Gaslamp Film Members

    Playing exclusively at the Landmark Ken for one week only, join us Tuesday for a screening of "Venus in Fur". This film is the latest by director Roman Polanski (The... Learn more

  • Jun 24, 2014 · 6:45 PM

    Screening of "Chef"

    5 Gaslamp Film Members

    Film lovers and foodies unite! Join us Tuesday night at the Reading Gaslamp theater for "Chef", written and directed by Jon Favreau ("Swingers").  The general consensus... Learn more

  • May 6, 2014 · 8:00 PM

    Screening of "Under the Skin"

    5 Gaslamp Film Members | 5.00

    Join us Tuesday night at the Hillcrest Landmark theater for "Under the Skin", directed by Jonathan Glazer ("Sexy Beast").  The general consensus from RT: "Its message... Learn more

  • Apr 9, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Screening of "Enemy"

    3 Gaslamp Film Members

    Join us Wednesday night at the Gaslamp Stadium for "Enemy." The film reteams director Denis Villeneuve and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, who released "Prisoners" last year. The... Learn more

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