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The Evanston Film Club is like a book club for movie lovers. Once a month, a dozen film aficionados will gather in Evanston to celebrate and debate the greatest films ever made, and the greatest being made today.

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Film Club of Evanston Monthly Meeting

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Our goal for The Evanston Film Club: To celebrate and debate with spirited and intelligent conversation the greatest films ever made, and the greatest being made today. The Evanston Film Club is like a book club for film aficionados. Members watch the movie BEFORE we meet, freeing all of The Club's meeting time for DISCUSSING the film. For our APRIL 29th gathering, we will discuss the films: Ida Lupino's "The Hitch-Hiker" (1953) AND Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" RSVP Required (space is limited). We will meet at 707 Chicago Ave in Evanston The celebration of the greatest movies ever made, and being made today! You can also contact via email at [masked] (please send us an email if you don't receive a response through Meetup)

Film Club of Evanston Monthly Meeting

Divine Creative Synergy

Our goal for The Evanston Film Club: To celebrate and debate with spirited and intelligent conversation the greatest films ever made, and the greatest being made today. The Evanston Film Club is like a book club for film aficionados. That is, members watch the movie BEFORE we meet, freeing all of The Club's meeting time for DISCUSSING the film. We purposely describe Evanston Film Club members as "film aficionados." For you, film is a passion. You think of the Oscars as your Superbowl. You make sure to watch all the nominees before the broadcast. You know the work of the cast members, and the directors, writers, producers, and if you don't, you learn about it. In short, you WANT to know WHY a film is exceptional, whether it was made this year, or before you were born. And you LOVE to talk about those films, yes, celebrate them, but debate their merits also. So... For The Evanston Film Club's first selection, we chose a film found on nearly every "Best Films" list: "American Beauty" Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1999, it is often called director Sam Mendes' "masterpiece." Written by Alan Ball, creator of "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood" also, "American Beauty" is a deep and still controversial satire. Ball won the Oscar for a script laced with dark yet sophisticated humor and insight. Its acting performances are exceptional across the board--Keven Spacey won the Oscar, and co-star Annette Bening the Golden Globe. (Ironically, Mendes fought the studio to cast its leads, neither one of whom was that well known at the time.) All told, "American Beauty" should most certainly spark plenty of intelligent and spirited discussion at the first meeting of The Evanston Film Club. By design, The Evanston Film Club will hold its initial meetings in a smaller space, a charming Evanston storefront at 707 Chicago Avenue, near Main Street between Kedzie and Keeney Streets. We will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and attendance is free. We have 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE. After a few meetings, based on response, we may expand the meeting size, but only to a number that meets our goal: The celebration of the greatest movies ever made, and being made today. You can also contact via email at [masked]

Film Club of Evanston Monthly Meeting

Divine Creative Synergy

Our goal for The Evanston Film Club: To celebrate and debate with spirited and intelligent conversation the greatest films ever made, and the greatest being made today. The Evanston Film Club is like a book club for film aficionados. That is, members watch the movie BEFORE we meet, freeing all of The Club's meeting time for DISCUSSING the film. We purposely describe Evanston Film Club members as "film aficionados." For you, film is a passion. You think of the Oscars as your Superbowl. You make sure to watch all the nominees before the broadcast. You know the work of the cast members, and the directors, writers, producers, and if you don't, you learn about it. In short, you WANT to know WHY a film is exceptional, whether it was made this year, or before you were born. And you LOVE to talk about those films, yes, celebrate them, but debate their merits also. So... For The Evanston Film Club's first selection, we chose a film found on nearly every "Best Films" list: "American Beauty" Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1999, it is often called director Sam Mendes' "masterpiece." Written by Alan Ball, creator of "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood" also, "American Beauty" is a deep and still controversial satire. Ball won the Oscar for a script laced with dark yet sophisticated humor and insight. Its acting performances are exceptional across the board--Keven Spacey won the Oscar, and co-star Annette Bening the Golden Globe. (Ironically, Mendes fought the studio to cast its leads, neither one of whom was that well known at the time.) All told, "American Beauty" should most certainly spark plenty of intelligent and spirited discussion at the first meeting of The Evanston Film Club. By design, The Evanston Film Club will hold its initial meetings in a smaller space, a charming Evanston storefront at 707 Chicago Avenue, near Main Street between Kedzie and Keeney Streets. We will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and attendance is free. We have 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE. After a few meetings, based on response, we may expand the meeting size, but only to a number that meets our goal: The celebration of the greatest movies ever made, and being made today. You can also contact via email at [masked]

Film Club of Evanston Monthly Meeting

Divine Creative Synergy

Our goal for The Evanston Film Club: To celebrate and debate with spirited and intelligent conversation the greatest films ever made, and the greatest being made today. The Evanston Film Club is like a book club for film aficionados. That is, members watch the movie BEFORE we meet, freeing all of The Club's meeting time for DISCUSSING the film. We purposely describe Evanston Film Club members as "film aficionados." For you, film is a passion. You think of the Oscars as your Superbowl. You make sure to watch all the nominees before the broadcast. You know the work of the cast members, and the directors, writers, producers, and if you don't, you learn about it. In short, you WANT to know WHY a film is exceptional, whether it was made this year, or before you were born. And you LOVE to talk about those films, yes, celebrate them, but debate their merits also. So... For The Evanston Film Club's first selection, we chose a film found on nearly every "Best Films" list: "American Beauty" Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1999, it is often called director Sam Mendes' "masterpiece." Written by Alan Ball, creator of "Six Feet Under" and "True Blood" also, "American Beauty" is a deep and still controversial satire. Ball won the Oscar for a script laced with dark yet sophisticated humor and insight. Its acting performances are exceptional across the board--Keven Spacey won the Oscar, and co-star Annette Bening the Golden Globe. (Ironically, Mendes fought the studio to cast its leads, neither one of whom was that well known at the time.) All told, "American Beauty" should most certainly spark plenty of intelligent and spirited discussion at the first meeting of The Evanston Film Club. By design, The Evanston Film Club will hold its initial meetings in a smaller space, a charming Evanston storefront at 707 Chicago Avenue, near Main Street between Kedzie and Keeney Streets. We will meet from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and attendance is free. We have 12 SPOTS AVAILABLE. After a few meetings, based on response, we may expand the meeting size, but only to a number that meets our goal: The celebration of the greatest movies ever made, and being made today. You can also contact via email at [masked]

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Film Club of Evanston Monthly Meeting

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