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La Cinémathèque Film Club
Members view some of the most talented filmmakers that have made modern film what it is today. This fall the focus is on Italian films and filmmaking. The films are masterpieces of cinematic vision that deal with life, personal development, social issues, and philosophical messages. Film club membership includes six films introduced by educator, artist and film maker, Gerard Amsellem. Participatory discussions follow each screening.
Films, descriptions and dates:
September 23, 2012 – Rome, Open City – Director, Robert Rossellini
October 21, 2012 – Umberto D – Director, Vittorio De Sica
November 18, 2012 – Death in Venice – Director, Luchino Visconti
December 16, 2012 – 8 ½ - Director, Fredrico Fellini
January 13, 2013 – La’Avventura – Director, Michelangelo Antonioni
February 10, 2013 – Seven Beauties – Lina Wertmuller
When: Selected Sundays, Sept 23, 2012 – Feb 10, 2013
Where: Theater, the Baird Center
Time: 2 pm
Register: wwwthebaird.org or in person
More About The Baird
The Baird is a century-old, Tudor-style building that houses the Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs' administrative offices. There's a theater space used by three companies: Dreamcatcher, Penny Pretzel Playhouse and Flying Ship. The Pierro Gallery is located in the building too. Outdoor facilities include eight lighted tennis courts and a lighted basketball court.
The Village's Senior Social Services Unit is also located in the building. The office is open Tuesday and Thursday, 10am - 4pm. Its phone number is 973-378-7766, ext. 2225.