La Cinémathèque Film Club
La Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers in the Loft at SOPAC. The events are led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem who provides introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions.
To attend, become a Film Club Member and explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films presented as part of each series.
Important: Film Club Memberships are available for sale in advance of a series and through the second film screening in a series as the discussions around each film build upon prior events.
Renowned Iranian Filmmaker Series:
SEP 13 The Cow (1969) Dariush Mehrjui
OCT 4 The Cyclist (1987) Mohsen Makhmalbaf
NOV 29 Close-Up (1990) Abbas Kiarostami
DEC 13 The Children of Heaven (1997) Majid Majidi
JAN 17 The Separation (20011) Asghar Farhadi
Gerard Amsellem is a French and American citizen. He spent the first 25 years of his life in Paris, France where he studied painting at the University of Paris and earned his Masters Degree in French Literature and Art History. In 1982, Gerard moved to the U.S. and continued to paint and develop his interest in film. His paintings have been exhibited abroad in Paris and locally at GAS Gallery & Studio and at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. Gerard has been studying film throughout his life. He currently teaches World Film at Livingston High School and has directed several short films. Gerard’s special interests lie in foreign and independent films from all over the world.
Questions about La Cinémathèque Film Club can be directed to Gerard Amsellem at email@example.com