La Cinémathèque Film Club: Women Film Directors
Explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films when you become a Film Club Member. La Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers in the Loft at SOPAC.
Film Club Members are provided with introductions to each of the films and invited to stay for engaging post-screening discussions. La Cinémathèque is curated and hosted by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem.
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.
Women Film Directors
Membership: $60 (4 films)
La Cinematheque Film Club presents a brand new series of film screenings this fall. “Women Film Directors” will be a chronology of pictures directed by women from around the world, produced from 1962 to the present day. The series will explore the social, economical and political aspects of each director’s home country and the cinematic language of the female filmmaker. After each screening, there will be a discussion about the different messages and viewpoints of these great directors, their impact on the world of cinema and their impact on the lives of women from various cultures.
SEP 24 | Cleo De 5 A 7 (1962)
directed by Agnes Varda, France
OCT 15 | Seven Beauties (1975)
directed by Lina Wertmuller, Italy
NOV 12 | Europa-Europa (1990)
directed by Agnes Holland, Poland
DEC 17 | Take My Eyes (2003)
directed by Iciar Bollain, Spain
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 firstname.lastname@example.org