Friday, Sept. 9 at the Randall Museum 199 Museum way
San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut St.
California College of the Arts (CCA), 1111 Eighth St.
September though April
7 pm Reception, 7:30 Screening
On Fridays throughout the school year we offer our students free screenings of classic, foreign and art films.
Each screening kicks off with a classic cartoon and a short film, followed by an introduction from one of our guest speakers and finally the feature. We finish with a group discussion facilitated by Ronald Chase. We invite students, their parents, mentors, filmmakers and critics to join us. A wider mix of attendance makes the discussions that much more interesting!
Films are selected to provide students with an understanding of the history of serious film, but also to thrill and excite them with the scope and breath of great filmmaking. The discussion helps students develop their ideas about the film as well as build a vocabulary with which to share their personal observations, likes and dislikes.
The short films at accompany the feature explore other aspects of the arts students might not otherwise discover: imaginative dance films and the avant-garde films of the 1920’s are examples. Other times, the short film is chosen to provide context or a counterpoint to the feature.
Cine Club was begun with the help of Dolby Labs and Tom Bruchs in 1997.
“I was hesitant to come to Art & Film, but looking back I can now see how much the film screenings have impacted me, both as an artist and as a critical thinker. I feel so proud when someone mentions La Dolce Vita or Tarkovsky in conversation and I understand the reference. To imagine that this opportunity was offered to me free of charge! I am so grateful to you for having started my film education.”