Greetings, Trent filmgoers! This is a message from your friendly neighbourhood directors of Trent Film Society about our upcoming schedule for the fall semester of this year of 2015.
Trent Film Society was founded in 1969 to give the students of Trent University and the wider community a forum for alternative cinema, including classic, independent and foreign films.
TFS is funded by a levy from the student body of Trent and provides film screenings every week during the academic year (plus every other week during the summer) which are free of charge and open to everyone.
This year, TFS has a completely new group of directors and we are excited to introduce ourselves and present to you our schedule for the fall semester.
Taking over as of this year are Amy Jane Vosper, Tumelo Drametu and myself.
We have already hosted a series of film screenings over this summer and will be continuing in our positions for at least the coming academic year.
Amy is a PhD candidate and teaching assistant in cultural studies here at Trent.
She did her BSc at Trent and her MA at Carleton. Meanwhile, Tumelo and I are both undergraduates going into our third year.
Although we all have different academic backgrounds and different tastes in film, we all share an enthusiasm for cinema and look forward to showing you our favourite films.
Here is a preview of what we have planned for you over the Fall. We have decided to follow the precedent set by past directors of TFS and present a different theme for each month.
For September, our theme is films related to education, starting with George Lucas’ American Graffiti (1973), as well as John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club (1985) and Alexander Payne’s Election (1999).
We will also be having a special event at the Trend at Traill College downtown).
For October our theme is (of course) horror, starting with David Mitchell’s It Follows (2014). Next we have a double feature of Paul Wegener’s The Golem (1920) and F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1924), followed by Jim Sharman’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) at Market Hall, and John Carpenter’s Halloween (1979).
In November our theme turns to classic films and the film industry itself with another double feature of two classic comedy films, Buster Keaton’s The General (1929) and Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times (1936). Following that we have Tim Burton’s biopic Ed Wood (1994), Stanley Dohen’s Singin’ in the Rain (1952) and Joe Dante’s Matinee (1993).
To end the semester, we have Bob Clark’s Black Christmas (1974) and another special event at the Trend, a holiday party featuring a selection of classic and animated Christmas films. For this event, we will allow our audience to vote for which films they would like to be screened. Our winter schedule will be announced over the next few months and is slated to include comedy, independent and noir films.
All of our regular screenings are at Artspace, 378 Aylmer St. or at Market Hall 140 Charlotte St. and begin at 8:00 P.M. unless otherwise indicated. A short introduction precedes each film followed by an open discussion period afterward.
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