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Announcing: Women Film Directors 2

We've had such an incredible time uncovering these amazing female filmmakers with you that we're back to do it again in 2018!  We are so pleased to announce La Cineémathèque Film Club's Spring 2018 series: Women Film Directors 2.  We're going to go even deeper into the world of women-created cinema and we hope you're as excited as us!

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La Cinémathèque Film Club continues its series of Women Film Directors. The series is a chronology of pictures directed by women from around the world. It explores 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.  Memberships are available now from SOPAC on their website, at the box office, or by phone at (973) 313-2787.

Your membership covers three films for $50.  These screenings will be at 2pm on Sundays in the SOPAC Loft on the following dates:

MAR 25 The Piano (1993, Campion)
APR 22 Blackboards (2000, Makhmalbaf)
MAY 6  Fish Tank (2009, Arnold)

We've also got some tie-in screenings coming up in West Orange and South Orange.

Gerard Amsellem will be presenting Love and Anarchy as part of the West Orange Classic Film Festival in February.  Tickets are available on Fandango.  You do not have to have a SOPAC membership to participate in this screening.

FEB 4 Love & Anarchy (1973, Wertmüller)

The Friends of the South Orange Library will host several FREE screenings on weeknights at 7pm.  You do not have to have a SOPAC membership to participate in these screenings.

FEB 27  Salaam Bombay! (1988, Nair)
MAR 22 The Taste of Others (2000, Jaoui)
APR 24 My Life Without Me (2003, Polley)
MAY 31 Whale Rider (2002, Caro)

That's a ton of movies!  We're very excited to bring these films to you and hear your unique insights at our post-film discussions.  Get your tickets now, and don't forget to tell your friends!

West Orange Classic Film Festival 2018 Schedule

The West Orange Film Society has published the official schedule for 2018's West Orange Classic Film Festival!  This annual event is one of our favorites, screening classic films for huge audiences in a comfy cinema, complete with guest lecturers and discussions.  This year's offerings look so strong and we're so excited!  And Gerard Amsellem will present Love and Anarchy by Lina Wertmüller at the festival on February 4th, so mark your calendars!

Here is the complete schedule: 

For more information, check out the West Orange Film Society on Facebook!

S.O. Loud!

The vision of the woman making a film and the sensibility is very special, so I chose all these women for my film series and all of them, has a very, very great sensitivity of being woman and looking at the world through the woman’s eyes.
— Gerard Amsellem, as quoted in S.O. Loud

Announcing: Women Film Directors

La Cinémathèque 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.  Order your tickets online at the SOPAC website!

These screenings will be at 2pm on Sundays in the SOPAC Loft on the following dates:

SEP 24 Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962, Varda)
OCT 15 Seven Beauties (1975, Wertmüller)
NOV 12 Europa Europa (1990, Holland)
DEC 17 Take My Eyes (2003, Bollaín)

Frère

Frère: an art event vis-à-vis two brothers

Gerard Amsellem 1955 -, and Alain Amsellem 1953-2007

Riker Hill Art Park artist Gerard Amsellem presents Frère.  The show honors the memory of Gerard's brother Alain Amsellem, also an artist, on the 10th anniversary of his passing.

“I believe that creativity is a pure attempt to feel the emptiness, the void and the loss inside.”

Opening event: January 29th, 4pm – 8pm
5:30     Live Painting by Visual Passion Duo Gerard Amsellem and Michael Frank
6:30     Film Screening of Robert Altman's Vincent and Theo (1990)

The show will take place at Riker Hill Art Park, 284 Beaufort Avenue, Livingston NJ, Building 509, “Studio 509” event space.

Check Facebook for more information or to RSVP, or contact Gerard Amsellem.