The original and longest-running chapter, the Washington DC Cinema Club (originally called the Key Sunday Cinema Club) has operated for 21 years. The very first screening was of OF MICE AND MEN on October 4th, 1992 at David and Seena Levy's Key Theatre in Georgetown. After the Key Theatre closed in 1997, we met at the UA Bethesda theater for one year, the AMC Courthouse theater for six years, at Visions for one summer, then at the 4000 Wisconsin Theatre for a year and a half before finally settling at the historic Avalon Theatre in spring 2006. Since the Club's inception, Professor/Film Critic Peter Brunette moderated our discussions and acted as Artistic Director -- even after moving to North Carolina to head Wake Forest's Film Studies Program -- until his untimely death in 2010. Today, we meet for two seasons out of the year (winter/spring and fall) at the Avalon for stimulating sneak previews and discussions moderated by David Sterritt and other esteemed guests. Join today to become part of Washington DC’s rich film history!
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Silver Linings Playbook
Moderator David Sterritt
David Sterritt is chairman of the National Society of Film Critics, film critic of Tikkun, chief book critic of Film Quarterly, editorial board member of Cinema Journal and Quarterly Review of Film and Video, and weekly commentator for David Sterritt with Films in Focus on WHDD and RobinHoodRadio.com. Before his early retirement in 2005 he was film critic for The Christian Science Monitor for almost forty years, serving twice as chairman of the New York Film Critics Circle during that time. He has a PhD in Cinema Studies from New York University and is adjunct professor at Columbia University and the Maryland Institute College of Art, visiting faculty member of the Goldring Arts Journalism Program at Syracuse University, and professor emeritus of theater and film at Long Island University. His books include The Films of Alfred Hitchcock, The Films of Jean-Luc Godard: Seeing the Invisible, Robert Altman: Interviews, Guiltless Pleasures: A David Sterritt Film Reader, Mad to Be Saved: The Beats, the ‘50s, and Film, The B List: The National Society of Film Critics on the Low-Budget Beauties, Genre-Bending Mavericks, and Cult Classics We Love, and The Honeymooners. He has been a member of the New York Film Festival selection committee, film critic of NPR’s All Things Considered, and a theater critic for Variety. He has served on film-festival juries in Moscow, Vienna, Toronto, and elsewhere, and has lectured at such institutions as the Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Art. He is now writing a book about Clint Eastwood for Wallflower Press and one on Spike Lee for Polity Books. He lives in Baltimore with his girlfriend and their French bulldog. For more information, click here.
» NEWS «FALL MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Sept 22, Oct 6 & 20, Nov 3 & 17, Dec 8 & 22
All shows are on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. (doors open at 10:00 a.m.)
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