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CALL to the Cinema 


New members welcome.

We are a group of film lovers who meet by Zoom every second Tuesday to intensively discuss the best films currently showing on Netflix.

To participate in this group you will need to be subscribed to Netflix as well as own a device such as a tablet or computer that allows your image and voice to be projected on Zoom.

There is space for 8 new members as the majority of previous members are returning. We seek individuals who plan to participate in many if not most of the meetings. A waiting list will be kept.

Films are chosen democratically. This process often allows us to discover the best in contemporary cinema even if the films are not widely known. Right now we choose from all films made in 2017 or later. Discussion centres on both the literary aspects of film such as character, story, symbolism and theme as well as the cinematic elements of music, costume, lighting and camera work. The goal of the group discussion is to bring out subtleties individual members might have missed.

The group is facilitated by Carla and Melvin Pasternak. Both have Ph.D.’s in English and extensive teaching experience. A hobby of theirs is to study the works of directors such as Capra, Scorsese, Truffaut and Linklater and performers such as James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, Meryl Streep and Judy Garland.

The group meets bi-weekly to allow members adequate time to see the films. The Fall 2020 start date is September 8, followed by Sept. 22, Oct, 6 and 27, Nov. 10 and 24 and the final date December 8.

 Time:1:00 -2:45 PM 
 Dates:September 8, 22; October 6, 27; November 10, 24; December 8 2020
 Where:Online via Zoom
 Facilitators:Carla and Melvin Pasternak Ph.D.'s

For more information & to register contact Facilitator

*To participate in most programs, you must be a member.  Exceptions are listed as Open to the Public

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