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CALL to the Cinema

We are a group of film lovers who meet by ZOOM teleconferencing every second and fourth Tuesday of the month to intensely discuss the best films currently showing on Netflix, Apple TV and Cineplex. The Apple and Cineplex films typically rent from $4.99 to $6.99 each. The films selected may be of any period, but in practice tend to be produced within the past few years.

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.

Films are chosen democratically. This process often allows us to discover the best in contemporary cinema even if the films are not widely known.

Discussion centers 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. Members receive questions formulated by the facilitator which are meant to ensure the film’s facets are comprehensively discussed.

The group is facilitated Melvin Pasternak. He has a Ph.D. in English and extensive teaching experience. A hobby of his is to study the work of directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Truffaut, Fellini, De Sica, and Linklater and performers such as James Stewart, Max Von Sydow, Ingrid Bergman, Meryl Streep and Judy Garland.

The group meets bi-weekly to allow members adequate time to see the films. The Fall 2023 start date is September 12th. The last Fall meeting is December 12th.

As many of the previous members are returning, and because of space limitations when facilitating a Zoom group, there is space for a limited number of new members. We seek individuals who plan to come to many if not most of the meetings. A waiting list will be kept.


 When:Second and fourth Tuesdays
 Time:1:00 -2:45 PM 
 Dates:Sep 12, 26; Oct 10, 24; Nov 7, 21; Dec 12, 2023
 Where:Online via Zoom
 Facilitators:Melvin Pasternak Ph.D.


For more information & to register contact Facilitator** If no response: right click, copy email address & send manual email to register.

**You must be a member of CALL to join.  Renew/Join

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