Alright fellow cinemaphiles, after three weeks of rest, after our TFC meeting Wednesday (1/16/08), we are now into the next phase, January 17-February 20th, 2008. Many of you have already managed to get to a screening of THERE WILL BE BLOOD at the Grand; and what an epic that is. I’m sure it will stimulate some discussion.
Speaking of “stimulating discussion”, member Peter Farnum’s film pick, LA DOUBLE VIE DE VERONIQUE (1991) will have its TFC screening at the Center for Spiritual Living, 206 N. J Street, this Friday, February 1, 2008. We can hope that Burt will be there, and so will some soup. So socialization hour will commence at 6pm, and the film will screen at 7pm. The movie runs 98 minutes, so it should be over at 8:40pm –however the Criterion Collection DVD I will share has the “American Ending” on it, so please stick around for five extra minutes while we watch that too.
Krysztof Kieslowski, when he edited the film, actually had several versions of it. His original plan, which did not come to fruition, was to have a different ending on 17 different prints all opening at 17 theaters in Paris. THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE is a very unique film, and it set the bar for other metaphysical films like SLIDING DOORS (1998), which is our second pick this month, and that will screen @ CSL the following Friday, 2/8/08.
As I mentioned at the last TFC meeting, our CSL screenings are starting to become “events”, and if members show up early enough, there is plenty of time for visiting and fellowship; and possibly soup as well. Those members who can, or would like, can bring bread, or other goodies. Our last screening there on January 11, 2008, where we watched a film noir double bill, was very lively, warm, and rowdy. Perhaps there will be many more nights like that to come!