Saturday, April 3, 2010

Student Film Showcase!

 Friday, May 14th
2PM to 6PM
214 West End Building

We've only been talking about this forever! But here it is, our first Film Society student movie showcase!

All student films are welcome, not just qualifying films. That means class projects (40.1, 40.2, 50.1, etc.), independent study films, and even stuff you've shot outside of school. We do want the films to be good, though, so make sure it's a work you're proud to submit.

There is no time restriction, but unless your three hour epic film is a work of genius, we'll probably be sticking to shorter works. Qualify over quantity, guys! :)

To submit your movie, simply burn us a DVD with a brief note clearly listing your name, the title, and a little blurb explaining what the film is for (a class, just for fun, whatever). Then drop the DVD in our mail slot at the main office. You know where the professors have all their mail boxes? Ours is somewhere on the bottom and it says Film Society.

Important Dates
  • April 30th: the deadline to submit!
  • The next two weeks: the judgment period where we, the film society officers, go through the submissions and pick the best ones
  • May 8th/9th: the alumni reunion, when we'll screen three of our favorite shorts from the submissions along
  • May 14th: the big day where we screen all the best submissions!

At the end of the day, everyone will vote for their favorite film and the winner will get a gift certificate to either IFC or Film Forum (TBD).

Anyone is welcome to submit a movie, not strictly film students, so let your creative friends know! We'll show anything that's good or captivating or original. :)

If you have any questions, leave a comment or email us at

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


(I know it's the wrong Bowie, but I like Labyrinth.  Shoot me.)

Welcome back, guys!  Hope you've all had a good winter intercession and are looking forward to the spring semester.  It's sure to be a busy and productive one, I'll tell you what.

First thing's first, we've got some staff changes:  Darin Kent, last semester's secretary won't be with us this spring, though we hope to see him again soon.  In his place, I've elected two dedicated members, Sarah Vanel and Madeleine Ranges.  I know they'll do a great job and look forward to working with them this semester. :)

Anyway, we've been doing some serious planning and have some good stuff in store.  This Friday, we'll be screening Apocalypse Now (original version) at 6PM in room 214.

Next Tuesday we're having a general meeting at 1PM in room 214, where we'll discuss all the fun things that are happening this semester.

Next NEXT Friday (the 19th) we're screening Oldboy at 6PM in room 214.

Anyone who comes to all three of those will get a golden star.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Bad Movies Night!!! So Bad They're Good!!!

Now I don't know about you... but sometimes I get to the point where I have seen to many movies that claim to be innovative and revolutionary for whatever reason it may be. There are sometimes when it's good to acknowledge a movie for JUST HOW BAD IT REALLY IS.

I mean think of it. The producer actually thought this movie would be appealing to a certain demographic. The director must of been intrigued by the story at one point. The actors signed on believing this would catapult their career to another level or at least sustain it.

Now with all of this said...The movie gets rave revues but not for the expected accolades but for being known as the WORST MOVIE EVER MADE.

Man, what a blow. Or maybe its not so bad. Maybe it did exactly what it set out to do. The producer was talked about (maybe for being an idiot), the director was regarded as great at achieving the worst with such grace and excellence and the actors... well yeah....

So come and check these 2 movies out this Friday. We'll be showing "The Room" and "Forbidden Zone" two strange and problematic independent films with huge cult followings.

Snacks will be provided! Bring a friend and a sense of humor! Prepare to make this face: o_O
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Who knows... while watching this movie you might just get inspired to come up with any even better idea to become the worst. LOL.

So bad they're good!
Time:6:30PM Friday, November 20th
Location:214 West End Building, Brooklyn College

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Wings of Desire" Screening

Thursday, November 12th
6:30 PM
214 WEB
This week we're showing a film that has been requested by a dedicated member of the film society since last year.  So you see, if you're vigilant in pestering us, eventually we will show that movie you really want us to screen.  :)

"Wings of Desire" or "Der Himmel uber Berlin" is a great German film from 1987 that won Wim Wenders the Best Director award at Cannes.  It's the story of an angel who, after watching people in Berlin, falls in love and wishes to become human.  If that sounds at all familiar, it's because it was remade in America as "City of Angels."  I promise this is better, though.

We'll have snacks, but, as we decided at last week's meeting, we will no longer be ordering pizza for every screening.  We're making that a once-a-month treat, so we don't blow through our budget on pizza or waste money when only ten people show up and we have four pies.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

This week's events

Some items of business:

  • We're having a general meeting this week and encourage as many of you as possible to come.  It's important that you guys are active and audible, otherwise there isn't a film society.  Bring ideas and opinions and voice them.  Some things we plan to discuss: future screenings, equipment and other purchases you want, non-screening events and trips.  That's happening this Thursday at 1PM in room 214.
  • Another double screening this Friday at 6:30PM in room 214, we're showing Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill" Volumes 1 & 2 back to back.  It'll be a lot of fun and there'll be food as always so bring your friends.  Daphne bought some more ass cushions so come early to grab one if you don't feel like sitting close to the screen on the comfy couches.
  • Does anyone still want to see "Paranormal Activity" as part of a group trip?  "The Fourth Kind" is another scary mockumentary that's coming out soon and that could be fun, too.  Would anyone want to watch something non-frightening?  If there's something that everyone is really itching to see and we get a substantial list of sign-ups (no maybes), we can throw down some green and organize a mass screening (although we can't book an entire auditorium unless there's at least 100 people).

So remember...
Friday, November 6th
6:30 PM
214 WEB

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Extravaganza

Join us tomorrow for this year's Halloween event!  We'll be screening The Shining on blu-ray, so you know it's going to be awesome.  In addition to that, we're having a costume contest-- but you can only dress up as a movie (or TV) character.  The winner will receive a gift certificate to Film Forum.

Food and beverages will be provided as always, so bring a friend and an awesome costume. :)

Thursday, October 29th
6:30 PM
214 West End Building

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"City of God" Screening tomorrow night

Hey everyone!  Come tomorrow night for our screening of "City of God," a great Brazilian film about violence and the growth of organized crime in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood, and the diverging lives of two boys from the area.  We'll have snacks as usual so it should be a fun night.  Come early for better seats (and to help us set up).  Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 21st
6:30 PM
214 WEB