Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Meeting Review and Movie Screening Update

So today we held a general meeting to discuss movie screenings (among other pertinent topics that you guys brought up) and we've come to the consensus that Friday Double Screenings are a good thing and you will come to them.  We will put this to the test this Friday when we present our first screening of the semester and the first double screening, as well.

Based on some responses from the survey we passed out and careful deliberation after the meeting, we've decided to screen Being John Malkovich and Alice, two surreal movies about traveling into a different world or state of consciousness.  Should be weird enough to be awesome.

Friday, October 2nd
6:30 PM
214 WEB
As in the past we'll be providing the vittles as long as you all provide the bodies.  Your own, that is.  Also your friends' bodies.  Alive.

But I digress!  Other movie ideas we heard were French New Wave films, some so-bad-they're-good movies like The Room (although we'll have to pay to screen it...  Really, guys?  This?) and Troll 2, some kickass recent stuff like Children of Men, and some double screenings that are diametrically opposed (Classic Hollywood vs. Dogme 95).  There was also talk of getting a booth at the NYC International Film Festival, although it might be cutting it close for us to get in on that since the festival is in late October.

There were, of course, other great movie suggestions that I either can't list off the top of my head or that were written down and not discussed aloud.  Darin has the surveys and he'll put up a more comprehensive list online soon, so you guys can check that out and pick your favorites.

On another note, while we the officers were having a chat about movie screenings after the meeting, we came up with the concept of going to see Paranormal Activity as a group.  It looks scary and fun and has been getting a lot of buzz and it's finally going to screen in NYC soon.  If you guys want to go en masse, we can try to book a theater and arrange a film society trip.  How about it?

Friday, September 25, 2009

A more general sort of general meeting

Tuesday the 29th
1:30 PM
Room 214 WEB

Come on by this Tuesday to talk about movie screenings, the Halloween event, and other topics worth discussing!  Since Tuesday is a conversion day following a Monday schedule, it's understandable if we don't have the same turnout as last week at elections, but we hope to see a healthy-sized portion of you guys there.  If you can't make it and still want to voice your opinion, feel free to do so here, on the forum, at the new Facebook group, or through an email.  

Look forward to an update regarding the selected movie for our first screening-- I'll be updating the blog and sending out an email blast once we make a decision.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Election Results

The results are in and the winners are:

President Beatrice Benders :)
Vice President Cal Robertson
Treasurer Daphne Brunet
Secretary Darin Kent

Congrats to the winners and a tip of the hat to everyone who ran.  There was a lot of competition and enthusiasm today and I hope to see this in spades the rest of the year.  We have some fun ideas in store and look forward to bringing them to fruition.

Some big things we want your opinions on:

  • The first screening of the year- what movie do you want?  Or genre, if you can't think of a specific film that would mark such a momentous occasion.
  • The Halloween Screening.  It's going to be one hell of an event based on our initial brainstorming session.  Let's hear your suggestions.  Make them good and scary!
Post away and make sure you come to the next meeting!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

First meeting of the semester

Welcome back and hello!

If the cooler temperature and crunchy leaves serve to signify anything it's that the fall semester is going full speed ahead and that means it's time for the Brooklyn College Film Society's first meeting! And since it's a new school year we'll be holding elections so anyone can run for office as either president, vice president, secretary, or treasurer. The jobs are all very important so it's crucial that anyone that decides to run is serious about the endeavor and if elected will stick to his or her promises and fulfill the needs of the position.

Regardless of seats of power and such, everyone has a voice and should use it. We want to hear your opinions, concerns, and suggestions. If there's a movie you'd love to see at one of our screenings, let us know. If you think we should spend some of our $8000 budget on specific equipment, make a proposition. We'll look into it. (Heck, if it's a reasonable option and our faculty overlords approve, we might even buy it!) If you know about any awesome filmmakers that would make good guest speakers, we'll take them into consideration-- granted that they're actually awesome! And if you have any ideas for other events we haven't yet worked on, feel free to make a suggestion or five.

It's your film society, your money, and we want you to enjoy it for all its worth!

So make sure you come to the meeting and participate-- and that means adding your email to the contact list, following the blog, and signing up with the forum.

Tuesday, September 22nd, 1:oo PM
Room 214 in the West End Building