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If you haven’t been showing up on Friday nights, I hope you have a good excuse. It’s possible that you’re attending wild concerts and getting out of the city, in which case I see and can we please swap roles one of these weeks. However, if you’re just sitting around and accomplishing nothing, you need to come out to CFS. We also sit, but the exacerbation of your cinema awareness is our main priority. (And hey, if you’re already attending and unhappy with the way we young Execs run things– my we never told them how to rig their Canon ProShot to a 45’ mizzenmast, DARN —then we recommend that you simply stay in bed and exacerbate yourself.)

This week, we’re showing “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”, which is as delightfully high concept as it sounds. The 2004 film stars Angelina Jolie and her fellow robots, as well as Gwyneth Paltrow (she was in Shakespeare in Love) and Jude Law (he was in his kid’s nanny).

Furthermore, we’ll be showing your work from the November challenge, which asked you to employ slow motion in a short film. You had a month to find people who move and blink at alarmingly low speeds or otherwise invest in editing software. Now we want to see what you’ve assembled. Conveniently, this week’s workshop is on Editing.

So please step out of your strange netherworld and we’ll do some definitive hanging out and some primo noggin content will be distributed.


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We’re doing lighting.

studiolightand watching Wim Wenders’ Paris, Texas (1984)

paris_texas_01Friday the 13TH! 6pm. Room 435 St Pat`s, around the corner from rm 400


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Another Hallowe’en has passed, and really– are we any wiser? Are we any closer to one another or to an age of reason? Did Hallowe’en put a stop to swine flu or shut down Farmville, wherever that is? No. Then what was it, if not a panacea for society’s woes? Hallowe’en was a night for moping around in our unpopular, unflattering Homsar costumes, for being ignored by both the naughty firefighter and the naughty police officer– and again the next day on ‘Missed Connections’– and for eating the chocolates we found in the laundry room, rarely bothering to extract the Advil caplets. Simply put, Hallowe’en was another defeat.

We will try to facilitate a rebound from this disappointment by bringing you one of the few honest “hidden gems” of the decade. This Friday, Film Society screens George Washington, the debut film of David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express). Likened to Days of Heaven (Roger Ebert) and the writing of William Faulkner (A.O. Scott), Washington is the story of a group of small-town kids attempting to cover up– and come to terms with– a fatal accident. A matter of interest is that this film was made for approximately no dollars. Green talks about it here and here.

If you’re an aspiring filmmaker without gold bullion for parents, you’ll want to see this one. It should help you develop your plan to make an (equally) original, mesmerizing film on a budget of lint and toenail clippings.


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It’s that time of year, where we get our respective Grindhouse trailers together to show for our Halloween Double-Feature.

That’s right, whip up your fake trailers and we’ll show them before and between our double features.

Our first film of the night will be:

undertaker_and_his_pals_poster_01It’s quite a trip to see, so all of your should check it out.

Our second feature is yet to be determined but will be a grim treat for sure.

Come costumed (encouraged!) or not to room 400 St. Pat’s at 6pm sharp.

There will be snacks and drinks for sale in the “foyer”.


COMING IN NOVEMBER: Filmmaking workshop and funded short preliminaries.

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We’re back with another Taiwanese Contemporary Film.
This Week it’s Orz Boys (2008)

orz boysWe’re starting at 6pm, in room 435.

Be there.

Also Next week we have the Halloween Double Feature. With YOUR Trailers. Make one. Show it. And enjoy the carnage.

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For the next two weeks we’ll be showing a couple contemporary taiwanese films in association with the Film Studies department (of course) and TECO (the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office http://taiwan-canada.org)

Kung Fu Dunk posterNext Week we show the film: Orz Boys (2008)

Coming up October 30th: HALLOWEEN Double Feature with YOUR grindhouse trailers

In November: WORKSHOPS!

FACEBOOK tinyurl.com/carletonfilmsociety

EMAIL carletonfilmsociety@gmail.com

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We have a meeting this week. Normal time, normal place.
It’ll be laid back, and you’ll get to vote on a movie from a choice of a few super cool ones your execs will bring.

We will also take part in witty banter I’m sure.

If you’re out of town, enjoy it. You won’t miss much… or will you?

If you need any ideas for your trailer:

It’s as good a gimmick as any for a film franchise

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