Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Third Week, Jan '07

Hello to all,

One slot is all we have this week for the Film Club. The festive atmosphere lingers on still, for the film on Thursday is full of exuberance. What is within may hit home when you realise that it is about people like us.

18th January 2007
6:15 p.m. at the Auditorium

FAME (1980)
Runtime: 2 hours 14 minutes
Directed by Alan Parker

This follows the experiences of students at a school for the performing arts in New York, all the way from auditions and through the four years of study to graduation day. More than training for a future trade, it is the process of growing-up, of transformation of the self, which is the main concern of this movie. As a coming-of-age piece, it does a fine job. Fragments of joy and sorrow commingle with the grindstone of daily instruction. An ever-present worry is that manifest potential may prove to be a will-o-the-wisp. Now that is something we can relate to. And it does this in a very accessible way.

About the Director: Alan Parker (b. 1944) is a notable British filmmaker with several hits under his arm, including EVITA (1996) and PINK FLOYD THE WALL (1982), the latter which you will remember having seen last semester. Thursday’s very musical screening is different in that it ends on a relatively happier note than some of his other offerings.

With regards,
The Film Club.

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