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CAFTA FRIDAY FILM FORUM is a film studies group that meets weekly to study the great international filmmakers, directors, and actors in the world of cinema. In the six years CAFTA Friday Film Forum (FFF) has been in session, over 300 award winning films from all over the world have been seen and discussed. In the new CAFTA theater (at 100 Prospect Street in Torrington, CT), films are shown on a 30 foot screen in a very comfortable studio environment. 
A "Happy Hour" informal cultural networking takes place from 6 pm until showtime at 6:45 pm. Refreshments are served at that time. Everyone is asked to bring either a savory or desert to share. Promptly at 6:45 pm the movie begins. 
After the film, coffee and dessert are served and everyone joins in the discussion to evaluate the tectonics and themes of the film, filmmakers and/or director. The conversation is always lively, interesting and informative. Many say it is the highlight of their week.

Film classes may be audited film by film. Fee is $5 per class. New students can register at the door when they arrive. For more information please call 860-201-5706.
A place to discover and study rare and wonderful gems of world cinema
Answer to Last Week's Film Quiz: 
"Black Orpheus"
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 Dear CAFTA Film Buffs,

John Kissko has chosen another great film for this Friday. Here is his hint:

"This week’s Friday night movie ends our recent series of movie versions of plays. The playwright is Eugene O’Neill; our star is a Princeton PBK football player who got a law degree from Colombia then took his wife’s advice and went into theater. His acting talent and his powerful and beautiful singing voice were his strengths, but his political beliefs, frequently expressed in song, got in the way of his success. Accepting the Stalin Peace Prize (who knew there could even be such a thing) didn’t help. His character’s story could be that of any Greek play’s tragic protagonist, minus the stint as Pullman porter, and at play’s end he is another Brutus laid out for his adversaries to behold.

If you‘re Jonesing for the weekly prize, be the first to contact Teresa with the correct answer and win your choice of movie candy or a glass of port. As usual, we will gather starting at 6:00 P. M. The movie will start promptly at 6:45.  We will have our group discussion with coffee and desert immediately following the film. Also as usual, please contribute something to eat or drink.  The fee is still $5.00."