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.
FFF MOVIE OF THE WEEK
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POSTER FOR THIS WEEK'S FILM:
Answer to Last Week's Film Quiz:
POSTERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS
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This Week's Movie : 10.19.2018
Dear CAFTA Film Buff,
John Kissko is once again in charge of the selection this week. Here is his clue:
"According to the author of the dystopian novel Friday’s movie is based on, “the work has taken many forms. It has been translated into 40 or more languages. It was made into a film ... It has been an opera, and it has also been a ballet. It is being turned into a graphic novel. … (a)nd (a) television series.” Wow! So much attention! The story takes place in America, but the book was written by a Canadian, the screenplay was written by a Englishman, and the movie was directed by a German. The award nominations were all from overseas too, but the cast, at least, is largely American. (Cora was originally from America, wasn’t she?) Among dystopian novels, a sub-genre foresee declining fertility as a feature of that threatened future. This is one such story. The way the movie’s futuristic society deals with the problem has made the story appeal to modern distastes and even the movie’s visuals have become a part of recent political protests."
If you want to try guessing the movie, be the first to contact CAFTA with the correct answer and win free movie candy or a glass of port. As usual, we begin gathering at 6:00 pm and the movie will begin promptly at 6:45 pm. We ask that you arrive at least 5 minutes before the movie begins so not to disturb our guests who arrived on time. We will have our group discussion with coffee and dessert immediately following the film. Also, as usual, please bring something to eat or drink to share with the group. The fee is still only $5.00.