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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: 
"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs"
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This Week's Movie : 2.15.2019
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Dear CAFTA Film Buffs,

This week our moderator, John Kissko has chosen a weather appropriate and timely movie for our enjoyment. Here is his clue:

 And now the forecast for Thanksgiving weekend: Freezing rain will move across the state line from Westchester County into our area tonight, making travel difficult. Watch for limbs or whole trees to bring down power lines and block roads. Routes 106 and 124, among others, will be treacherous. Ice storms always cause unprepared and poorly equipped drivers to slide off roads and sometimes crash into trees or telephone poles, and people are urged to stay off the roads. Any couples thinking of infidelity should change their plans and make sure they, their pets, and their children stay inside and out of danger. 

Cannes thought this Friday’s movie’s screenplay was worth an award for the screen adaptation of a successful novel, and the reviewers liked it, more than the audience which delivered less than hoped for at the box office. That the film was made in the 90s about the 70s may have been a factor; it may have been too close to home for some of the audience and too far removed for others. As time has gone on its reputation has grown, and it may be one of those films that should be appreciated rather than liked. The younger actors are important to the story, and some of them went on to financial success in films. The director has made several well-known and respected movies, and is still practicing his trade."  

To win 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. 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 desert immediately following the film. Also as usual, please contribute something to eat or drink. The fee is still $5.00.