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
A place to discover and study rare and wonderful gems of world cinema
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This Week's Movie : 8.17.2018
Dear CAFTA Film Buffs,
This week our Moderator, John Sullivan, brings us another winner. In spite of its low budget and limited distribution, this 93 minute film won 31 International Awards including a major prize at Cannes Film Festival and 14 other nominations. Here is his clue:
“Are we lost? We have been traversing the Middle East and have gotten a taste of the desolate and the isolated. But what kind of place is this? This land holds a stark, elemental power. It is both beautifully grave and wonderful. But what is it like to live here, to exist here? Is it possible in this land to behave with nobility in the face of sad and silly circumstances? How would we behave here? Is our way the right way? Is there a right way? Visit with us this Friday as we journey for the first time at CAFTA to a land built of ancient bloodlines, that moves to 19th Century rhythms, and that has the haunting authority of an ancient stone carving.”
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.