The blog and the Community

Hi all !!
Welcome to the Cinema-Club blog. We have decided to open this as our own web space and to invite all of you to participate actively in the organisation of the Welcoming Cinema Club.
You can enter and add all your opinions about the viewed movies and also make suggestions for the forthcoming. We hope that you will take the best out of it !!
See you at the screenings!

Monday, 30 November 2009

The Age of Stupid, 3/12/09

Tollcross Community Centre's cinema club is pleased to announce the screening of The Age of Stupid this Thursday, 3rd December, at 6.15pm.

From the film's website:
'The Age of Stupid is a 2008 film by Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out)
Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?'

From Wikipedia:
'Shot in seven countries over a period of three years, the film features six separate documentary stories, archive footage and lots of animation from, amongst others, Passion Pictures, creators of the Gorillaz animations. The original rough cut did not include the archivist which was added later to frame the story and better tie together the six parts.'

'The film was "crowd-funded", with the £450,000 budget being raised by selling “shares” to 223 individuals and groups who donated between £500 and £35,000. These groups range from a hockey team to a women’s health centre. This is mostly to give it the best chance of reaching a mainstream multiplex audience, but also to retain complete editorial control. These investors all own a percentage of the film and will receive a pro-rata share in any profits, alongside the 105 crew who worked for survival wages'.


Last Thursday our cinema club goers had the opportunity to watch and to discuss The Flower of My Secret, a film from Pedro Almodovar. This was the second session of the the International Cinema Club's new season.
The film was well received by our audience who enjoyed the  wounded passion and the unfulfilled desire of Leo (Marisa Paredes), the main character of the film, and her fight to find herself amongst the emotional labyrinth of her broken marriage.
Almodovar's exaggerated situations and acid sense of humor made us roar with laughter in a few occasions too!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

New Series of the International Cinema Club in November 2009

Hi Every body

We start the new season of our movie programme at The Welcoming International Cinema Club.

On Thursady November 19th we have seen the movie "Ten" By Abbas Kiarostami and had a short discussion afterwards.

We have discussed the worldwide issue of "love", sence of attachment and belongingness. The dynamic quality of modern women in Iran by shooting the female main character in an automobile, the nowadays power of childern in societies and especially in Iran among other issues were the most topics of this discussion.

This Thurday, 26th of November we will watch a movie from Spain "The Flower of My Secret" by Pedro Almodovar.

Hope you can make it and join us for the discussion.