Art House Film Group
Art House Film group meets on 3rd Wednesday of the month for films and 5th Wednesday as a 'bonus' to show documentary and informative type material.
NB: there will be 5th. WEDNESDAYS IN 2020 in JANUARY, JULY, SEPTEMBER and DECEMBER.
Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm. This may be a little flexible depending on the length of the film.
Plan: First show the film/documentary with intermission if needed. Then break for refreshments and discussion of the film/documentary, and to decide what to show at future dates.
Group leader: will offer a choice of three for members to consider.
Venue: Manon has very kindly said that we can meet at her house in Hill Head.
Parking available on the drive and on Old Street.
Accessibility: Flat ground with 2 small steps to porch. Meeting room and toilet on ground floor
NB: Manon has 2 very well behaved dogs.
Any queries on venue/accessibility to Manon on 07479 839115
The next film will be 19th February 2020 at 2.00.
The film chosen by a very narrow margin was Ashes in the Snow 2018 120mins
Downbeat WW11 drama about a Lithuanian teenager who, with her mother and sister, is transported by the Soviets to one of the notorious Siberian labour camps. The talented artist records her experiences.
Art house is a film genre, which encompasses films where the content and style – often artistic or experimental – adhere with as little compromise as possible to the filmmakers’ personal artistic vision. The narrative is often in the social realism style with a focus on the characters’ contemplation of their existence or immediate concerns.
An art house film is typically independently produced, outside the major film studio system. Major studios are reluctant to pour money into projects that are unlikely to return a profit due to the limited – often niche market – appeal of the material. Without major studio backing, art house filmmakers rarely acquire the finances for large productions or strongly marketed releases.
Art house filmmakers commonly use a mix of lesser-known and amateur actors, modest production sets – typically using real-world locations – and no large stunts or special effects. The filmmakers may explore and develop new filmmaking conventions in their quest to realise their visions effectively on a limited budget.
An art house is a cinema that shows art house films.
Film festivals usually include a good proportion of art house films.
Art house (genre) is also known as arthouse, art house cinema and art cinema.
Art house film (film) is also known as art film, art movie and specialty film.
Art house (cinema) is also know as repertory cinema, arthouse cinema and specialty theatre. (Wonderful Cinema)
Entry-level films are generally well acclaimed and easily accessible. Includes The 400 Blows, Fitzcarraldo, Sans Soleil.
Mid-level films are slightly less accessible than most mainstream art films. Usually, these are films that attempt to disassemble traditional structure, are politically charged and challenge the audience. Includes The Gospel According To Matthew, Daisies, Le Bonheur.
High-level entry films are more challenging. They are often avant-garde, obscure and deconstruct the traditional language of cinema. Includes Fata Morgana, The Silver Globe, Tongues Untied. (letterboxd)
Art Cinema noun the production of cinema films in which profit and attracting big audiences are secondary considerations, and where the emphasis is on achieving an artistically and aesthetically pleasing look, sometimes to such an extent that plot, action, characterization, etc become of little or no importance.
Art house noun a cinema that shows art movies rather than mainstream or Hollywood productions Etymology: 1950s. (Chambers C21 Dictionary)
Indie The definition of an independent film usually means a film made outside the established studio system, by a little-known director who is working on a shoestring budget. Independent films, often with unconventional plots and characters, usually attract only small audiences (although can sometimes be breakthrough films for a director), and have little access to prime distribution markets. They often contain groundbreaking subject matter designed for sophisticated audiences, and are not necessarily produced with commercial success as the goal.
If you are interested in joining this group, contact Sally.
|Group Leader||Sally Ingledew|
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