Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Film Clubs

Film clubs are Netflix-inspired businesses that cater to group movie watching. Utne Reader had a write up about them in their February issue and congratulated film clubs for the "community and dialogue that are built into the watching".


A recently organized film club, the Ironweed Club at www.ironweedfilms.com specializes in films with a political bent. One organizer of the club calls the trend "union organizing 101". Membership fees get you a monthly DVD with a feature film, a couple of shorts and some interviews or other special features. The club also connects members who want to give or attend a community screening.

Other Net-based clubs:

-Film Movement www.filmmovement.com; specializes in independent and foreign films
-The Spiritual Cinema Circle www.spiritualcinemacircle.com; focuses on healing, personal transformation.

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