As an art medium, motion pictures can be one of the most accessible and one of the most challenging art forms to appreciate. Its unique combination of words, images and sounds makes it immersive, exhilarating and unlike any other art form. The goal of this club is to help students gain an appreciation for the artistic elements of film, by viewing and discussing some of the greatest films of all time, by some of the world’s greatest directors.
Each meeting will include a brief introduction to the film, its director, cast, genre and elementary film terminology. After each viewing, Mr. Majeski and Mr. Genther will lead an in-depth discussion of the films purpose, influence and significance. Films will represent a wide variety of genres and directors including film noir, science fiction, Western, musical, epic, thriller, horror and comedy. All films will be age-appropriate (rated PG-13 or lower by the MPAA.) The films selected have been chosen for their lasting influence on motion pictures and their artistic quality. They have also been recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the American Film Institute as exceptional films. Through this club, participants will gain a greater appreciation of film and be better equipped to discuss, critique and enjoy the thrill of watching movies.
Club will meet once a month, usually on the 2nd Friday of each month (excluding non-school days over Thanksgiving and Christmas break) from 2:45 – 5:15 pm in Mr. Majeski’s classroom P2. Most movies will last between 1 ½ - 2 hours.
Please look to the club calendar for the schedule of selected films, their director, genre, running time and rating.
Mr. Majeski will provide all movies and club materials.