December 3, 2006
Whether you’re a casual movie fan or a serious student of film, there are loads of different opportunities at
There is one major group dedicated to cinema on campus called the Samuel Kirkland Film Society. They sponsor the showing of a movie every weekend, typically a recent release. This weekend they showed Superman Returns. Some other movies I have seen this year include The Proposition, Brick, and Thank You for Smoking.
SK Films also sponsors a few other events. Early in the year, they held a movie trivia contest. Not to brag or anything, but I did quite well in the competition (I won nine DVDs and about 20 movie posters that night). And, just this weekend, they had their annual 24 Hour Movie Contest, in which participants are allowed 24 hours to write, shoot, and edit a movie without any preparation prior to the event.
In addition to these two major offerings, almost all campus groups routinely sponsor the showing of films relating to their causes. For example, this week the Amnesty International group will be showing movies about Latin American political disappearances on Tuesday, and movies about women’s rights in Afghanistan and the world on Wednesday.