[cinemaexp] Re: CINEMA EXPLORATIONS Meeting Reminder FW: "Perfect... A Must-See!" Film Journal International Hails '1945'

  • From: Laurie Graves <laurie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cinemaexp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2017 10:44:19 -0500

Our power is back. Praise be! Six days without electricity is no fun, especially when you have to haul all the water you use. We are lucky to have a public spigot in Winthrop.

For some reason, I am put off by the look of "1945." Looks too cold. Plus, do we really need another movie about World War II? But I am certainly willing to read some of the reviews.

Laurie


On 11/8/2017 9:40 AM, Joel Johnson wrote:


Considering the cool turn to the weather, I certainly hope everybody’s power and heat situation is back to normal. Alice and I were extremely fortunate, but lots of people had a pretty uncomfortable and frustrating week last week. I hope everybody is planning to be at tomorrow’s meeting at RRSQ at 10:00.

I know I have been lobbying for “1945,” but I am on the mailing list for Menemsha Films and they have been sending me promotional e-mail about the film. This is the second time they have sent me this excerpted scene from “1945.” I think it does a pretty good job of establishing the tone for how the town is responding to the arrival of the two Jews. You may also want to read the Film Comment online article focusing on “1945.” https://www.filmcomment.com/blog/deep-focus-1945/ The only caveat I would make about it is that it definitely needs to be shared with a *[Spoiler Alert Warning!]*. I don’t think there’s a lot it holds back in describing what happens in the film.

Anyway looking forward to seeing everybody tomorrow!

Joel

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