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La Cinémathèque Film Club


Cinémathèque Film Club screenings feature classic films by renowned foreign filmmakers in the SOPAC Loft. The events are led by educator, artist, and filmmaker Gerard Amsellem who provides introductions and commentary in addition to leading post-screening discussions.  

To attend, become a Film Club Member and explore the origins of modern film, discover influential filmmakers, and discuss the styles and philosophical messages of the films presented as part of each series.

Please note, Film Club Memberships are available for sale in advance of a series and through the second film screening of a series as the discussions around each film build upon prior events. Film Club Memberships are no longer available for the East European Series.  

East European Series: 

FEB 2 When Father Was Away on Business (1985) Emir Kusturica
MAR 2 Blue (1993) Krystof Kieslowsky
APR 6 White (1994) Krystof Kieslowsky
MAY 11 Red (1994) Krystof Kieslowsky
JUN 8 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2008) Christian Mangiu

Gerard Amsellem is a French and American citizen. He spent the first 25 years of his life in Paris, France where he studied painting at the University of Paris and earned his Masters Degree in French Literature and Art History. In 1982, Gerard moved to the U.S. and continued to paint and develop his interest in film. His paintings have been exhibited in abroad in Paris and locally at GAS Gallery & Studio and at 1978 Maplewood Arts Center. Gerard has been studying film throughout his life. He currently teaches World Film at Livingston High School and has directed several short films. Gerard's special interests lie in foreign and independent films from all over the world. 

Questions about La Cinémathèque Film Club can be directed to Gerard Amsellem at