Oftentimes the Library collaborates with clubs and organizations on campus to create interesting displays of library collections. The latest club collaboration is with the Film Club. Officers of the club compiled a list of their favorite films, which are displayed on the main level of the library. Check one out today with your Stagcard. Each movie comes with microwavable popcorn!
The Film Club is a group of movie lovers on campus and provides "a place for Fairfield University students to watch movies based on a rotating theme voted upon by club members. Screenings are typically bi-weekly with special events and movie marathons scattered throughout each semester." Join by logging onto your OrgSync account and searching for the Film Club under Organizations, or click here: https://orgsync.com/126620/chapter
The Film Club officers and their advisor share some of their favorite flicks, and why:
Caitlyn Dour (Co-President):
- Force Majeure (Ruben Östlund, 2014)- "A cinematically driven account of a family ski trip that quickly falls apart after an avalanche. This film has tension you can slice through on a good snow day." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2763316~S1
- These Amazing Shadows (Mariano Paul, 2011)- "A Sundance documentary that explores films registered in the National Film Registry, it pays homage films with significant cultural impact. If anything, this documentary is a great way to increase your knowledge of film history." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2001360~S1
- The Little Rascals (Penelope Spheeris, 1994)- "Female director, family favorite, and a classic lighthearted throwback."
- Reservoir Dogs (Quentin Tarantino, 1992)- "A staple if you want to pass as a film buff at parties, also Tarantino’s debut film." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b1251796~S1
- The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)- "Ben is stuck in a rut after graduating college, so he enters into an affair with his parent’s friend. A killer soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel, and follows a topic many college graduates will be familiar with." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b1215265~S7
Michael Darchi (Co-President)
- La Dolce Vita (Fellini 1960) - "A society journalist working in the decadent life of 1960's Rome becomes increasingly jaded as he involves himself with the lifestyles of the rich and glamorous." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b1069080~S7
- Nuovo cinema paradiso (Tornatore 1988) - "A young boy in a small Italian village is befriended by the projectionist at the movie theater, the Cinema Paradiso. " https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b1245464~S7
- Radio Days (Allen 1987) - "Presents a look back at radio from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b1246124~S7
- American Movie (Smith 1999) - "Documentary of the two-year effort by Mark Borchardt to finish his "no-budget horror film, Coven"."
- Edge of Tomorrow (Liman 2014) - "In a near future, an alien race has hit the Earth in an unbeatable assault. Major William Cage now finds himself thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same day over and over, fighting and dying each time." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2680490~S7
Danielle Ferguson (Treasurer)
- Whiplash (Damien Chazelle, 2014)- "A young determined drummer faces an instructor that pushes him above his limits." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2734960~S7
- Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009) -"Stop motion film, about a young girl who discovers a world through the hidden door in her home."
- It Follows (David Robert Mitchell, 2014)-"After having sex, a girl is followed by a unknown force." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2853735~S7
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper, 1974)- "A group of teenagers headed to Texas stop at a home belonging to a psychotic butcher family." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b1326414~S7
- The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)- AA single mother, still affected by her husband’s death constantly struggles with her son about the monster living inside her home." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2778047~S7
Dr. David Lerner (Advisor)
- Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray, 1954) - "Bizarre and poetic Western allegory for the 1950s HUAC investigation starring Joan Crawford." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2866650~S7
- Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, 1969) - "Hybrid between documentary and fiction, featuring footage shot during the protests and violence at the 1968 Democratic Convention." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2880230~S7
- All That Jazz (Bob Fosse, 1979) - "The ultimate downer musical about a choreographer / filmmaker based on Fosse with a tenuous hold on life and work." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b1325488~S7
- Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991) - "Surfing, sky diving, and bank robberies inform Bigelow’s take on action and masculinity." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2369361~S7
- Candyman (Bernard Rose, 1992) - "Scary and insightful horror film around race and urban spaces." https://libcat.fairfield.edu/record=b2710531~S7
If your club would like to collaborate with the lbrary on a display or event, please contact Lisa Thornell, Student Engagement & Outreach Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 2138