The Rise of Film Societies and Community Cinema

“What makes a movie a movie?” asks author and critic Nick Pinkerton in the latest issue of Sight and Sound, the BFI’s international film magazine. Pinkerton’s question came up in an in-depth article examining of the changing state of film-going in this country. The type of platform, the size of the screen, apps like Periscope, … Read more

The Other Side of Film

Since June 24th, I’ve been pondering the Referendum result and its implications for film and film societies. The future looks depressing. Film societies work in different ways but they all serve the same purpose, namely to bring their members the widest possible range of films, especially those not on the mainstream circuit. These come from … Read more