Pick a movie, make CineClub’s day

If you can never find a movie you
want to watch at the cinema, here’s a chance to help dictate what’s showing.

The National Gallery’s CineClub,
which meets twice a month, wants its audience to tell it what to show.

If you crave musicals, why not
request The Sound of Music, Hello Dolly or Moulin Rouge? Or if Westerns are
more to your liking, ask for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly or the Shakiest Gun
in the West.

If you fancy international films,
why not ask the gallery to show Iran’s The Little Terrorist or France’s
animated Kirikou and the Sorceress or trawl through the Academy Award’s foreign
language film winners for the past few decades and take your pick.

Movie goers can also opt for
themes, such as films by a particular director, or genre like film noir or romance,
or by country or language.

“We have sent an email out to our
regular viewers and are now working on a new theme, i.e., films by directors,
region, genre, etc. We will be having a Marx brothers theme coming up in the
next few months, silent films and slapstick comedy [and] some early classic
movies,” said Mona L. Tatum-Watler, communications and marketing manager, at
the National Gallery.

The movies are shown on a large
screen in the gallery, with seating arranged to accommodate the audience.

Audience members are also welcome
to bring cushions if they want to sit on the floor and make themselves

Attendance at the movie screenings
costs $5 or is free to National Gallery members.

Movie choices for the September to
December schedule should be emailed to [email protected]

CineClub meets every second and
fourth Monday each month, including holidays, at 6pm.