CineClub features foreign, art films

For those who want to experience films outside the Hollywood mainstream, the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands hosts CineClub.

The public is invited to join the staff and volunteers of the National Gallery to explore films both conventional and experimental from a wide range of time periods.

“CineClub continues to be one of our most popular programmes, and over the years we’ve attempted to maintain the standard of showing a diverse selection of films,” says Anne Goulden, the Gallery’s operations manager and CineClub programme coordinator.

CineClub is held the second and fourth Monday of each month at the National Gallery in Harbour Place.

Films begin at 6pm.

Art house cinemas’ small audiences and low budgets rely on idea development, creative techniques and edgy, stylistic form to get their message across.

On Monday, 28 March, there will be a screening of Magnificent Obsession, starring Rock Hudson.

Hudson became a beefcake star playing a self-absorbed, thrill-chasing millionaire playboy in the first of Douglas Sirk’s glossy Technicolor melodramas.

In a classic example of the wicked machinations of soap opera fate, Hudson’s showboating antics kill the most saintly man in motion-picture history and stalk his newlywed widow (Jane Wyman), driving her into an accident that leaves her blind.

The kindly attentions of a bohemian painter and part-time guardian angel help turn Hudson’s life around and he rejects his irresponsible lifestyle and dedicates himself to his new “magnificent obsession” of philanthropy and good deeds, meanwhile romancing Wyman.

Admission is $5 or free for Gallery members. Attendees are encouraged to take a cushion and blanket.

For more information, contact Anne at [email protected] or call 945-8111.

Schedule:

Miracle at St. Anna – 11 April

Standing in the Shadows of Motown – 25 April

Harlem Aria – 9 May

Postman Always Rings Twice – 23 May

And God created Woman – 13 June

Place Vendome – 27 June

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