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Community Art Night Warms the Winter as Film Class Gets Underway

January 31, 2011

Community Art Night

A quick reminder about our Community Art Night program on Thursdays from 6-8 pm: This on-going event launched with great success last week with a special performance by Mary Doherty and is an effort to bring people of all ages together for a night of fun, food, and art-making. Each week, area artists will be on hand to share a different skill and help create a special project. In an effort to bring art to everyone, this event is completely free to the public and materials are provided. Donations are, of course, deeply appreciated. For a calendar of projects and artists, please contact The Smithy at 547-8671 or smithypioneer. Community Art Night is held in The Smithy Pottery Studio, located behind The Smithy and accessible via the alley next to Cooley’s Bar. We hope to see you there as we make friends and art!

Film Course at The Smithy

Books We Love to Watch film class will be an official course offered by The Smithy that meets the first and third Saturday of every month (starting this Saturday!) from 6-8:30 pm. Students will be required to register in advance, although there will be no tuition charge. Students will receive a reading list when they register, as well as a calendar detailing when each novel/film coupling will be discussed and screened.

Before screening the films on Saturday evening, Danielle Newell (BFA Cinema, NYU) will lecture on the film’s history and cinematic elements (cinematography, score, mise-en-scene, etc.), as well as the script/novel source and its journey from page to screen. A discussion will follow the screening. The following day, Sunday, the students and instructor will meet at 4 pm to discuss in greater depth the film, the novel, and the interplay between the two. (This event will be hosted by The Smithy Writers Circle and is not mandatory, but certainly recommended.) This is a wonderful class for enthusiasts of both mediums and we welcome all ages.

To register, please call 547-8671 or email smithypioneer@gmail.com– Hurry, space is limited!

Below is a list of films that will be screened as part of the Books We Love to Watch film course. The instructor reserves the right to alter the list as necessary in order to best scaffold the class curriculum.

Slumdog Millionaire
Pride and Prejudice
Little Women
Persepolis
The Painted Veil
Ethan Frome
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Journey to the Center of the Earth
The Time Machine
Chocolat
Gone With the Wind
The Shining
Lolita
Anna Karenina

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