ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Davidson Film Club 2019 Summer and Fall Series
Dear Davidson Film Club Members and Friends,
The DFC Board is happy to announce that subscriptions are now open for our Fourteenth Series of award-winning, critically acclaimed international fiction films at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. The new series includes the following five outstanding films.
Robert Schwentke, The Captain (Germany, 2017, 1h58).
Asghar Farhadi, The Salesman (Iran, 2016, 2h04).
Pablo Berger, Blancanieves (Spain, 2012, 1h44).
Xavier Giannoli, Marguerite (France, 2015, 2h09).
Ken Loach, Kes (UK, 1969, 1h54).
Discussion of each of these films will be led, as always, by persons with specialized expertise in the area of the film being screened.
The DFC website has been updated and includes this schedule and short descriptions of all the films. Just go to our website and click on “Film Descriptions.”
There are PayPal buttons on our “Home” page to subscribe to this five-film series on-line. The button on the left is for one person ($35), the button on the right for two people ($70). There is also a reminder of the appropriate address to send your check to (“Davidson Film Club”), if you prefer to subscribe that way.
Davidson Film Club
P.O. Box 32
Davidson, NC 28036
If you wish to contact us for any reason, please click on “Contact,” where you will find the appropriate link (or see my signature below).
We need, at this time, to ask our members and friends to continue their support of the Film Club by subscribing to this new series of films. Subscribers become or continue to be members of the Film Club and benefit from this status by paying $2 less per film than walk-ins and gaining free entry to any special events outside the scheduled feature film program (like our Local Filmmaker Showcases).
We are holding the line on ticket prices, still only asking $7 per film for members, the lowest cost per film in the area. The walk-in ticket price will remain at $9.
While we love walk-ins, the members are the lifeblood of the Davidson Film Club. They give us a stable financial base so that we know that we can pay the monthly rental of the films and the theater, as well as the charges for the housing of the website and various other monthly expenses. We also use our revenues to sponsor free events like our Local Filmmakers Showcases and invite film professionals, like Charlotte Observer film critic Lawrence Toppman, to present films for us. Even if you need to miss a film in a given series, it is still less expensive to be a subscriber than a walk-in, and it is much less expensive if you make all of the films!
We have many members who sometimes are only able to attend a few films in a series but who continue to subscribe to insure that the Film Club continues to exist as a cultural resource for the local community, providing fine international films at modest cost with informed presenters and lively discussions afterwards. We are deeply appreciative of that generous support.
*How about giving a friend or relative a subscription to the Davidson Film Club? Your gift will be enjoyed for the next five months!
Please remember that we are a non-profit, tax-exempt organization run by unpaid volunteers. Every penny of your subscription goes toward the direct expenses of running your Film Club.
We look forward to counting you among our Summer-Fall 2019 members and to the pleasure of seeing you at our monthly screenings.
Richardson Professor Emeritus of French, Davidson College
President, Davidson Film Club