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Davidson Film Club Presents “Diva” on Saturday, July 24

by | Jul 13, 2021 | Davidson Film Club, News

Dear Davidson Film Club Members & Friends,

The DFC Board met in June and decided to follow the lead of our hosts at the Armour Street Theatre, the Davidson Community players, and resume our events in the theater, suspended since the onset of the pandemic. With a significant portion of adults now vaccinated against COVID-19, the Community Players began in-house productions in June, and the Davidson Film Club will follow suit at the end of August. We will also follow the policy of our hosts regarding COVID: anyone vaccinated does not need to wear a mask at our screenings.

We will have a final Zoom event on Saturday, July 24, when we will discuss the trend setting and visually dazzling postmodern French thriller, “Diva” (1981) that combines opera with gangsters, corrupt cops, and a super cool philosopher. It will be my pleasure to lead the discussion of this film.

The film club will then resume the series of screenings that was interrupted after February 2020, programming the remaining four films from August to November 2021. This includes Cold War (Poland, 2018), Horses of God (Morocco, 2012), Capernaum (Lebanon, 2018), and The Lunchbox (India, 2013). Subscriber-members have already paid for these screenings, and we thank you all for your remarkable patience during this last year and a half. Any member who is still too uncomfortable with the pandemic to attend indoor events may request a refund for any films missed for that  reason.

The first event, on Saturday, August 28, at 7:00 p.m. in the Armour Street Theatre will feature the Oscar-nominated (three Oscars!) Polish film Cold War, with discussion being led by UNC-Charlotte Associate Professor of History (and Vice-President of the Davidson Film Club), Peter Thorsheim, a Cold War specialist.

The entire Summer-Fall 2021 schedule and short descriptions of the films are now posted on our up-dated website at, which we invite you to consult.

Lawrence Toppman, the award-winning former film critic at The Charlotte Observer, will be back with us to lead the discussion of Capernaüm!

Best regards to everyone, and looking forward to seeing you again soon!


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