by Tina Wilkins

How many times have your friends or family exclaimed that to you?  Trouble is, these days there aren’t very many good movies to see in the theater, and they’re so expensive!  Well, look no further than your own Creative Center for some fun, interesting film offerings!

Did you know The Creative Center has a screening room with 120” high definition screen with surround-sound, Blu-ray capability and comfy seating?  That’s what makes attending a film at The Creative Center so inviting!  Currently, there are several film series in progress.  Budd Wilkins, nationally-published film critic for Slant Magazine hosts “Laughter in the Dark,” a series of darkly funny comedies each Monday night through August 6 (exception dates are April 9 and 16 and May 28).  Meet and greet starts at 6:30, and the film begins at 7:00 p.m. in Room 213.  The series is sponsored by Café Pasta and there are generally some great giveaways for attendees.  Screenings are free with donations requested that benefit The Creative Center. Upcoming films include Kind Hearts and Coronets, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and the exceedingly rare Little Murders based on a Jules Pfeiffer play starring Elliot Gould.  Budd has also started a Meetup Group for film aficionados, and you can join for free! Visit the page and you’ll be kept informed of each and every screening.  Budd will be screening other films in addition to “Laughter in the Dark,” including foreign, cult, obscure and films from The Criterion Collection.

Iris Carter, director of The Creative Center’s Film Institute also has two fascinating film series taking place.  “Women’s Film Night” is a series exclusively for women and occurs on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month starting at 6:30 pm.  Ladies, bring refreshments (to share if you like – wine and chocolate are always favorites) and come see some great fun, funny and thought-provoking films.  Upcoming films in this series include Corrina, Corinna, The Piano, and Under the Tuscan Sun.  Iris also has another new series entitled “Sacred Cinema” which explores spirituality, religious doctrine, faith and more.  Open-minded discussion follows.

Visit the Film and Video Arts section of our website to see the full lineup.

And next time someone says, “Let’s go to the movies!” come on down to The Creative Center!

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