Fountain City Film Society

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The mission of the Fountain City Film Society is to create a community of individuals who appreciate cinema, and gather on a regular basis to watch and discuss the kinds of films that rarely screen in Columbus, Georgia.

The FCFS is not a film appreciation class or based on the idea that the members are an audience who should be lectured to during the meetings.

The goal is to facilitate the friendly exchange of opinions and aide in the analysis of cinema as an art form. Member participation and a diversity of viewpoints are essential to the continued success of the society. Art is inherently subjective, and everyone has their own personal aesthetic that determines their likes and dislikes. Through the sharing of these perspectives, we expand our understanding and appreciation of the art form we love.

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At our meeting on February 21, 2017, we’ll dip our toe in the waters of Iranian cinema with A Separation, a film by Asghar Farhadi that won the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.

Farhadi became an overnight source of controversy when he announced that he will boycott the 2017 Oscar ceremony due to the attempted implementation of the Muslim travel ban. His latest film, The Salesman, is nominated for Best Foreign Film of 2017.

For those of you who have not attended our meetings in the past, we meet in Blanchard Hall at CSU’s Cunningham Center on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  A meet-and-greet kicks off at 6 p.m. with the actual meeting convening at 6:30.  

You may bring food and the non-alcoholic drinks of your choice into the meeting room. The room itself offers a huge screen with an HD projector. It’s a banquet-style set-up with tables and chairs, so you can eat dinner as we watch the movie.  

See you on the 21st!

Scott Phillips

Fountain City Film Society

Member, Georgia Film Critics Association

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