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Film Club Event a great success

1.30.06
CHATHAM FILM CLUB
Crandell Theatre: Kings and Queen
Peint o Gwrw: Salon in a Saloon
Chatham, N.Y.
Sunday, January 29, 2006

I had a wonderful afternoon/evening yesterday in Chatham, N.Y., where I was invited to introduce the showing of Kings and Queen at the Crandell Theatre, on behalf of event sponsor, the Chatham Film Club. The turnout for this terrific French film that no one has heard of was incredible I think they said there was over 250 people, a record turnout, and fortunately the Crandell is one of the few remaining old-style movie palaces that has not been reconfigured into several smaller theaters, so there were enough seats for everyone.

It was a lot of fun to see the film on a big, big screen, and following the film, it was a lot of fun to walk a few doors down to the Welsh pub, grab a single-malt, and head to an upstairs room reserved for a post-film discussion attended by about two dozen ardent film watchers. The discussion was incisive, perceptive, and intelligent, and its clear that this Chatham Film Club, which annually stages the wonderful FilmColumbia festival each fall, is a wonderful group full of smart, interesting people devoted to the art of cinema, yet without any pretentiousness.

And the pub seemed quite the hopping place on a Sunday evening, with a boisterous yet friendly group of people up front playing all sorts of Celtic music in song-swap style. And the bartender/owner, whose name I think is Tom?, pours a wonderful neat Laphroaig.

It was terrific to get a glimpse of this little subculture in this nearby, quiet, charming town, both in terms of the active film club and in the hopping scene afterwards. I hope next time I go I get the chance to sample some of the food that the pub was offering, for the full experience, but I had to get home last night.




Seth:

Next time we'll feed you first! Thank you for facilitating such an insightful discussion after the film. It was terrific.

Sandi Knakal, The Chatham Film Club
1/30/2006



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