Tired of Movie Mindlessness?
After a half hour of commercials and two hours of explosions at the local multiplex, perhaps you've had the feeling that there must be a better way to spend a Saturday night. We think so too. Life is Too Short to Watch Lousy Movies is an Atlanta film viewing and discussion group which was founded in 2007 to provide a more worthwhile moviegoing experience. Please click the links in the paragraphs below for details on how the group works. To participate, complete the form on the Contact Us page.
Second Saturday Film Club
The Life is Too Short... Film Club meets in a private home theater in southeast Atlanta on the second Saturday of every month. Programs include a cartoon and/or short subject, Coming Attractions, the feature film, and clips and commentary on personnel and genres, with thoughtful discussion interspersed. The majority of the movies are recognized classics, largely from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Other films are somewhat more eclectic, from various countries and eras, though all should be of interest to film buffs. None of the movies will have been shown previously in the group, and Regulars are polled to insure we don't show ones that everyone has already seen ― so we're more likely to screen Out of the Past or The Awful Truth or Ride the High Country than Gone With the Wind or Casablanca.
We're always looking for new participants. The Club is open to all who agree to comply with the Attendee Responsibilities ― essentially to show up when they say they will and treat the material and each other with respect. The group is a labor of love, so there is no charge for either the movie or the program, although we do encourage donations to pay for the prizes in the monthly movie trivia contests. See the FAQs for details.
There are two levels of participation: Regulars, who are guaranteed a seat to most sessions, and Drop-Ins, who attend on a space-available basis.
Participants come from around the metro area and are diverse in age and outlook. We are united, however, in our love of film and our enjoyment of one another's company. Read some of the testimonials to get an idea of how our members feel about the group. Check out AboutUs/Photos to see what a meeting looks like.
If you have a question or think you might like to participate, first be sure to read the rest of the site, then express your interest or ask your question via the Contact form. If you prefer to write a regular email, our address is ClassicFilmAppreciation [at] gmail.com.