TELLURIDE – Free films, food and lively discussion – the Wilkinson Public Library and the Telluride Film Festival launch the fourth round of their popular Cinematheque film club joint venture. An opportunity for cinephiles to watch and discuss great film, the Fall 2010 Cinematheque Series explores the career of legendary Director Martin Scorsese.
All are invited to attend the series, complete with Italian-themed food, beverages and popcorn, hosted by popular TFF ringmaster, director, producer and film professor David Oyster.
The four-part Scorsese series, programmed by Telluride Film Festival Director Gary Meyer, starts Monday, Sept. 20, with critically acclaimed documentary A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995, 225 minutes). “Through this vastly entertaining, strong-willed new documentary,” according to the New York Times, Scorsese explains why, “its own way, Cat People was as important as Citizen Kane in the development of a more mature American cinema.”
This uniquely personal film is narrated by Scorsese and includes clips from films that affected him as a director foremost and as a storyteller/film enthusiast second. The film begins with D.W. Griffith and the silent masters and ends in 1969 – the year marking the beginning of Scorsese’s own career.
The 5:30 p.m. pre-SHOW reception features Italian roast coffee and Biscotti. Due to the length of the film, there will be an intermission with spaghetti (choice of vegetarian or meat sauce) prepared by Chef Bud Thomas of “Taste Bud’s Catering.”
Showtime is Monday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. at the Wilkinson Public Library (5:30 p.m. for the free pre-SHOW reception).
Telluride Film Festival Cinematheque is a collaboration between The Telluride Film Festival and Wilkinson Public Library.