Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ICS Update - September 28, 2011

Greetings and Salutations!

Well, Fall is now here, Summer 2011 is now a thing of the past. Which is better than being a Thing From Another World.

Last month we had Courtney Spies give a great talk on Orson Welles' MacBeth (hoot, man!). Courtney is a long standing member (we tell him he should sit down and take a load off every now and then), but this is the first time he's done a presentation! What's more, he liked it, and wants to do another one, and we are going to accommodate him on that. We encourage everyone to take a shot- we're not a judgmental audience at all.

In case you weren't there, or would like to hear it again, go here to see it on THE ICS CHANNEL:
The ICS Channel

Well, October is coming, and for us lovers of the macabre, that means HALLOWEEN. Mark your calendars for October 22- that's when the ICS will be putting on a feature presentation at the Perry Hall Library on Honeygo Blvd (see map). At 1:00 we will be screening a colorized version of EARTH v THE FLYING SAUCERS! It will be open to the general public, and we are using this as a means of publicizing the club, the olde fashioned way- by meet and greet. If you can make it, please do so!

The Halloween Party is set for the October 29. More on that later.

In December we will be having the Silent Auction like last year. And in January we will be having RECENTLY RELEASED MOVIE NIGHT. I couldn't help but notice that for a variety of reasons, most of our members don't go to the movies. And since so many movies go to DVD pretty quickly, it is possible to bring in movies that were in the theaters 3 months (if that) earlier. So that's what we will be doing. I already have 2 to bring in- DRIVE ANGRY about Nick Cage escaping from Hell, and BERLIN DEAD, an acclaimed German film about a Zombie outbreak. Got a recent movie? Bring it in!

I wanted to mention here... that we've noticed that there's been a lot of single movie nights where there's no voting. We would like to encourage members to try to pick themes, and bring in movies along that theme that the members can vote on. People are often going to decide to come based on their impression (preconceived or not) of a movie on a single movie night. But when one doesn't know exactly what film is being shown, there's more chance of members showing up. I'd love to have a VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA night, but I know full well that after the presentation, I'd be the only one watching! So while we're not trying to discourage single movie nights, we are trying to encourage movie nights where the members vote. Yes, it's politics. What isn't nowadays?

More to come later!

Chairman Hendo of the People's Republik of Cinema

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