The following is a list of classes taught at the ACFPL Film Society.
The Atlantic City Film Society celebrates its seventh anniversary
The Film Society celebrated its 7th anniversary on July 15, 2013. The Press of Atlantic City covered the event and wrote an article<"Since 2006, the group has met one Saturday afternoon a month to view and discuss a film, reconvening the following Monday for a classroom lesson on the film taught by group coordinator and Senior Library Assistant Theresa Hawkins, who founded the Film Society. The group will watch "Monsieur Verdoux," a lesser-known Charlie Chaplin film, at 1 p.m. Aug. 10 and will discuss it at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 12.The Film Society celebrated its seventh anniversary with a party July 15, with about 15 members of the group turning out for snacks, trivia and the chance to reminisce about the films they've watched together over the years. Many of those attending were, like Johnson, founding members, and they said one thing has kept them coming back, month after month - Hawkin
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If you have a passion for discussing and learning about films, we invite you to join the Atlantic City Free Public Library Film Society. Membership is free and open to current Library cardholders in good standing, who are 18 years of age and older. Monthly screenings and discussions will be held on Saturday afternoons, and monthly tutorial classes on filmmaking and film history will be held on Monday evenings.
Since films of all genres and ratings will be shown, the Film Society is open to adults only and member discretion is advised. Each film's rating and running time will be posted prior to the screening on the Library website, flyers and other advertising. Snacks will be provided at screenings, and learning materials will be provided at tutorials. Information about the Film Society and each meeting will be provided on the Library's Official Website on the Film Society page.
If you would like to become a member of the Film Society, you may fill out the electronic membership form below or come into the Main Library and register there.
The Atlantic City Free Public Library hosted special guest Ed McGinty for its Saturday, Oct. 2 2012 meeting at the Main Library.
McGinty is a historical consultant for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and he plays Ward Boss Boyd on the series. He discussed his work on the series, answered questions and signed autographs for those in attendance.
McGinty also appeared in Atlantic City: The Original Sin City, a promotional documentary for Boardwalk Empire that also includes an interview with library archivist Heather Halpin Perez.Adult Atlantic City Free Public Library members (18 years of age and older) in good standing are invited to join the Film Society.
Library and Film Society applications are available at www.acfpl.org and the Main Library Circulation Desk.
PHOTO: Ed McGinty, center, is an Atlantic City native.