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COVID-19: The Club will not return to in-person screenings this winter. (Unfortunately, the opportunity to screen films online is also limited as only a few movies are being offered virtually.) We still do not believe we can operate successfully - the Pandemic persists, at times, very aggressively which then impacts rules imposed by our participating theaters. Most concerning, not only to the Club but to the art-house industry in general, is the fact that the audience who frequents our program (and independent cinemas), has simply not returned in a significant way. We do hope that there will be a time in the not too distant future where conditions look more promising. We miss our members, our meetings, our moderators and mostly, the great movies (presented the way they should be, in a theater!). We promise to update our members as soon as there is a definite plan of action! Thanks for being patient and stay safe!
Boston Co-Moderator Brittain Smith (Ph.D., University of Chicago) is a graduate of the Institute for Teaching Film as Film, directed by professors Rick Rentschler (Harvard) and Anton Kaes (Berkeley). Currently a freelance writer, he is former assistant professor of German at Boston University, where he taught courses in Weimar Cinema (Pabst, Lubitsch, Lang, et al.) and in New German Cinema (Wenders, Herzog, Fassbinder, et al.). He is a manuscript editor for the journal Film Criticism and has directed film festivals at Allegheny College and at Loyola University.