The first film in the series Guilty Pleasures will be shown on June 11 at the downtown Chattanooga YMCA on 301 West 6th Street at 6:30PM. The film takes an amusing and touching look at the global phenomenon that every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. Guilty Pleasures portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world. Admission to the screening is free to anyone.
On July 16, the series continues with I’m Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful. What begins as a historical documentary about Hurricane Katrina morphs into a vibrant character study of Carolyn Parker. The film documents the courage and resiliency of this fearless matriarch and civil-rights activist.
Reel Old School will screen on August 13. Made by local Chattanooga college students John Cotton and Brady Effler, the film explores the correlation between the democratization of recording technology and the fall of the music industry.
The series winds down September 10th with Reportero. The film follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world for members of the media.
The Chattanooga Film Society is a non-profit organization that supports independent
filmmaking locally and promotes professional film and television production across the region. It is currently working on the launch of a major film festival in downtown Chattanooga. For more information on becoming a member or sponsor of CFS, visit www.chattanoogafilmsociety.org.
Mise en Scenesters is a film club with the goal of providing more opportunities for people to see great films that aren’t likely to ever play in a multiplex near them. Though we are based in Chattanooga, it’s also our goal to spread the gospel of strange and wonderful cinema as far as we can through the exhibition of film, the publishing of film related writings and podcasts, creating films of our own and fostering an inclusive society of fellow film nerds with whom we regularly geek out. Check out our site at http://porkandmeadmag.com/