Greetings, all! I hope you all have been well and that you’ve had a chance to get vaccinated (assuming you are able to)! I’m really looking forward to seeing you in the next few months as we start to reenter some approximation of normal society! I’m not exactly sure when the club will return, but it seems sooner than it has in a long while.
Until then, I come bearing news: Our friends over at the Independent Film Festival Boston is about to begin its 2021 festival, which due to COVID-19 is 100% virtual this year. But it is no less ambitious than the usual Spring extravaganza, and a welcome return after having to skip last spring!
Tickets are on sale now, and the lineup looks great! It seems like most (all?) of the offerings have a 48-hour streaming window, so it should be somewhat easier to fit the festival into your plans.
It has been suggest that we have a follow-up club zoom after the festival to discuss it, and I think that’s a great idea. Perhaps we should do it May 23rd (to give stream stragglers a chance to catch up)? Leave a comment below if you’re interested in that. And if you have opinions about how the club should return to in-person events please leave a comment too!
I sent a note a few weeks ago letting you know about the IFFBoston Fall Focus, which is currently in full swing. There are six films available for you to stream right now (and you will be able to continue to screen them for a few days, details at iffboston.org).
I originally suggested we get together for a video meetup tonight, but I dropped the ball on that. So let’s have a video meetup next Sunday 11/8 at 7pm. We will use the same Jitsi meeting link that we used a few months ago. I sent that out (and will again) on the mailing list, but if you need it just reach out! (I’m avoiding posting it here to reduce troll potential)
Hope to see you there!
It’s been awhile since the Sunday Night Film Club has been active. I hope you all are well in these crazy times!
Our friends at IFFBoston are hosting a virtual edition of their yearly Fall Focus mini-festival! You can find out more information about the lineup, as well as purchase passes and tickets at their site:
If people are interested maybe we can all do a zoom meetup Sunday evening to discuss the series as well as catch up…
Just wanted to drop a reminder to rent and watch our pick “The Rabbi Goes West”, before the Q&A this Sunday at 8pm. Here are the details from last week’s post:
Our friends over at IFFBoston are hosting their first Virtual Screening of the new documentary “The Rabbi Goes West”. The movie will be streamable on Vimeo beginning this Sunday, May 24th through June 4th. You can rent a 72 streaming window and can pre-order it now. IFFBoston will benefit from the proceeds. You can find more details and pre-order here. They are also hosting a live Q&A on Youtube with the filmmakers and subjects on Sunday, May 31st at 8pm.
I’ve decided that we will “meet” via video chat AFTER the Q&A, and we will be using Jitsi Meet. It will work right in your browser, but they also have mobile apps if you want to use your phone or tablet. Links to those apps are available on the Jitsi site.
I will send the meeting code out via email on Sunday afternoon, so if you have already filled out the survey from last week, you are all set. If you are interested in joining us and did NOT fill out the survey, please email me at sean <at> sundaynightfilmclub <dot> com. Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.
Hopefully this will go smoothly!
Long time, no see!
I’ve had a few members reach out asking if there’d be any interest in doing virtual Sunday Night Film Club meetings. So let’s give it a shot!
Our friends over at IFFBoston are hosting their first Virtual Screening of the new documentary The Rabbi Goes West. The movie will be streamable on Vimeo beginning this Sunday, May 24th through June 4th. You can rent a 72 streaming window and can pre-order it now. IFFBoston will benefit from the proceeds. You can find more details and pre-order here. They are also hosting a live Q&A on Youtube with the filmmakers and subjects on Sunday, May 31st at 8pm.
I haven’t decided whether it’d make more sense to virtually get together before the Q&A (so it’s earlier in the day) or afterwards (so we can discuss its contents). I also haven’t yet decided which virtual meeting platform we would use. If this is something you are interested in, please fill out this form, which will help me know who’s interested and how we should go about this.
Due to the current advice regarding social distancing due to COVID-19, the Boston SNFC will be on indefinite hiatus. We will post here (as well as through all the usual channels) when we resume our schedule.
As is customary, the Boston Sunday Night Film Club will be taking this Sunday, February 9th off so members can enjoy (or avoid) the Academy Awards. We will return to our regular schedule the following Sunday, February 16th.
The Boston Sunday Night Film Club will not meet on this Sunday, February 2nd. We will likely take next Sunday, February 9th off as well for the Oscars.
We should be back to our regular schedule on February 16th.
The Boston Sunday Night Film Club will be taking this Sunday, September 29th, off as all of the usual hosts are unavailable.
We will return to our normal schedule the following Sunday, October 6th.
During IFFBoston 2019, the Sunday Night Film Club pick on Sunday 4/28th at 6pm will be COLD CASE HAMMARSKJOLD. Info and tickets are available here.
“Danish filmmaker Mads Brugger investigates the death of UN General Secretary Dag Hammarskjold, whose airplane crashed in Northern Rhodesia in 1961. Or did it?”