________________ CM . . . . Volume IX Number 18. . . . May 9, 2003

cover Film Club.

Cyrus Sundar Singh (Director). Karen King-Chigbo (Producer).
Montreal, PQ: National Film Board of Canada, 2001.
45 min., VHS, $39.95.
Order Number: C9101 174.

Grades 9 and up / Ages 14 and up.

Review by Anna Swaine.

*** /4

This is a short film about a small group of grade eight students and a teacher with a passion for cinema. The students have all come to Canada from other countries, and their teacher sees an opportunity to intertwine creativity with friendship by beginning an after school "film club."

     Most of Film Club takes place with the former club members, now 25 years older, looking back on their teenage experience with fondness and humor.

     As much of the film takes place in the 1970's, I do not know if I would use it in a classroom today. While the film's concept is good, I do not know if it would be well received by contemporary adolescents.

Recommended with reservations.

Anna Swaine is an art teacher in Winnipeg School Division, Winnipeg, MB.

 

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