Club Spotlight: Foreign Film Club
The Foreign Film Club is a leisurely club on Shippensburg’s campus that strives to expose students to different cultures and promote human understanding.
At each showing, students have the chance to experience rare or highly acclaimed movies from a selected country in an informal setting. Following the film, students are encouraged to hold a discussion.
Many of the times these discussions include how the film relates to students’ current classes or they use it as a foundation to further their own research on the topic.All of the films are shown on Mondays in Dauphin Room 051 at 6:30. On Nov. 18, the club will be showing a Japanese movie followed by a Swedish film on Nov. 25.
The Foreign Film Club will be showing a Brazillian film titled “City of God,” which is open to the general public on Dec. 2.
President Chris Piper founded the club in the fall of 2010 with the help of several other students.
Piper feels that joining the Foreign Film Club is a great way to network and improve on marketing, planning and even public speaking.
“I have really enjoyed working with faculty to plan our bigger events. Most of all, I love the feedback we get after the films are over. I’ve seen a lot of students either be emotionally moved or have their curiosity piqued by a film the club has shown,”Piper said.
The club is currently looking for new members from all majors to help choose and plan future events.
Anyone interested in getting involved with the club may attend any film showing as a potential member and can email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the mailing list.
Everyone is also encouraged to follow the Foreign Film Club on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SUforeignfilmclub.