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AMU Film Society: New Season, New Blog

film2aThe new season of film screenings for the community begian this week with the showing of The Dark Knight Thursday, followed by a well-attended talk and discussion afterward at The Bean led by Ave Maria University Literature Professor Mark McCullough.

The format for the film screenings is the same as it was last year, with a faculty member or other speaker leading a discussion after the showing, but this year the discussion won't be confined to within the walls of the pub. The film society launched a blog called AMU on Film this week to explore a variety of cinematic topics. One society member, Joseph Donovan, says the blog is "like an online journal or film magazine," featuring essays and discussions by both students and faculty.

joker1Dr. McCullough has posted on the blog some thoughts about The Dark Knight, the Batman story which he describes as "comic book noir, equal parts cartoon and comic-tragedy, uncompromisngly bleak and always entertaining." Right, Heath Ledger as Batman's foe, The Joker.

The society is showing a total of nine films this academic year.

The next screening is Unforgiven, 1992 non-traditional western starring Clint Eastwood, which will be shown Nov. 4, with the discussion led by Dr. Blanford Parker, AMU professor of literature.

Click here for a previous Ave Herald story on the Film Society, and here for the schedule of all films on the society's blog.


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