A/perture’s Screen Club Mixes Mediums
Celebrating its fifth year in business, a/perture cinema’s new Screen Club Series is a perfect complement to its mission. Screen Club, which began in February, features favorite films from 14 local artists, each of whom has designed corresponding film-inspired artwork.
Featured films include those from a wide variety of genres, time periods, and countries of origin, ranging from Pan’s Labyrinth to Pretty in Pink. At each screening, the featured local artist will present a limited edition of 50 signed 18” x 24” poster prints for purchase inspired by the film they selected to be screened.
“Screen Club is one of the many ways that a/perture cinema wants to reach out and incorporate film into the fabric of our community, something we’ve been passionate about since our business opened four years ago,” says a/perture curator Lawren Desai. “We’ve been very fortunate that so many talented artists have been willing to submit their film-related artwork for this series, and can’t wait to share both their favorite films and their amazing creativity with Winston-Salem.”
Local artist and Screen Club contributor Adam Dixon shared his excitement for the series as well, stating, “I love what Screen Club is all about. I’ve always been inspired by film and making a movie poster is something I’ve always wanted to do. To have the opportunity to create art for one of my favorite movies was really exciting. I think it’s a great way to increase the visibility of the artists living in Winston.”
April 16, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: JENNIFER WYNN O’KELLY
FILM: PAN’S LABYRINTH
Rated R, 115 mins., directed by Guillermo del Toro
In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
May 7, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: PATRICK HARRIS
FILM: COOL HAND LUKE
Rated PG, 126 mins., directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is sentenced to a stretch in a southern chain gang, during which time he plans numerous escape attempt. Soon, Luke becomes a symbol of hope and resilience to the other men in the prison camp — and a symbol of rebelliousness that must be stamped out to the guards and the captain.
May 28, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: BEN TOWLE
FILM: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
Rated PG, 113 mins., directed by Nicholas Meyer
With the aid of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son’s life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.
June 18, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: LES CAISON III
FILM: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Rated G, 100 mins., directed by Mel Stuart
A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all, that of eccentric and reclusive candy maker Willy Wonka.
July 9, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: KATIE CHASTEEN
FILM: THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Rated G, 174 mins., directed by Robert Wise
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
July 30, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: EMILY POE-CRAWFORD
FILM: WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
Rated R, 97 mins., directed by David Wain
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
August 20, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: NICK WEIR
FILM: INTO THE WILD
Rated R, 148 mins., directed by Sean Penn
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
September 10, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: WOODIE ANDERSON
FILM: PRETTY IN PINK
Rated PG-13, 96 mins., directed by John Hughes
A poor girl (Molly Ringwald) must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.
October 1, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: MIKE FOLEY
FILM: THE BIRDS
Rated PG-13, 119 mins., directed by Alfred Hitchcock
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people there in increasing numbers and with increasing viciousness.
October 22, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: DANE WALTERS
Rated R, 100 mins., directed by David Lynch
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
November 12, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: CHAD BEROTH
FILM: MARY & MAX
Unrated, 92 mins., directed by Adam Elliot
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
December 3, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTISTS: THE KUBECKI BROTHERS
FILM: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
Rated R, 142 mins., directed by Frank Darabont
Two imprisoned men (Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman) bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Screenings occur monthly on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at a/perture cinema, 311 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem. Admission is $11.50. The schedule is below. Go to aperturecinema.com for more info on Screen Club and other offerings.
—Carolee Smith with staff