Act One Film Society

The Act One Film Society launched in January 2016 as a spin-off subgroup of Chapter One, in order to allow interested group members to enjoy and discuss great cinema.  The group focuses primarily on classic or influential films, or movies with a cult following. 

Each month, Act One watches two films selected by group members, and discussion takes place online.  The films currently scheduled are noted below.


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April 16 - 30, 2019

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017)

Directed by Noah Baumbach

Film #80

Showcasing performances from noted stars such as Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, this comedy-drama follows a group of dysfunctional and estranged siblings living in the shadow of their artist father. Praised for Noah Baumbach’s script and directing as well as its performances, with Sandler in particular drawing praise from critics, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) became the second (and final) Netflix film in history to compete at Cannes.

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May 1 - 15, 2019

After the Thin Man (1936)

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke

Film #81

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May 16 - 31, 2019

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Film #82