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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September 16 - 30, 2018

Turner & Hooch (1989)

Directed by Roger Spottiswood

Film #66

In a unique spin on the buddy cop genre, policeman Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) finds himself taking in his friend's dog, Hooch (Beasley the Dog), after his friend is murdered. Turner is quickly frustrated with Hooch's noisy, destructive nature, but the two soon find themselves working together to solve the murder of their mutual friend. Featuring supporting performances by Mare Winningham, Craig T. Nelson and Reginald VelJohnson, Turner & Hooch left a permanent impression in the cultural consciousness upon its release almost 30 years ago.

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October 1 - 15, 2018

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Directed by Wes Craven

Film #67

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October 16 - 31, 2018

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Directed by Frank Capra

Film #68