Lights, camera, action! Keene State College’s Film Society released the list of upcoming films screening at the Putnam Theater for the spring semester.
The Putnam Theater is run by KSC’s Film Society, who is responsible for deciding which films will be screened each semester.
Until this semester, films were screened from Thursday to Sunday. However, Film Society President and junior Wyatt Codd said they will be changing this schedule to run Friday to Monday.
The Putnam Theater will reopen the semester with Swedish Filmmaker Ruben Östlund’s “Triangle of Sadness.” The film follows a cruise ship full of wealthy people that sinks, leaving the passengers trapped on an island.
Additionally, there will be a variety of foreign films, such as the Japanese drama “Drive my Car,” South Korean romantic mystery “Decision to Leave,” and the South Korean drama “Broker.”
Codd said that the theater will be screening films that have gotten good press within the past year, including “The Whale” and “Licorice Pizza”.
Codd mentioned that he is most excited about the film “EO” by Polish film director Jerzy Skolimowski.
“It’s about a donkey, the trailer is just looking at a donkey and like a guy talking to a donkey and I have no idea what it’s about, but I’m excited ‘cause it looks fun,” Codd said. Codd said the e-board tries to find a balance between popular films and lesser-known works to be screened. “A lot of [the films] have already won awards and have gotten accolades and that’s kind of what we move towards and try to get as many award-winning kind of art house films as we can and try… to bring a different kind of film to the area, so we’re really just looking for weird, different, and like, not [common] but like big films,” Codd said. Codd added that the list was curated with keeping the transition from winter into spring in mind.
“We’ve got a good kind of spring, summer-y list to get the energy back up out of the cold winter,” Codd said. In addition to the on-campus screenings this semester, Film Society has more opportunities this semester off campus.
“We have the opportunity to program the Latchis Theater in Brattleboro, Vt., so we’re teaming up with them to bring the Putnam to Vt.,” Codd said.
Codd added, “Each of the e-board members, we all picked out one film that we’ve liked and that we’ve screened in the past and we gave it to them. So we’re gonna go there and introduce each film and stuff… it’s gonna be really cool to expand what we’re doing.”
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