Thursday, July 21, 2016

Don't Miss "Mustang" - July 24


Our next film for the North County Film Club will be Mustang. It promises to be an interesting film. Five orphan girls are punished for innocently playing with boys on a beach. Their punishment - forced marriage.

The girls find ways of getting around these strict constraints imposed upon them.

The film is in Turkish with English subtitles.

Come to the film this Sunday, July 24 at 3:00 to see how the girls cope with this situation.

The Russians are Coming!!

Actually they already did and they messed up our North County Film Club website by posting some pretty awful pornography. So luckily, Nina was able to fix the problem. Now we have a new
web address. Please make note of it:

Film Club Passes

We hope you've all purchased your passes for this coming season. It promises to be a very interesting selection. If you haven't, just go to the box office and tell them you're interested in the passes for the North County Film Club and fork over $55.00. It's easy. And you'll save so much money - only $5.50 per film. What a bargain.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

NCFC's next film - June 5

This Sunday, June 5, The North County Film Club will be presenting the film Grandma. The film will be shown at 3:00 pm, Carmike Theater, Oceanside, Mission and College.

Here's the trailer for the film. Looks like it's going to be a good one:

After seeing our last film, Pride, I checked out google and found this interesting video that shows the real people that were involved in all the demonstrations. You can sort of pick out who was who. This video is very long, but if you just see the first couple of minutes, you'll recognize some of the characters from the film - only these are the real life characters.

Google Doodles 
Did you see the Google Doodle on June 2 about Lotte Reiniger. What a great story about an amazing early film animator and a fantastic paper cutter. It's really interesting also to see how Google produces the doodles. Check it out:

For more information about Lotte, click here:

See you on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NCFC's Next Film - The Past

 Next Sunday, March 20, The North County Film Club will present The Past. This film was made in France and directed by Iranian, Asghar Farhadi.

Coming back to finalize his divorce procedure, Ahmad, an Iranian man, arrives in France after four years to meet his (soon-to-be) ex-wife Marie and her daughters from her previous marriage. She is in a relationship with an Arab man named Samir who has a son and whose wife is in a coma. The relationship between Marie and her older daughter, Lucie, is strained because Lucie disapproves of her mother's relationship with Samir. Things get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something horrible she has done.

Bi Polar Disorder

After seeing Infinitely Polar Bear I thought I'd include a little info about Bipolar Disorder. I was informed by one of our members not to refer to this disorder as manic depression and that the PC term is Bipolar Disorder. Duly noted. Thanks. This information was googled from the internet:

What is Bipolar Depression?

Bipolar depression refers to the "lows," or depressive phase, of bipolar disorder.

Understanding the Larger Condition, Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder—the larger condition that includes bipolar depression—is a lifelong, or chronic, illness. It’s a condition that affects the brain in a way that can cause extreme mood swings that vary in length. People with bipolar disorder can go from mania (the “highs”)—feeling euphoric or revved up and irritable—to depression (the “lows”)—feeling down or hopeless. These highs and lows are called “episodes.”
  • Affects about 12.3 million people in the United States and as many as 60 million people worldwide
  • Half of all patients begin seeing symptoms between the ages of 15 and 25, but it can begin at any age
  • There is no cure, but for many people the symptoms can be controlled with treatment
  • Bipolar disorder is sometimes referred to as manic depression
  • Some people may experience mood swings that are less extreme than a full manic episode, known as hypomania
Morphing Johnny Depp

Thought you'd enjoy the following (unless you've already seen this on Facebook or elsewhere) see  you if you can find the error:


See you on Sunday, March 20, 3:00 pm.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Infinitely Polar Bear to show March 6

Next Sunday, March 6, we'll be seeing the film Infinitely Polar Bear starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.  This film from 2014 is about a manic-depressive man trying to raise his two young daughters in the hopes of reuniting with his wife. The two children don't make his task easy.


John Anderson's Lecture is SRO at the Oceanside Library

Last week John Anderson gave a very interesting lecture at the Oceanside Library. He compared some of the history of the Los Angeles Police Department under Chief Parker with the book L.A. Confidential. After the talk about the police department, John discussed the book further with the library's book club. There was standing room only for this outstanding event. Wish you all could have been there.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

The San Diego Latino Film Festival is coming up really soon - it starts March 10th. See the schedule on their website: san diego latino film festival.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Our next film is Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. It will be shown February 7 at 3:00. The following is a trailer to give you an idea of the story:

Greg is a seventeen year old high school student. He and his co-worker Earl spend a lot of time making parodies of classic films. He tries every social group at his high school, but doesn’t have many friends. When his mother suggests he befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school, his outlook changes forever.

Hope to see you there. You can always watch reruns of the Super Bowl!!

Film Locations

Did you ever wonder where your favorite films were shot? Check out this article for some very interesting photographs:

In Memoriam 

Abe Vicoda finally died! He'd been reported dead in People magazine several years ago. But he proved them wrong and lived to the ripe old age of 94. We remember him as Fish on the Barney Miller show, but he was probably most famous for his role in the Godfather.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Girls in the Band

Our next film for the North County Film Club will be the acclaimed Girls in the Band. The film will be shown Sunday, January 24 at 3:00.

The Girls in the Band is everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters. Shining a long-overdue spotlight on the shamefully forgotten women who flourished as jazz musicians at a time when men ruled the beat, Judy Chaikin’s beautifully assembled film gives voice to performers whose names are too often unknown even among their musical sisters of the present day. (Jeannette Satsoulis)

The following is a trailer for the film:

Hope to see you there.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dancing In Jaffa - November 22

The following is a trailer for Dancing in Jaffa which will be the last film of the season, Sunday, Nov. 22.

Renowned ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulaine, returns to his hometown of Jaffa, Israel, nostalgic for the streets of his youth but nervous and dismayed by the strong current of racial animosity that now serves as the norm. Fueled by his belief in dancing's power to build self-esteem and social awareness, Dulaine brings his popular Dancing Classrooms program to three Jaffa-based schools where he teaches ballroom dancing to the ethnically mixed population of children. Dulaine selects the most focused dancers to train for a citywide competition, pairing Palestinians with Jews, putting many of the children's and, more pointedly, their families' beliefs to the test.

As a followup to Tangerines, I tried to make sense of the Georgia/Russia war and what it was all about. I was going to write a simplified version of the conflict but it's such a complicated subject. Instead I'm posting a link that I found online and in case you're interested it might help to unravel the situation:

Coming to a theater near you, The 33. I'm really excited to see this movie because I just finished the book Deep Dark Down about the Chilean coal miners. The film stars Antonio Banderas. Can't wait.

Hope to see you all next Sunday for Dancing in Jaffa.