“Movies are our American family album. They not only tell us how we looked back then, but also who we were and what we cared about, what made us laugh and cry. They mirror world events and often influence our thoughts and prompt us to take action.”
Professor Tom Vaccaro is passionate about films and movies. He wanted to start the film club because he needed to be able to show films relevant to what the class was studying, but many were too long to watch during a normal class period. More importantly, he wanted to open up the viewing opportunity to share with other students as well.
Vaccaro says that the Double Feature Film Club was inspired by his course “TV 212: The History and Appreciation of Motion Pictures.” It traces the origin and development of motion pictures through lectures, reading and viewing of pertinent films. Some of the films studied are 25, 50, and even 100 years old.
In order to give students the opportunity to view these classic and important films in their entirety, the Double Feature Film Club will show movies on select Thursdays and Fridays throughout the semester. They will screen some legendary films and follow with a discussion about the technical, emotional, inspirational and entertaining aspects of the films.
Refreshments will be provided and all Black Hawk College students are invited!
In honor of Women’s History month they will be screening “A League of Their Own” on Thursday, March 12 at 12:30 p.m., and the computer animated movie “Brave” on Friday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. All movies will be viewed in the Student Life Center next to the Hawk’s Nest on the second floor of Building 4.