Film Club

Dear Parents,

I would like to try something new this year. I am going to begin a film club! It is simply for fun and to introduce students to some of the classics. They will learn how to be a film critic. They may also receive extra points for watching the films.

I will have a new film every other week. I will introduce the film at the beginning of the week and they have two weeks to watch it. Then, at the end of the two weeks, we will get together and discuss it. I have chosen films based on this web page: I looked at their list of the top 100 films for children between ages 8-12.

The films must be watched at home. They can get together with classmates, with family, or watch it by themselves. The reason it must be done at home is that in school we are only allowed to show Jordan District approved movies- all rated G. Some of the classics are not on that list. These are movies that I recommend, however I am not in any way requiring this of your students. If they watch these films they do it through your permission and of your own free will and choice. It is the parents responsibility to review the films before allowing your children to watch them. If your student joins the club, they do not have to watch them all! You can pick and choose. On the backside of the page there is a list of the films that the club will watch. I will also have it posted on my web page.

Dates Movie Year Directed By Actors
September Sandlot 1993 David Evans Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar
October Charade 1963 Alfred Hitchcock Audrie Hepburn
November Some LIke It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder Jack Lemon, Marylin Monroe,
Tony Curtis
December Annie 1982 John Huston Albert Finney, Carol Burnett
January To Kill a Mocking Bird 1962 Robert Mulligan Gregory Peck
February Holes 2003 Andrew Davis Khleo Thomas
March Newsies 1992 Kenny Ortega Christian Bale and Others
April E.T. 1982 Steven Spielburg Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore
May Duck Soup 1933 Leo McCareyEvans Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx,
Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx