Three movie clubs to join on campus if you’re a movie buff | Culture & Leisure
If you love movies but can’t always afford to go to the theater, there are a variety of organizations on campus that could be for you. Here is a list of film clubs that focus on making or discussing movies and that promote the love of cinema in their own way. They can all be found on OU OrgSync website.
Student Film Production Club: For those interested in the process of making films, the Student Film Production Club can be a great resource for learning and meeting others involved in film production. This club focuses on creating a creative environment for student filmmakers. They regularly screen and discuss student-made films here at the university, and members generally help each other with their projects. In addition, an occasional workshop or seminar is held that focuses on some specific aspects of filmmaking such as lighting or editing. Each spring, they also host the annual Redbud Film Festival which showcases the work of OU student filmmakers.
The OU Classic Cinema Club: Although this club is sponsored by Honors College, everyone is welcome. The OU Classic Cinema Club shows classic films at 8 p.m. Sunday evening in the David L. Boren 180/181 room. Most recently they have shown “Saturday Night Fever” with John Travolta. Every week after the movie there is a chat time where everyone is invited to contribute, with popcorn and drinks served free to anyone who shows up. Next week, they will present “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967) on Sunday September 17th.
The Other Film Club: Founded in 1973, The Other Film Club is the oldest film club on campus. According to Educational Advisor Robert Fairbanks, “The purpose of The Other Film Club is to provide free screenings of foreign, documentary, controversial, cult, and generally non-mainstream films to the OU community.” They show free movies on the big screen at 5 p.m. on Sundays in the Meacham Auditorium. Currently, they are preparing to present a film series called “Horror Throwdown: America vs the World” presented by music and film teacher Michael Lee.