Movies for Members
MOVIES FOR MEMBERS PRESENTS FILMS SELECTED BY MEMBERS, FOR MEMBERS
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Directed by Teller of Penn & Teller fame, Tim’s Vermeer documents the journey of Tim Jenison, a Texas-based inventor who undertakes an eight-year odyssey to uncover the ‘technology’ used by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632–75) in the creation of his near-photorealistic paintings. Convinced they were painted with the help of optical interventions, Jenison sets out to recreate The Music Lesson (circa 1662) literally from the ground up.
Suggested by Denise Rowland:
'This intriguing documentary shows the re-creation of Vermeer's The Music Lesson by inventor Tim Jenison to prove his theory that the Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer created his paintings with the aid of optical devices.'
In his enchanting debut feature, Jacques Tati stars as an inept village postman who becomes inspired to change his meandering ways - with disastrous results - after watching a news reel at the local fair celebrating the efficiencies of the American postal service.
This compelling drama follows Nafas, an Afghanistan-born journalist living in Canada, who decides to return to her politically unstable homeland after receiving a desperate letter from her sister in Kandahar. Undertaking the perilous journey across the Iranian border into Afghanistan, Nafas is confronted by the damage done by the Taliban regime.
Inspired by the character of Frank Sidebottom, the 1980’s alter ego of eccentric English pop star Christopher Sievey, and co-written by ex-bandmate Jon Ronson, Frank is a whimsical comedy about an aspiring musician who finds himself in avant-garde pop band, the Soronprfbs, led by the cryptic Frank (Michael Fassbender) a man who functions only when wearing a large papier-mâché head.