Free March Movies at York

As promised, the Film Student’s Association (FSA) is back with a whole new batch of free film screenings this month. Though there will be no events during the recently announced strike, as soon as the strike ends the programming will continue as usual. These FSA screenings are free for all York students and will give you the chance to see some older films on the big screen. Not only that, but they are conveniently located around the Accolade East building at York’s Keele Campus.

Top Hat (1935)

Monday March 12th @ 7 PM - Accolade East 004

This March, the genre of the month is musical, and the classic film that the FSA will be screening is Top Hat, directed by Mark Sandrich. In Top Hat, Fred Astaire, of Swing Time and Funny Face, stars as Jerry, an American dancer who travels to London to star in a show produced by Horace Hardwick. One night, when Jerry is practicing his tap routine in his hotel, Dale, played by Ginger Rogers (The Major and the Minor & Monkey Business) confronts him about the noise. Jerry falls in love with Dale, who believes him to be Horace, her best friend’s husband, which results in Jerry hopelessly following Dale around Europe.

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Space Jam (1996)

Wednesday March 14th @ 7 PM - Accolade East 011

The FSA’s contributions to CASA’s Constellations exhibit is a free screening of the cult classic, Space Jam. With a star-studded cast, including the likes of Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, and Danny Devito, this will be one event you won’t want to miss. Space Jam, directed by Joe Pytka, depicts the story of a basketball game between Michael Jordan, Bug Bunny, and his friends, and a group of aliens that want to enslave the cartoons for an amusement park. Not only is Space Jam a milestone in popular culture, but it also won the Grammy for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television for R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly.”

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Tokyo Tribe (2014)

Monday March 19th @ 7 PM - Accolade East 004

The revisionist musical that the FSA has chosen is Tokyo Tribe (2014), “the world’s first rap battle musical,” directed by Sion Sono. This film is an adaptation of the manga series by the same name, written by Santa Inoue, and depicts a gang war in an alternate Japan. Mera (Ryôhei Suzuki) and Buppa (Riki Takeuchi), two gang leaders, team up to try and initiate a gang war. They attempt to kill a prominent member of another tribe, Kai (Young Dais), but accidently kill Kai’s best friend instead, causing all of the Tokyo tribes to team-up against Mera and Buppa’s gangs.

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Double Feature: Black Girl (1966) & Daisies (1966)

Wednesday March 21st @ 7 PM - Accolade East 011

This month, the FSA’s foreign film night is actually a double feature of two films from 1966. Black Girl is a film from Senegal and the first feature directed by Ousmane Sembene. Black Girl follows Diouana (Mbissine Thérèse Diop) as she tries to become a nanny to a rich couple in France, but is instead treated terribly by her employers and forced to be a servant. Black Girl is considered to be the first Sub-Saharan African film by an African director to receive international attention. Daisies, on the other hand, is a Czechoslovakian film directed by Vera Chytilová that follows two teen girls, Marie I (Jitka Cerhová) and Marie II (Ivana Karbanová), as they engage in destructive pranks. This film is known as a milestone of the Czech New Wave, but was banned by the Government for "depicting the wanton."

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My Bad Movie

Wednesday March 26th @ 7 PM - Accolade East 004

My Bad Movie is the last FSA event of the year and an annual tradition where York students can submit the worst movie they ever made and have it projected on the big screen. It can be anything from an ill-planned Youtube vlog to a clumsily crafted feature, you just have to send it in to the FSA and you will get to relive your embarrassments on a 10-foot screen. Invite your friends, invite your family, and let the cringing begin.

Source: Monica Silvestre​

My Bad Movie will conclude the final screenings and events of the 2017-18 school year, so

make sure you don’t miss any of the screenings by following the FSA on Instagram and Facebook. If you are a film student who is interested in becoming a part of the FSA, you can use the social media pages to inquire about joining.