Film ClubFor 9 years beginning in 2009, The Film Club met the third Tuesday of each month in the Oak Room at 6:30 p.m. to view a movie and discuss it. Every three months members chose a director and three of his or her films. The Club watched a series of three films by a given director in order to get a sense of that director’s style. Some of the directors recently discussed were Sir Carol Reed, Pedro Almodóvar, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Elia Kazan, Sarah Polley, and Hayao Miyazaki. The idea was to think of films not just as entertainments, but as works of art. Members exchanged thoughts before and after the movies.

The Film Club is currently inactive, waiting for new leadership.

Annual Club dues were $10 for an individual and $15 for a couple.

Norm Holland, an internationally recognized film essayist, directed the activities of The Club and led its discussions until his death in September, 2017. The films that were exhibited to members of The Club are available for borrowing by any resident via the Oak Hammock libraries. Norm's insightful essays about each film and a brief trailer appear when you click on a film's title, below. You can read Norm's additional essays about films that were never shown to The Club on his website.

Norm Holland's Film Club Films

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21 Grams
35 Shots of Rum

A Man and a Woman 20 Years Later
A Serious Man
A Streetcar Named Desire
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
All About My Mother
Amores Perros
Annie Hall
Apur Sansar
Autumn Sonata
Away from Her

Barton Fink
Being John Malkovitch
Bicycle Thieves
Blue Velvet
Brokeback Mountain

Children of Paradise
Chimes at Midnight
Cries and Whispers
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Double Indemnit
Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Early Summer
East of Eden
Eat Drink Man Woman
Elephant Man

Forbidden Games

Great Expectations

Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Hobson's Choice
Howl's Moving Castle


Knife in the Water

La Dolce Vita
La Ronde
La Strada
Last Year at Marienba
Late Spring
Lola Montes

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Mon Oncle
Mr. Hulot's Holiday
Mulholland Drive

Nights of Cabiria

Odd Man Out
On the Waterfront
Our Man in Havana

Pather Panchali
Play Time
Princess Mononoke
Purple Noon
Purple Rose of Cairo

Rules of the Game

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Spirited Away
Stories We Tell
Sunset Boulevard

Taris Roi de Leau
Taste of Cherry
Take This Waltz
Talk to Her
The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
The English Patient
The Exterminating Angel
The Godfather
The Godfather II
The Godfather III
The Lost Weekend
The Night of the Hunter
The Shop Around the Corner
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Third Man
The White Sheik
The Wind Will Carry Us
Tokyo Story
Trois Couleurs: Blanc
Trois Couleurs: Bleu
Trois Couleurs: Rouge
Trouble in Paradise

Umberto D.
Under the Sand


Walls of Malapaga
Where the Wild Things Are
White Material
World of Apu

Zero de Conduite


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