Featuring 13 local artists’ film-inspired
artwork and film selections
Winston-Salem, NC –To celebrate five years in business, a/perture cinema is hosting a new Screen Club series in 2014, which features selected favorite films from 13 local artists who have designed corresponding film-inspired artwork. a/perture is proud to partner with Delurk Gallery, Ember Audio & Video, and Airtype Studios in this series. Screenings occur monthly on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $11.50, with several reduced-price promotional opportunities throughout the series.
Featured films include those from a wide variety of genres, time periods, and countries of origin, ranging from Pan’s Labyrinth to Pretty in Pink. At each screening, a limited edition of 50 signed 18” x 24” poster prints will be available for purchase featuring the artwork of a local artist who has designed a piece inspired by the film being screened. The series kicked off on February 26 with Groundhog Day, and will conclude on December 3 with The Shawshank Redemption (find the full schedule below).
“Screen Club is one of the many ways that a/perture cinema wants to reach out and incorporate film into our community, something we’ve been passionate about since our business opened four years ago. We’ve been very fortunate that so many talented artists have been willing to submit their film-related artwork for this series, and can’t wait to share both their favorite films and their amazing creativity with Winston-Salem,” commented a/perture curator Lawren Desai. Local artist and Screen Club contributor Adam Dixon shared his excitement for the series as well, stating, “I love what Screen Club is all about. I've always been inspired by film and making a movie poster is something I've always wanted to do. To have the opportunity to create art for one of my favorite movies was really exciting. I think it's a great way to increase the visibility of the artists living in Winston.” Fellow Screen Club artist Les Caison also expressed his enthusiasm for the series: “Props to a/perture for presenting the community a compelling opportunity to enjoy culture. Screen Club provides the public, local businesses, and local artists a way to connect with each other and internationally known movies. This is a great way to celebrate five years as one of Winston-Salem's artful jewels.”
About Screen Club:
February 26, 2014- December 3, 2014
311 West 4th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
$11.50 for all screenings (with several promotional discounts available)
July 30, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
ARTIST: EMILY POE-CRAWFORD
Rated R, 97 mins., directed by David Wain
Set on the last day of camp, in the hot summer of 1981, a group of counselors try to complete their unfinished business before the day ends.
August 20, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
INTO THE WILD
ARTIST: NICK WEIR
Rated R, 148 mins., directed by Sean Penn
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
September 10, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
PRETTY IN PINK
ARTIST: WOODIE ANDERSON
Rated PG-13, 96 mins., directed by John Hughes
A poor girl (Molly Ringwald) must choose between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.
October 22, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
ARTIST: DANE WALTERS
Rated R, 100 mins., directed by David Lynch
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.
November 12, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
MARY & MAX
ARTIST: CHAD BEROTH
Unrated, 92 mins., directed by Adam Elliot
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York.
December 3, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
ARTIST: BRIAN KUBECKI
Rated R, 142 mins., directed by Frank Darabont
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Past screenings in the series:
February 26, 2014
ARTIST: ADAM DIXON
FILM: GROUNDHOG DAY
March 19, 2014
ARTIST: ZAC TRAINOR
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
April 16, 2014
ARTIST: JENNIFER O’KELLY
May 7, 2014
COOL HAND LUKE
ARTIST: PATRICK HARRIS
May 28, 2014
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN
ARTIST: BEN TOWLE
June 18, 2014
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
ARTIST: LES CAISON
July 9, 2014
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
ARTIST: KATIE CHASTEEN
About a/perture cinema
a/perture cinema is an independent, locally-owned movie theater in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem, screening a mix of independent, foreign, documentary, cult classic, and festival films. a/perture is proud to be a part of the Winston-Salem arts community, and Screen Club is an opportunity to bring together the amazing talent of local artists with a wide variety of beloved films, while celebrating a/perture’s fifth year and the continuing support of its patrons.
With two 80-seat theaters and one 45-seat theater, a/perture has evening screenings seven days a week with additional matinees on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. In addition to the traditional freshly popped popcorn, candy, and Coca-Cola® beverages, a/perture also offers a wide selection of beer and wine, healthy snacks and special treats made by local bakeries. Plenty of parking is available in the surrounding downtown area, both on street and in the Cherry/Marshall parking deck adjacent to the cinema. a/perture brings back the intimate movie-going experience
of yesteryear and serves as a modern, unique alternative to chain cineplexes. For more information, please visit http://www.aperturecinema.com.
To purchase tickets to any of these screenings, visit aperturecinema.com, and keep up with this film series and other current events by “liking” a/perture on Facebook, located at http://www.facebook.com/aperturecinema