Shepherdstown Film Society
Welcome to the site of the Shepherdstown Film Society, now part of the Shepherd University Lifelong Learning Program in partnership with the Scarborough Society of Shepherd University. This partnership allows the Shepherdstown Film Society the financial support to maintain its commitment to show free films for Shepherd University students, faculty and the Shepherdstown community. For more information about the Scarborough Society or to become a member, visit their website at https://shepherduniversityfoundation.org/scarborough-society/
All films are shown on Fridays at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History & Education auditorium unless otherwise announced. Admission is free and following each film, a discussion will incur. We hope you will join us for upcoming film screenings.
January 20 – “Chico & Rita” (2010) This film was nominated for the 2012 Oscar for best animated feature. Set in Cuba in 1948, Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey – in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero – brings heartache and torment. Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, & Fernando Trueba Reception at 6:00 p.m. prior to the screening of this film.
February 10 — “The Father” (2020) A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality. Director: Florian Zeller
March 3 –“You Can Count on Me” (2010) A single mother’s life is thrown into turmoil after her struggling, rarely seen younger brother returns to town. Director: Kenneth Lonergan
April 21 – “The Last Waltz” (2002) After seventeen years on the road, The Band holds a farewell concert. Guest performers include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Eric Clapton among others. Directed by Martin Scorsese