Posts Categorized: The Explorers Club

August 26th: Explorers Club: Stop Making Sense

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Stop Making Sense was the first feature-length documentary effort of filmmaker Jonathan Demme. The director’s subject is Talking Heads, a new-wave/pop-rock group comprised of David Byrne, Chris Franz, Tina Weymouth and Jerry Harrison. The film was made during a three-day concert gig at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. What emerges on screen says as much… Read more »

September 2nd: Explorers Club: The Dog

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An intimate portrait of the vivacious John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino’s character in Dog Day Afternoon. Coming of age in the 1960s, John Wojtowicz took pride in being a pervert. His libido was excessive even by the libertine standards of the era, with multiple wives and lovers, both women and men. In August,… Read more »

September 9th: Explorers Club: A Master Builder

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The artistic triumvirate of Jonathan Demme, André Gregory, and Wallace Shawn update Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder, a modern classic about a successful, egomaniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees, and mistresses – who nonetheless wants to make peace with himself as his life approaches its final act. Working from his… Read more »

October 14th: Explorers Club: A Matter of Life & Death

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A Matter of Life and Death is a romantic fantasy film by the British writing-directing-producing team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Set in England during the Second World War, and starring David Niven, Roger Livesey, Raymond Massey, and Kim Hunter, the film was originally released in the United States under the title Stairway to Heaven, which derived from the film’s most prominent special effect: a broad escalator linking… Read more »

What is the Explorers Club?

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The Explorers Club is a weekly film series presented every Tuesday night at 7 PM by Zinema 2 in collaboration with The Duluth Superior Film Festival. The series is dedicated to the presentation of specialty films that will challenge, inspire and provoke the audience. It is our goal to screen a mixture of Classic films with… Read more »