created with only one goal in mind:
film and film appreciation to downtown Frederick on a regular basis.
This isn't to
say that other organizations haven't been doing this. There are
a number of great arts presenters show film periodically and we
intend to compliment these presentations...not compete with them.
The ocean of film out there is not only broad, it's deep...VERY
deep. No TEN organizations could approach covering it all, but we
will do our best.
During our early
stages we're going to focus on underscreened films that may not
have made it to the area when they were first released. This is
generally due to the perception that the audience for these films
would be small. No matter. They're wonderful films and deserve to
be seen the way they were intended...on a large screen...not the
They run the course
from foreign films to documentaries to forgotten classics to so
called "art house" films...that is, films released domestically
but that might not have received the support they deserved during
their initial run.
Once we've established
ourselves -- and we've got you trusting us -- we're going to mix
it up a bit. Experimental films perhaps. Concert films. Theme months.
Double features. Remember, we would never show it if we didn't think
it didn't deserve to be shown. Take a chance and have fun.
Speaking of having
fun, we haven't forgotten that movies are entertainment...they shouldn't
bend the brain ALL the time. So we've got surprises you wouldn't
believe in store. Mini-festivals, multi-genre presentations, even
midnight movies! As we grow we'll be adding other nights of programming
as well as -- possibly --multiple venues!
will be done usually only about twelve weeks ahead...this allows
us to take advantage of new releases quicker and can make some of
our programming very topical or related to current events. The point
is, always check this website for the latest news as to what we're
We hope you come
along with us for the ride. Film is one of the most accessable of
art forms...everyone enjoys a good movie...and do we have good movies!
are we anyway?
Campbell - Director of Programming
is one of the founders of the organization and currently holds the
position of Director of Marketing and Programming. He has been a
member of the Weinberg Center's MovieTime committee for three years,
currently works for the US Department of Energy and is an MBA Candidate
at Hood College.
Chalkley - Executive Director
Walter is also
one of the founders and holds the position of Executive Director.
He has been a member of the Weinberg Center's MovieTime at the Tivoli
committee for five years, holding the position of chairman of that
committee for the last four. He is currently an editor for a regulatory
bulletin and is MA candidate at Frostburg University.
Hans is a producer
and writer for the TV channel Animal Planet, and also teaches
digital film production at the Corcoran College of Art. He holds
two BFAs in Film Production and Cinema Studies.
Pete Iype is
an accountant for a Frederick-area bio-tech company. As a member
of the Virginia Tech Student Union, he was instrumental in bringing
critically acclaimed film and popular concerts to the Blacksburg,
Virginia campus. Pete's strengths are in the operational and technical
aspects of film presentation.
mission is to provide access and exposure to the art of film and
film appreciation to the Frederick community through exhibition
of films and other film-related educational activities. Also, to
stimulate the recognition of the artistic merit of film and to foster
an appreciation of different cultures, cultural artistic styles,
and history through the viewing and discussion of international
and documentary films.