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Cinema’s Finest Entertains Students on Friday Nights

Colin Roedel, Writer

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Events on campus with free snacks are sure to capture any and every college students’ attention, but what about free dinner and a movie? UM-Flint’s very own campus cinema club, “Cinema’s Finest,” offers just that. Cinema’s Finest meets every Friday evening to watch a new movie and discuss its social and artistic importance.  All this, while providing its members and attendees with food and beverages.

“I’m a huge fan of movies: cinema is an art form, and I believe it’s the greatest form of expression,” said Lucine Jarrah, the club’s founder. “The club is really meant to expand the movie knowledge of audiences, to learn about the film process, and the genius behind the work.”

Jarrah, who is a junior at UM-Flint, got the idea to start the club during her freshman orientation. The club aims to offer a welcoming environment, as well as introduce new friendships.

Before the movie starts, members discuss the movie’s director and how their background relates to the film. Afterward, favorite scenes are discussed and any questions students may have are answered.

“Everyone loves movies, and the university has provided me with a platform to open the community to this art form,” said Jarrah.

She quotes famous director Martin Scorsese, “Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.”

Jarrah believes that Cinemas Finest would be of interest to anyone in the community as its repertoire includes international films.

The club meets at 6 p.m in the Kiva located in the University Center every Friday. Anyone interested may contact Jarrah at [email protected]

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