November 2016

You built DMFS; We need you again

We came to you last year at this time and asked you to make a donation to help us grow the film scene in Des Moines. You came through and we delivered.   We promised: A membership program with exclusive benefits We delivered: A membership program with discounts to all DMFS events We promised: Special screenings with visiting filmmakers We delivered: Exclusive premiere screenings and filmmaker Q&As with Sundance Winner Birth of a Nation and Brent Roske's Courting Des Moines We...

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There’s More to Kurosawa Than Samurai Films

Recently, thanks to Turner Classic Movies (and my DVR), along with an assist from the Des Moines Public Library, I was able to view several films by Akira Kurosawa for the first time. Not only is Kurosawa in the group of Japanese directors known as The Big Three (along with Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujirô Ozu) he is, without question, in the international pantheon of the greatest filmmakers of all time. Known primarily for his talent...

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The Rogue One Shuttle Transport

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4=""][/video] Join the DES MOINES FILM SOCIETY as we take a Transport Shuttle (chartered bus) to the Death Star Themed Alamo Drafthouse in Omaha for a screening of ROGUE ONE on Saturday, Dec. 17.   Last year's Tarantino Express bus trip to Chicago was a big success, selling out in under 48 hours. So get your tickets early. Tickets go on-sale to the general public at 10am on Nov. 11.   BUY TICKETS   The Transport will blast off...

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