I love films that inspire discussion, debate, contemplation…films that give you something to chew on. Anyone that has seen A Field in England knows full well that if there’s only one thing that this film clearly provides, it’s a chance for discussion about what the hell it was that you just saw. Outside of that, there’s really not a whole lot to easily grasp, but before I delve into some of that, let’s begin as close as possible to the beginning of the story as we can, shall we?
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Initially, I was asked to do a little story about the history of Drafthouse Films, and considering how many movies they’ve released that I love, I didn’t hesitate for a second. Once The Tribe was announced as a Film Club screening, however, the focus shifted a little to be more on that specific film, with a little bit of past and future sprinkled in. That narrowed down direction is probably a good thing, as the initial story would have primarily consisted of me ranting about how amazing R100 and A Band Called Death are, and how more people should see The Congress. (which, trust me, would have taken up a good chunk of space in that post).
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