I pitched the idea to those in attendance last night, and it seemed to be well received, so I will proceed as if it were approved (I’m sure it will be, if/when we get around to it). Â At some point in the not too distant future, I shall welcome the membership into my home for the First Annual (or some other frequency to be determined at a meeting not yet scheduled) Lichtenbergian Film Festival. Â At said film festival, movies shall be presented as submitted by the membership. Â Each member shall (as response to this assignment) submit one film for inclusion. Â The requirements for inclusion are these: 1) Submission by a member in good standing (there’s a can of worms); 2) Submission of “Guidelines for Viewing/Participation” (details to follow); and 3) Provision of media (either I have to own a copy already, or you have to provide one) in standard DVD format.
Guidelines for “Guidelines for Viewing/Participation”
The member submitting the movie for inclusion shall prepare this document (and perhaps post it here for discussion, unless that will undermine in some way the impact, freshness, or other factor within the experience) which should include guidance for how best to appreciate, experience, dissect, or otherwise be involved with the viewing of the film. Â As examples (meant in no way to limit the potential of the guidelines), the member might include questions to ponder, background information, an explanation of why the film was selected, or perhaps a poem or other reading that heighten the experience of consumption of the film. Â There is neither a minimum nor maximum length, but consideration should be given to both the attention span of the reader (we ARE Lichtenbergians, after all) and the impact on the environment should the notes be printed (I included that one for the liberals that comprise the vast majority of our membership. Â Actually, I’m pretty concerned about the environment as well. Â I’m just not sure I buy Al Gore’s version of things. Â I’m sure that will inspire some wise-ass to submit An Inconvenient Truth. Â Oh, well.)
Discuss and submit.