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The Kalamazoo Film Society is sponsoring five films at Celebration Cinemas this month, which is a big change from the restrictions of the last year. President Dhera Strauss and member Madeline Cimini talked with Cara Lieurance about the different films - Nomadland, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Land, and The World To Come -  and gave a reminder that the KFS is offering a $1000 grant for regional filmmakers who apply by May 1. 


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At 7 pm on Thursday, Jan 21, the Kalamazoo Film Society will host an online Virtual Lobby Discussion about the new film One Night In Miami, directed by Regina King. The first film by a Black American female director to premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it is a fictionalized version of a true event: the night in 1964 when Muhammed Ali (then Cassius Clay) celebrated his new boxing title with three close friends: football star Jim Brown, singer Sam Cook, and activist Malcolm X. Kalamazoo Film Society president Dhera Strauss and member Madeline Cimini joined Cara Lieurance for a preview.


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The Kalamazoo Film Society is offering another "Virtual Lobby Discussion" for film fans to discuss what they liked and didn't like about a newly released film. At 7 pm on Wednesday, Dec 16 via Zoom, the film of choice is Mank.  


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Starting Friday, Nov 13 at Celebration Cinemas in Portage, the Kalamazoo Film Society is sponsoring two new releases: "Ammonite," directed by Francis Lee, and "The Climb," directed by Michael Angelo Covino. KFS president Dhera Strauss and member Madeline Cimini introduce the films in a conversation with Cara Lieurance.


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Celebration Cinemas in Portage, which partners with the Kalamazoo Film Society, re-opened on Oct 16. KFS president Dhera Strauss and member Madeline Cimini talked to Cara Lieurance about what it felt like to return to the theater, and to discuss the two films the Society is currently sponsoring: Sophia Coppola's On The Rocks, and Aaron Sorkin's The Trial Of The Chicago Seven.


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