When it’s Monday evening and I am wondering what to do, having a look at the cinema club’s program is always a good and affordable option.
Three times a year (approx. October-December, January-March and March-June) a group of passionate students from the University of Geneva select movies which are projected every Monday at 20:00. The selection could be a retrospective of a film director or about a topic. Before every showing, a student of the cinema club’s committee presents an interesting analysis of the movie.
This spring, from April 9th to June 18th, the cycle is sport in the cinema. A perfect way to easily get fit, isn’t? As any occasion is good for working out, there is varied selection in the films’ genre, sport and focus and provide mirrors of society.
The famous boxing “Raging Bull” by Scorsese opens the cycle. Then, the club invite us to run in the latest documentary “Free to run” by Morath and in the ’60s movie “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” by Ridchardson. Football (“Rudi y Cursi”), synchronised swimming (“La naissance des pieuvres”) or surf (“A Scene at the Sea”) are also part of this cinema’s training. A slapstick session with Chaplin and Keaton is also in the program.
The movies are shown at the Auditorium Fondation Arditi, an avant-garde cinema with over three floors, opened in 1957! It’s best to watch the movies on the second floor, and if you have long legs, you will prefer the seats in the front row.