Save the Date–Annual Members Meeting, October 21st

Film Forum members! Please join us for the Saratoga Film Forum’s Annual Members Meeting on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, from 6:00–8:45 p.m. We appreciate your support, suggestions, and patronage all year long. October is an especially important month; that is when we elect new people to our Board. At this meeting, you will have a chance to meet the proposed board members and participate in the board elections.

We will also serve a light dinner and refreshments and show a free film: Manakamana (2013). Yes, we are daring to show a documentary at the Members Meetings! This film takes place in Nepal; Mana Kamana means “Heart Wish,” and the film tracks the journey of pilgrims attending an annual festival. Pilgrims used to have to hike the 1,300 meters to the shrine—now there is a cable car.  The filmmaker takes you inside the cable car, intimately filming pilgrims as they come and go, making their Heart Wish.

Manakamana was an Official Selection of the 2013 New York and Toronto Film Festivals. The Village Voice calls it “austerely magical,” and the LA Times calls it “thrillingly mysterious.”
Here is the trailer, which will give you a sense of its whimsical beauty:

Please mark your calendar for this important event. We hope to see you there.

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