by Elizabeth McBride
A new addition to the clubs at Roberson is the Film Club. Sponsored and hosted by math teacher Elsa Iglesias, the club gives students an opportunity to watch, review and critique movies.
“We first had the idea for the club because a group of my friends and I are movie-buffs. We have had the idea for about a year but it wasn’t until last month that Bryce Albergini and I decided to actually start the club,” junior co-founder of the club Brandon Salazar said.
According to Iglesias, who is a self-proclaimed film-buff herself, the students in the club will pick a movie, watch it the next meeting and then review the movie the following week.
“As of right now we are watching movies and just having a good time,” Salazar said. “We started the club because it was a way for people who love movies to get together, watch movies, and have a great time talking about them.”
Film Club will meet every Wednesday in Iglesias’ room and first-time members will need to pay a $5 club fee.
“Film Club is great because the movies we have talked about are-up-to-date with what is happening in society. It’s a great mirror of today’s culture,” Iglesias said.
Iglesias will supply the majority of the movies, most coming from her collection of over 1,000 titles.
“We have a lot of genres that we can pick from and we choose movies by voting on a selection of movies that people would want to see. As of right now, we are watching The Dark Knight,” Salazar said.
According to Iglesias, the club is a place where students can come together and participate in something that they really enjoy.
“I just enjoy watching movies and doing things like talk about The Oscars. The movies we pick are really good movies, and not junky,” Iglesias said.
The members of the club have expressed their interest in doing a critique that would be available to the school.
“Personally I watch movies a lot because, like a lot of people, I enjoy them. But for me, I enjoy them a little bit too much. I don’t know why,” Salazar said.