26th July 2014: The 256 SHADES Film Club is an initiative by the Department of Mass Communication, Loyola Academy Degree and P G College with an intention to spread the culture of watching cinema and understanding the historical, cultural and artistic significance the medium has had on people across the globe over the years. The film club works with a structure that involves screenings, discussions and critiquing. The primary theme of the club is a retrospective on directors who have had a significant role to play in the evolution of world cinema.
The choice for the retrospective session in the first week was legendary Swedish Director – Ingmar Bergman. The club saw an average attendance of 25 members who were all informed only by word of mouth. We will be publicizing and opening the club to the entire college from the second week. In the first week two of Bergman’s most prominent works – The Seventh Seal (1957) and Persona (1966) were screened along with a documentary titled – Poetry in Motion that explains the experiences that the makers and actors had during the writing and making of Persona.