September 2018 - RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE

On Sunday, September 16th, Cinema Club screened RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE, courtesy of the filmmakers.

RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE is currently on the festival circuit and playing regular engagements in select markets.

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July 2018 - WE THE ANIMALS

On Sunday, July 15th, Cinema Club screened WE THE ANIMALS, courtesy of The Orchard.

WE THE ANIMALS is currently on the festival circuit and will enter its theatrical release window on August 17th, 2018.

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June 2018 - CUSTODY

On Sunday, June 17th, Cinema Club screened CUSTODY, courtesy of Kino Lorber.

CUSTODY is currently on the festival circuit and will enter its theatrical release window on June 29th, 2018.

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Xavier Legrand Interview

On Sunday, June 17th, Cinema Club screened CUSTODY, courtesy of Kino Lorber.

Though director Xavier Legrand was unable to travel to our event or participate in a phone interview, he graciously fielded questions via email.

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May 2018 - AMERICAN ANIMALS

On Sunday, March 20th, Cinema Club screened AMERICAN ANIMALS, courtesy of The Orchard.

AMERICAN ANIMALS is currently on the festival circuit and will enter its theatrical release window on June 1st, 2018.

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February 2018 - OUTSIDE IN

On Sunday, February 25th, Cinema Club screened OUTSIDE IN, courtesy of The Orchard.

OUTSIDE IN is currently on the festival circuit and will enter its theatrical release window in late March, 2018.

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October 2017 - WESTERN

On Sunday, October 15th, Cinema Club screened WESTERN, courtesy of Cinema Guild.

WESTERN is currently on the festival circuit and will enter its theatrical release window in late February, 2018.

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September 2017 - LANE 1974

On Sunday, September 10th, Cinema Club screened LANE 1974, courtesy of director SJ Chiro.

LANE 1974 is available on demand September 26th.

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July 2017 - THE TRIP TO SPAIN

Moore of the same

On Sunday, July 16th, Cinema Club screened THE TRIP TO SPAIN, courtesy of IFC.

THE TRIP TO SPAIN opens at Camera 3 on August 25th.

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June 2017 - ALL THE RAGE

On Sunday, June 11th, Cinema Club screened ALL THE RAGE, courtesy of Michael Galinsky.

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May 2017 - THE HERO

Low Noon

On Sunday, May 21st, Cinema Club screened THE HERO, courtesy of The Orchard.

THE HERO opens in the Bay Area on June 23rd.

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April 2017 - RADIO DREAMS

Waiting for Metallica

On Sunday, April 23rd, Cinema Club screened RADIO DREAMS, courtesy of Matson Films.

RADIO DREAMS opens at the Roxie in San Francisco on May 19th.

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March 2017 - THEIR FINEST

Ladies first

On Sunday, March 19th, Cinema Club screened THEIR FINEST, courtesy of STX Entertainment.

THEIR FINEST opens on April 7th in select markets.

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February 2017 - ALL NIGHTER

Hashtag Do-able

On Sunday, February 19th, Cinema Club screened ALL NIGHTER, courtesy of Good Deed Entertainment, starring J.K. Simmons, Emile Hirsch, Taran Killam, Xosha Roquemore, Kristen Schaal, directed by Gavin Wiesen.

ALL NIGHTER opens on March 17th in select cities and hits VOD on March 24th.

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Our 2018 Season

Dates and details

Cinema Club's 2018 season includes the following six dates:

May 20
June 17
July 15
September 16
October 21
November 18

Cinema Club events usually take place on the third Sunday of every month, with a hiatus in August and December. We accept new members at any point in the season. Simply click “join” below and fill out the form. The dues are calculated pro rata in proportion to the number of events remaining in the season.

About Cinema Club

Secret movies with 400 friends

Cinema Club started at Camera Cinemas in 1996, utilizing venues in San Jose, Campbell and Los Gatos. The Club was founded by Ken Karn and taken over a few years later by Tim Sika, who served as the executive director and programmer until 2017. Several members have remained active since the inaugural season and fondly recall seeing SLING BLADE as an advance Cinema Club screening. Perhaps even more memorable during those early days of Club was Jessica Yu passing around her Oscar for several hundred people to fondle.

The Club is best described as a year-round film festival unfolding in slow motion, given that screenings occur once a month on Sundays, the films are always shown in advance of their release, and filmmakers frequently participate in Q&As, whether in person or phoning in.

Cinema Club operates like a secret society, but membership is open to all. Club dues offset ongoing operational costs, such as venue rental, film booking and shipping fees, and travel expenses for filmmakers and talent.

In order to accommodate hundreds of eager, loyal members, the Club offers a morning screening and an afternoon screening for each monthly meeting.

The movies selected for Club meetings are never announced in advance, so every experience is a surprise.

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Meet The Programming Team

Buy one, get one free

The Cinema Club screening series is programmed and emceed by Alejandro Adams and Sara Vizcarrondo.

Sara earned degrees in film from Sarah Lawrence and UCLA, and has spent a decade teaching film studies at various Bay Area institutions. She has previously held such distinguished positions as assignments editor at BoxOffice Magazine and release calendar editor at Rotten Tomatoes.

Alejandro's hard-scrabble approach to independent filmmaking has earned him accolades in publications such as Variety and Village Voice. Most recently he was featured in the New York Times as his four feature films landed on Amazon Prime video. He teaches less often than Sara but enjoys it more.

Together Sara and Alejandro are famous for their warmth and enthusiasm. Separately they are famous for their insomnia and love of tiny dogs.