Having your lunch break at the Cinémathèque? .. a way to change your ideas, distract and get some inspiration.
If you have just arrived in Luxembourg you may not know the Cinémathèque, a charming cinéma in the Place de Théâtre. Once you enter this unconventional place you have the feeling of going back in time when televisions, home cinemas, ipads, smartphones, social networks did not exist.
The particularly cosy atmosphere predispose your mind to be open to the discovery of the unknown. You take off your jacket, you gently « slide » into the confortable red velvet armchairs and you wait for the movie. It may be an old masterpiece restored, a treasure hidden in the archives that come into light again !
The Cinémathèque, founded in 1977, aims to » preserve and show » (quote. Bertemes, Cinémathèque curator).
Behind the curtains a good staff of people work constantly at cataloguing, analyzing the state of the prints in terms of their organic status to preserve the archive. The richness of the archives is mirrored in the program that varies and proposes different genres. In this cinema you have an unique opportunity, in Luxembourg, to watch movies that are not available on the commercial network, cycles dedicated to foreign movies, or retrospectives on specific directors.
Despite its small size the Cinémathèque welcomes more and less 40.000 spectators per year.
With the aim to invite new Luxembourgish residents to discover this cinéma, almost a small museum, the JAA Club and the City of Luxembourg organise meet-up meetings at the Cinémathèque at lunch time.
Next Friday the 9th of February at 12.00 p.m., we are going to watch a Buster Keaton Movie called: SHERLOCK JR « a true pearl of silent cinema, very funny and poetic » according to Nicole Dahlen of the Cinémathèque.
The film projected is a 35mm copy belongs to the Cinémathèque collection.
After the projection a small animation about non-verbal communication related to the movie will be conducted by JAA Club ambassadors.
Drinks and refreshments will follow the projection.
The event is free but registration is required: click here to register.