Lok Virsa’s film club keeps alive classical cinema culture


ISLAMABAD, Aug 19(APP): The initiative of Mandwa Film Club of Lok Virsa is keeping alive the dying culture of classical cinema by screening golden classics on every weekend for fun lovers of twin-cities, said Fauzia Saeed, Executive Director Lok Virsa.
Talking to APP, she said our movie club is focused on creating awareness among young generation about the value of their old cultures as the youngsters keep on looking at their present and future and feel bad about their past. This initiative, she said, will make them proud and positive about their golden past as we screen a Pakistani movie on one weekend and an international classical on the other to give them a comparative view of their classical cinema.
The Lok Virsa screens national and international classical hits on every
weekend and invite audience from all walks of life to entertain them as well
as engage them in cultural programmes, she said.
In some movies screenings, the audience are invited in “Sing along and Dress along” event as joyous activity which relive the memory of cinema culture of 1960s and attiring their apparels according to the theme provide them with feeling of being part of the golden time of film industry and classic cinema culture that was faded away.
The sing along and dress along event encourage the audience to be dressed up in 60s clothing and those who are not dressed up in same way, also enjoy the spirit to join those who made the effort.
Men with narrow ties and pointed shoes and women with puffed up hair
bring back the memories of the such classic cinema going culture, while the event is also an appreciation of beauty in simplicity as there is no killing of thousands, hardly any violence, simple stories, simple humour and fabulous music.
APP/Cdra/mka/ VNS Islamabad