he Groton Film Society, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) (tax-exempt) not-for-profit, membership-supported corporation. Our aim is to contribute an additional cultural offering to the growing vibrancy of our town. The GFS strives to show high-quality independent films that have compelling themes, and that are not typically shown in area theaters. We mount one screening per month at various venues in Groton, MA — most events in 2008 took place at Lawrence Academy’s Performing Arts Center. Screenings are followed, when possible, by guest speakers who may be involved with the subject of the film or with the independent film industry. On a typical evening we will hold a reception with hors d’oevres, perhaps from a local caterer; dessert and coffee are served following the film and discussion. We usually organize a “Behind the Screen” circle discussion of the film.
All of the above features are free to members of GFS. One-day memberships are available at the door for interested parties.
The core members of the group that has established the GFS and oversees its day-to-day operations are as follows. A number of others attended one or more meetings and offered us information and advice.