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Encyclopedia > Olympia Film Society

Olympia Film Society (OFS) is a nonprofit arts organization in Olympia, Washington that shows independent, international and classic film year-round, offers special live performances, and produces the Olympia Film Festival. OFS welcomes its members and non-member patrons to the Capitol Theater. A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... An organisation (or organization — see spelling differences) is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals, which controls its own performance, and which has a boundary separating it from its environment. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... Live television refers to television broadcasts of events or performances as they are happening, or on a delay of several seconds, rather than from video recordings or film. ... Membership can refer to: Set membership - comprising part of a set in mathematics Social group membership - in sociology, the process of socialisation aims/results in achieving membership of a social group This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... The Capitol Theater, at 206 East Fifth Avenue in downtown Olympia, Washington, was built in 1924. ...

Marked by steady growth in members, volunteers, and regular film screenings, OFS grew from a handful of film lovers chipping in to rent films once a month to an organization with over 1500 members. Growth can mean increase in spatial number or complexity for concrete entities in time or increase in some other dimension for abstract or hard-to-measure entities. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Screening, in general, is the investigation of a great number of something (for instance, people) looking for those with a particular problem or feature. ... Look up Month in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

OFS Philosophy

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As a medium of art and entertainment, film has roots in both the past and Present, and the insights of contemporary audience. We are cinephiles from the South Puget Sound area, interested in expanding our engagement with film and in developing our insights into filmmaking and filmmakers. We have therefore joined together, forming the Olympia Film Society, to extend and share our understanding and enjoyment of the cinematic arts. Our mission is to enhance film appreciation within the community by promoting alternative films and by aiding and encouraging the development of allied arts. This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... The past is the portion of the timeline that has already occurred; it is the opposite of the future. ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... An audience is a group of people who participate in an experience or encounter a work of art, literature, theatre, music or academics in any medium. ... Cinephile is a trip-hop band famous for the song What Becomes of Us, which was played during an episode of CSI. Other standout songs include Comatose and Urban Angel. ... Puget Sound For the university in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... Fiance and Fiancee redirect here. ... Look up Insight in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A film being made in Warsaw, Bracka street Filmmaking is the process of making a film. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Look up understanding in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about an emotion. ... Look up mission statement in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A community is a social group of organisms sharing an environment, normally with shared interests. ...

OFS Goals

  • To enrich the cultural resources of the South Puget Sound area by broadening access to film;
  • To encourage a deeper understanding of the film medium among ourselves and in the broader community;
  • To facilitate diverse avenues of engagement with filmmakers and filmmaking, reflecting the diverse interests of the membership;
  • To maintain high standards of participatory decision-making and fiscal accountability in keeping with the cooperative nature of our association, and our status as a nonprofit cultural and educational corporation;
  • To promote the spirit of an active volunteer society among the membership; and
  • To unite and educate by enlisting the power of film and the allied arts to illuminate the intricacies of diverse cultures, the natural world and the human condition.

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  • 1980: OFS forms when a dozen people gather to at the old Washington School on Legion Way to watch the first show, “The 39 Steps” and “Foreign Correspondent,” a double-feature tribute to Alfred Hitchcock.
  • 1981: OFS moves to Capitol City Studios and purchases 16-millimeter projector.
  • 1984: The Olympia Film Festival is born, taking place at the State Theater. OFS membership jumps from 60 to 600.
  • 1986: OFS starts showing films at the Capitol Theater, built in 1924. To accompany the silent classic “Pandora’s Box,” Tim Brock conducts the Olympia Chamber Orchestra’s world premiere of his original score.
  • 1988: OFS takes on its first major capital expenditure to buy a new 35-millimeter projection system.
  • August 2007: OFS fires Operations Manager Jeffrey Bartone, 21 year veteran of the film society. Questions about the validity of the process cause the majority of the volunteer projectionists, as well as many others, to walk out.
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