Angelle Barbazon
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Art House selects ‘fascinating and critically acclaimed’ films

Meet Sara Wakefield, one of the people who helps to select the movies shown at Art House.

Posted on Feb. 5, 2014 at 4:42 p.m.

Thousands of movies are filmed every year around the globe, so how in the world does Art House pick what to show at the downtown Goshen theater?

A couple of weeks ago, I talked with Sara Wakefield, a volunteer on the movie selection committee. She said there is a suggestion box set up at the theater, and moviegoers can write down their recommendations. The movie titles are then entered into a spreadsheet that is reviewed by a committee at Art House.

“For the first couple of months, we wanted to show recent releases from 2013 and some from 2012,” she explained. “We look at reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, IMDB and the New York Times. We try to have a balance of documentaries and comedies versus dramas, so we have a good selection.”

Wakefield tends to like European, Japanese and French films, comedies and understated documentaries. But, she said, the committee members at Art House have diverse tastes in movies.

“We try to get films that are fascinating and critically acclaimed," she said.

What movies – new or old – would you like to see on the big screen? Leave a message.

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