AHS Film House (Club)
Mr. Bohac Room N-29
What is AHS Film House?
Through the AHS Film House, students have the opportunity for meaningful engagement with film. A film club, like a reading group, is an intimate and informal gathering where people can encounter ideas, experiences and emotions that may not be everyday topics of discussion but which shape all our lives. Teachers report that the educational and social benefits to the children attending are considerable. 81% state it develops children’s critical reasoning skills, 80 % state it makes children more positive about school and 81% state that it integrates isolated or disengaged children. Students will also recognize what makes a film aesthetically appealing and hopefully get them involved with film classes and local film events. Tampa and Orlando have student film festivals that students can enter.
Running a club is hugely beneficial for both educators and young people, and has been proven to foster social development, as well as improving inter-personal relationships between club leaders and young people. The AHS Film House provides a safe space for young people to grow, flourish and gain confidence as well as creating a sense of unity across age ranges, social classes and ethnicities through a shared appreciation of film. 81% of club leaders state by using film, it has improved young people’s imagination and creativity, and 78% state it has improved their speaking and listening skills, and overall enjoyment of learning. Watching a wide array of film in a regular, communal setting inspires in young people a love of cinema, and a desire and enthusiasm to discover more.
AHS Film Club is usually on Thursdays after school from 2-4-4:30 pm. Students will need to be picked up after club meetings and film presentations are over.