Movie lovers are being offered a new club on campus this year.
The Mercyhurst Modern Cinema Club (MMCC) has recently been brought to life by Walker School of Business Professor Kris Gossett and senior Accounting major Dennis Arthur, who is now president of the club.
Gossett, the club’s faculty advisor, wanted to give students the opportunity to engage in discussion about modern films.
“The idea for the club was based on my love for movies; specifically modern cinema,” Gossett said.
The main purpose of the club, according to Gossett, is to discuss aspects of film, including the creation of cinema. The topics of discussion range from direction, acting, score, cinematography, production, design and marketing.
The club also plans to engage in activities outside of discussion.
For the past three weeks, the club has been meeting to focus on activities in which members would be interested in taking part.
Because Gossett attends the movie theater with frequency, the club goes to Cinemark Tinseltown 17 to watch movies every weekend.
Members of MMCC are also planning to throw an Oscar party for the student body this coming February. In addition to the Oscar party, members are hoping to attend to one of the major film festivals in 2015.
The Mercyhurst Modern Cinema Club meets Thursdays in Hirt 209 at 7:30 p.m.
Anyone is welcome to join and bring ideas to the club.