"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out."
– Martin Scorsese
The Carroll Cinema Society (CCS) is a non-profit, student-run organization of John Carroll University in Greater Cleveland. Its mission is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen their appreciation of film and to learn about the art and history of the medium.
To accomplish this, the CCS offers film screenings on campus to expose all sorts of films to students. These are held in the 277-seat Donahue Auditorium of the university's Dolan Science Center (see photograph below) accompanied by a brief introduction by a faculty speaker. All screenings are co-sponsored by the Tim Russert Department of Communication and Theatre Arts.
The repertoire of the CCS includes a mix of classic and contemporary American films as well as British and foreign-language films and animation. Previous screenings included Deny Arcand's "Jesus of Montreal" (1989), Mike Nichols' "The Graduate" (1967), Alfred Hitchcock's "Rear Window" (1954), Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather" (1972), Jason Reitman's "Juno" (2007), and John Hughes' "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986). In addition, we have also collaborated with the JCU Jazz Band on a very successful silent film tribute featuring Charlie Chaplin and Felix the Cat.
The staff of the CCS is as follows:
Dr. James. H. Krukones, Academic Vice President's Office
Dr. Thomas B. Pace, Department of English
Presidents: Megan Lowes, Michael Braun
Secretary: Shannon Doyle
Treasurer: Christina Pintenich
Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center