Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Center arranged the inaugural session of their new venture The Cinemates on Saturday, as a brand new platform for the movie lovers in the capital.
The inaugural session of this venture saw the screening of The Shawshank Redemption, which is widely considered as one of the best movies ever made and the number-one film on IMDb's user-generated Top 250 list since 2008.
After the screening of the film based directed by Frank Darabont based on a novella by Stephen King, film reviewer, writer, and actor Syed Nazmus Sakib, the session’s guest speaker, explained some interesting viewpoints from the analysis of the movie to the audiences. The engaged audiences also shared their individual stories of struggle, inspired from the film.
Convenor of the event and EMK’s Education USA Advisor Md Razoun Siddiky Tohin exclusively talked to UNB explaining the initiative, and informed that the upcoming editions of The Cinemates will screen more films and offer discussion platform for the audiences.
“A lot of cinema enthusiasts in our Dhaka city are engaged in film discussions on social media platforms or in personal gatherings, but we do not have sufficient number of needed platforms for common people to talk about films, books and music in public. That lacking eventually inspired us, the EMK Center- and we are happy to start this platform with this wonderful movie for the enthusiasts.”
The monthly event will also arrange similar discussions on books and music in its following sessions, he further informed UNB.