Like spritzing an email with cologne, blowing kisses at a movie screen is a heartfelt romantic gesture that proves fruitless in attracting movie stars. Experience unrequited love with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one ticketholder-level membership to the FIA Film Society, which grants access to the 2011/2012 Friends of Modern Art (FOMA) film series at the Flint Institute of Arts. Film viewings begin on Friday, September 9, 2011 and run through Sunday, May 20, 2012.
In conjunction with the FOMA Film Series, the FIA Film Society delights cinephiles with weekend showings of independent, international, and classic flicks within the plush confines of the Flint Institute of Art Theatre. A ticketholder membership supplies celluloid fans with 36 transferable tickets to the 2011/2012 series, enabling members to assemble nine barbershop-quartet film nights, 18 movie-dates, or 36 cinema outings with a host of invisible friends. The series treats audiences to a varied roster of talkies, including the Oscar-nominated foreign-language thriller Incendies and American independent flick Bellflower, as well as Thursday-night college-town films featuring more mainstream movies geared toward student bodies. The FIA Theatre’s cozy seating facilitates comfortable staring contests with onscreen heroes, as ears nibble on the sonic buffet that emanates from a state-of-the-art sound system.
Members can use their subscription to the monthly Film Lovers newsletter to keep abreast of film tidings from around the world, and all members get recognition for their contribution in the pages of FIA Magazine and the Annual Report, along with an airplane-written sky thank-you above their childhood elementary school. As an added bonus, Groupon holders who are not members of the FIA receive a free six-month trial of the family museum membership, which affords two adults and two children a half-year of free admission to all exhibits, discounts in the museum shop, and invitations to exhibit openings.
Flint Institute of the Arts
Since 1928, the Flint Institute of the Arts (FIA) has chronicled the cultural history of the city and today continues to influence its rebirth. In that time, the museum has been designated as a National Treasure by the President's Committee on the Arts in 2002 and received the Governor's Award for Arts and Cultural Organization in 2007. As a world-class cultural institution, the FIA draws over 120,000 visitors a year to an array of exhibitions, film screening, lectures, educational outreach programs, and family events that enlighten art lovers and celebrate Flint's diversity. Within the FIA's 150,000 square feet of space, stunning gallleries of over 8,000 objects, including sculptures, paintings, and artifacts, tell the story of Flint's past and future. Its libraries and art school prepare the next generation of artists. The FIA also features a video gallery, a cafe and gift shop, a great hall for large events, and a theater for films and lectures.
1120 E Kearsley St.
Flint, Michigan 48503