Foreign Language Honor Society hosts movie night

Emma Feldman, Contributing Writers

This year, Schreiber’s clubs and honor societies have been scrambling for ways to raise money, now that bake sales are prohibited during the school day.  The Foreign Language Honor Society hosted a movie night on Jan. 9.

“The event was a huge success, and we raised over $175,” said senior and Foreign Language Honor Society president Alyssa Marshak.

In order to promote attendance, officers gave members of the club participation credit for showing up, and if they brought a friend outside of the club, they were given additional credits.  A five-dollar fee covered the cost of admission, and refreshments were available for purchase.

At 5:45 on Friday evening, students walked into the auditorium to await the showing of the Spanish film Casi Casi.  By the time the film began at around 6:15, slightly delayed due to a few minor technical difficulties, the auditorium was filled with 40 students, both members and non-members representing the tenth, eleventh and twelfth grades.  The film was shown in Spanish with English subtitles to aid the students who do not understand Spanish.

This movie event was the first of its kind for any of the clubs and honors societies, but club members expect more to come.

“We wanted a fun and different way to raise money for the club, and everyone loves a good movie,” said junior and board member Lexi Katz.

After that it was just about choosing a date, a movie, and reserving the auditorium for the event.  Students helped procure the movie and sold snacks and refreshments.  The decision to show Casi Casi was made by a group of Schreiber Spanish teachers and Italian teacher and club advisor Ms. Carol Ferrante.

“I thought that the storyline was a little extreme, but the characters were funny and genuine,” said junior Philip Verdirame.  “I really enjoyed watching the over-exaggerated expressions on the actors’ faces, and it was really fun to laugh along with my classmates who also attended the movie night.”

The majority of the students in attendance seemed to have enjoyed the movie.

“The movie was very funny and entertaining,” said Katz.  “It seemed like everyone who came had a great time, and people should expect to hear announcements for another movie night hosted by the Foreign Language Honors Society in the near future.”