Film Society


Screenings with introductory commentary by film historian Rick Winston will take place on Sundays at 6:30 p.m. preceded by socializing, with complimentary canapés, popcorn and potables, beginning at 5:45 p.m.An informal discussion will follow each film. Tickets for the Sunday programs and memberships in the Chandler Film Society can be obtained at the door. (Anyone unable to afford the price of admission can comfortably request a discount).

Upper Gallery – Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, VT
Doors open for socializing, canapés, popcorn and beverages at 5:45 p.m.
Commentary and Screening at 6:30 p.m.
Q & A and Discussion after the Film

View this season’s film schedule


General admission is $9. Become a Film Society member at $100 per person and get free admission to all films. Anyone who cannot afford the price of admission can comfortably request a discount at the box office. We welcome everyone.


Become a 2016-17 Film Society member by making out a check to Chandler Center for the Arts and sending it to Chandler at 71-73 Main Street, Randolph, VT 05060 (please note “Film Society” somewhere on the check) or paying by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express accepted).  Memberships are $100 per person and include admission for all films plus a $25 tax-deductible gift to Chandler. For more information on membership contact Emily Crosby by email or call her at 802-431-0204.


Sponsor a 2016-2017 film for $200 to help provide the up-front budget Chandler needs to maintain its annual film program. Contact Emily Crosby to find out what films are available to sponsor.


The Chandler Film Society was established in 2010. Its mission is to provide Chandler Center for the Arts with programming that encourages people in Central Vermont to enjoy and understand film as an art form. The Society is a membership organization operating under the authority and guidance of Chandler’s Board of Directors. The public is welcome at all Film Society activities. Since 2010 the Film Society has produced an annual screening and lecture series of significant films. From the beginning Rick Winston has been the curator of the series and has given introductory commentary prior to each screening and led audience discussion afterward. An audience of between 50 and 70 attend each event. The Film Society’s executive board, known as the Key Grips, represents the membership in program development and decision-making affecting the Society, and runs a February fundraising movie party. Present members of the Grips are: David Atkinson, Jonna Goulding, Mark Kelley, Anthony Keller, Curtis Koren, Ed Koren, Marjorie Ryerson, Jeff Tolbert and Jessamyn West. Rick Winston is an Honorary Grip.


Rick Winston grew up in Yonkers, New York, and became hooked watching old films on TV at a young age. He went to Columbia College and University of California, Berkeley, where there were many opportunities to catch up on films while putting off writing English Literature papers. He moved to Vermont in 1970 and shortly afterward founded the Lightning Ridge Film Society, which morphed into the Savoy Theater in 1981. He was one of the founders of the Green Mountain Film Festival and was its Programming Director until 2012. He and his wife Andrea Serota sold the Savoy in 2009, and since then, he has been teaching film at Burlington College and Community College of Vermont, while speaking on film subjects for the Vermont Humanities Council and serving as curator of the film series and seminar leader at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph.