Rules

Rotation

The turn of who adds movies into the rotation will follow the order below. If a person’s turn comes up but they can’t submit movies for some reason, the turn will skip to the next person in the order. The person whose turn was skipped will get another chance when the order finishes, but if they miss their turn again, the order will start over.

  1. James
  2. Justin
  3. Paul
  4. Jarrod
  5. John
  6. Mark

Selection

The person whose turn it is to choose will select three films to add to the rotation. There is no strict criteria on what kinds of films should be selected, but there are some casual suggestions: an older film, a newer film, and an obscure film. No duplicates.

Voting

About two weeks before the next scheduled screening, the list of nine films (the six survivors of the previous vote, and the three new ones) will be posted online. Each poster links to its film’s trailer. Members who plan to join the screening vote by distributing scores to each of the nine films, in order of most preferred (9) down to least preferred (1). Voting is available for about one week.

Elimination

When voting is closed, the scores are tallied. The film with the highest score will be watched at the next screening. The winner, as well as the two films with the lowest scores, will be removed from rotation. The six survivors will be included in the next screening’s list of contenders.

Ties

In the event of any ties, a coin will be flipped or a die will be rolled or some other randomizing method will be used. Heads on the coin, or higher numbers on the dice, will favor the film(s) closer to the start of the alphabet.

Tenth

The choices for every tenth screening will automatically consist of the previous nine winners. Normal conditions will resume with the next screening.

Contenders for the Tenth Screening