"I just would like to foster a small community where people actually get together and talk about art films," Gawthorp said.
How does Gawthorp define an art film? One that pushes boundaries of movie expectations and is outside today's commercial films, he said.
For instance, May's feature was "The Man Without A Past" (2002) the second part of writer and
director Aki Kaurismaki's "Finland" trilogy, according to The Cafe Film Society's Facebook page.
The story revolves around a man who arrives in Helsinki and becomes amnesiac following a severe beating.
June's feature was "The Night of the Hunter" (1955) starring Robert Mitchum and Shelly
Winters. Plot: a religious fanatic marries a gullible widow. Her kids clam up regarding whereabouts of the $10,000 their father stole and hid, according to the society's Facebook page.
(Gawthorp is pictured with Kacie Wadycki, the owner of Krema).