Hello everyone, this is the page where I try to explain how this blog works.

Starting with the title of the blog, A Thursday in a Cinema, it might seem just a random name involving a random day of week but it’s not. See, in my home country, Portugal, thursday is a very important day for cinema. It’s when theaters change the films which they are exhibiting. It’s when the crowd rush to see the new blockbuster. It marks the beginning of a new week, particularly for a moviegoer like me.

Now, assuming you haven’t reached this page by accident, you should have seen the top bar with the several categories. Each category refers to an important component of cinema, with exception of “The Small Screen” category:

Hollywood refers to the blockbusters and American films, in general.

Cannes, home of one the most popular European film festivals, will encompass all the independent and international (in this case, non-American) features.

Sophia is name of the awards presented by the Portuguese Academy of Cinema (APC) and, as the name suggests, these awards regard only Portuguese features. Since I’m Portuguese, I think it would be fair to have a category just for Portuguese films. In that way, I also hope to highlight them for the general public.

Black/White will be the category of the classics. Here you will find every film from masters like Chaplin, Hitchcock, Godard, Tarkovsky, Kurosawa, Bergman, etc.

Amsterdam refers to the International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam (IDFA), arguably the most important documentary film festival in the world. Thus, the latest documentaries will be found here.

Clermont-Ferrand is a French city, responsible for hosting the world’s leading short-film festival: the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. So, short-films.

The Small Screen is the only category which is not related to cinema. Expect TV shows, TV films and everything related to the “small screen”.

That’s all. I hope you enjoy this blog and feel free to comment and suggest ideias!