Hello! I will not be able to attend the programming meeting, but I have a few suggestions so bear with me. There’s a few films which have received significant critical acclaim that would probably not attract an excessive number of people, but that are probably worth showing. Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled is definitely worth considering as she won Best Director at Cannes for it. Similarly The Killing of a Sacred Deer is directed and co-written by Yorgos Lanthimos (the Lobster!), so most likely quite a “fun” watch. Terrence Malick’s new experiment Song to Song is worth looking into too. On the more obscure side, Julia Ducournau’s Raw is supposed to be a fairly interesting approach to horror.
In terms of commercially successful films, I’d say The Lost City of Z, The Circle (with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks), Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, Pirates of the Caribbeans and Wonder Woman are probably the safest films to show. If they can be obtained on time, probably also the new adaptation of It and Nolan’s Dunkirk.
Classics-wise it would be nice to show some Lynch, considering the recent release of the new Twin Peaks season, Eraserhead in particular would be awesome (the Arts Centre showed Mulholland Drive a few weeks ago, with an incredibly low turnout). I’d like to suggest also the extremely underappreciated After Hours (Scorsese) and Wild Strawberries by Bergman. Or Being John Malkovich. More unconventional even Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain. Although I do think The Shining and 12 Angry Men would be fantastic.