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German Movie Night

  • Dec 7, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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We will be starting by sharing a pot-luck style dinner, and following with the movie, which will be shown on a 70 inch HDTV with surround sound.  We can have a discussion about the movie afterwards….or we can just shoot some pool and socialize. :)  This will be a casual event in a low-key setting with a smaller group of people.  So if this is your kind of thing, come on over, relax, eat, drink and hang out with old and new friends!

Potluck (5:00)

Plates, utensils, napkins, etc. will be provided.  Some snacks and drinks (beer, soda and bottled water) will also be provided.

Please bring a main/side dish.  And everyone is welcomed to bring their favorite beverages.  Please post what you will bring.  If you're bringing a guest, please have your guest bring a dish also.

Movie (start between 6:30 and 7:00)

Title:  The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006)

Genre:  Drama/Thriller

Language:  German with English subtitles

MPAA Rating:  Rated R for some sexuality/nudity

Synopsis:  In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

IMDB

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0405094/

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FppW5ml4vdw

The address will be emailed the day before the event to those who RSVPed.

There are two cats in the house.  It should be OK, though, even if you're allergic, since the basement (where the TV is) is off-limits to cats at all times.  Plan accordingly (i.e. bring allergy meds) just in case.

Please feel free to park in the driveway as it is big enough for several cars.  There will be ample street parking, too.

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  • Wendy

    Thank you Chanil for hosting this evening. It was a lot of fun and your beautiful home was a perfect setting for the movie night.

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed the company and the film! Thanks for hosting us, Chanil. We didn't discuss this, but I was thinking how when Hempf was speaking with Dreyman early in the film he remarked about how Dreyman kept writing plays about how people change and that in reality they never do, yet Wiesler certainly did, and that made all the difference, even though it couldn't save Christa-Maria.

    December 8, 2013

    • Chanil

      ...and if so, it sure is a very scary thought, indeed.

      December 8, 2013

    • Dorothea

      yes, he always had a good heart. That was his job to spy on people but this time he got personally attached into their lives. It was right before the wall came down .

      December 8, 2013

  • Chanil

    Thanks Jennifer for allowing me to host this event and to everyone for coming! It was a lot of fun sharing good food and conversation!

    December 8, 2013

  • Jennifer Z

    Great movie choice Chanil! Thanks for hosting another wonderful movie night! And thanks to everyone for coming and sharing great conversation. :)

    December 8, 2013

  • Chari-Lynn

    I will bring a brownie dessert (not gluten free).

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Food sounds good...anyone bringing dessert?

    December 6, 2013

    • Chanil

      I will have ice cream.

      December 6, 2013

    • Chanil

      You can bring a dessert if you want especially if it's something that goes with ice cream. I have French Vanilla and Butter Pecan.

      December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I apologize for cancelling my reservation so close to the event. I will be helping a neighbor with another party.

    December 6, 2013

    • Chanil

      No worries!

      December 6, 2013

  • Chanil

    I just emailed my address to everyone on the RSVP list. If you have not received it, please post a message here. Please make sure to check your junk mail box first. Thanks!

    December 6, 2013

  • Chanil

    If your plans have changed please update your RSVP accordingly...there are people on the waiting list. Thanks!

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Warm comfort food sounds good today! I'm still trying to think of what I want to bring.

    December 5, 2013

  • Antonia

    I'm driving from Denver and will be happy to carpool. :^)

    November 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm coming from Denver, too, Antonia, so ping me if you want to carpool, and we can work out the details 'offline'. I see Joy wants to carpool, too...the more the merrier.

      December 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring veggie sambusas (Ethiopian samosas).

    December 3, 2013

  • Mikelyn

    I'll bring warm comfort food, probably Butternut Squash Lasagne or warm German Potato Salad.

    December 3, 2013

  • Chari-Lynn

    Yay! Thank you!

    December 3, 2013

  • Jennifer Z

    I'll bring chicken curry with rice... definitely not German... :)

    December 2, 2013

  • Wendy

    I will plan to bring a salad. Looking forward to it!

    December 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I look forward to meeting new friends. I've heard the movie is good.

    December 2, 2013

  • Chanil

    OK everyone, time to start posting what you will bring, if you can! Who knows, we may get 12 desserts and 3 side dishes if no one other than Antonia posts, right? I personally wouldn't mind that, but would you? ;)

    November 30, 2013

  • Antonia

    I'll bring homemade guacamole and chips. Looking forward! i've seen the film, but it's certainly worth a second viewing.

    November 25, 2013

  • Sabine Exner S.

    One of my favorite German movies (have lived thru that period
    myself), very well done, would love to join and discuss, but
    will be 'dancing' someplace else..........Enjoy.

    November 20, 2013

  • Daniela C.

    Too far of a drive :(

    November 20, 2013

    • Chanil

      You can carpool with someone. :)

      November 20, 2013

  • Dorothea

    awww.....den Film have ich gerade gesehen. Sehr interessant! :0)

    November 20, 2013

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