February Meetup: Once

Our February movie selection is the contemporary Irish musical, Once.

A man (Glen Hansard) strikes up a musical partnership with a woman (Markéta Irglová), that turns in to something more, but of course it's complicated.

Created by a first-time filmmaker with non-actors in a highly unconventional format for a musical, Once continues to be a leading example in progressive musicals, not to mention its Academy Award winning music.

As always, dinner will be catered in, so please bring $10 for that as well as a snack or a beverage to share. It's only to attend $5 if you opt out of dinner.

PARKING AND THE ENTRANCE IS TO THE REAR OF THE BUILDING.

Please respect the RSVP as we need an accurate head count for food. If you find later that you can't make it, there is usually a waiting list, so please be kind enough to change you RSVP to make room for someone else and also keep our catering planning accurate. Thanks!


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  • Greg

    Did someone say a song from the film is missing from the soundtrack? I was listening to it again today. I'm pretty sure everything's on there.

    February 16, 2014

    • Sedu

      Say it to me now is the name of the song and its on the soundtrack.

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • Greg

      Yep, Track 13.

      February 17, 2014

  • gloria s.

    great movie, great group of people.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you want to see the movie with Glen Hansard that precedes this one, watch 'The Commitments', 1991.

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Linelle

      Thank you, Tom. Glen is performing at the Hollywood Bowl with Iron and Wine on Sunday, August 10th.

      February 13, 2014

    • Nora M.

      Yes, "The Commitments" is excellent.

      February 16, 2014

  • Linelle

    It was great to see the folks I know, and to meet new people. It was fun to see the movie again. As usual, the discussion was interesting. Thank you, Kristi, for arranging for the food. Great time!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Donna K

    Once again, a fabulous time! I love hearing everyone's responses and insights about the film. Thanks to all, and see you next month!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Roman

    Art on Life rocks!

    February 15, 2014

  • Neil C.

    Still grinning like an idiot...

    2 · February 15, 2014

  • Marcie G.

    So sorry I missed it.. I was not sure I was confirmed .. went to see Monument men at the Arclight cinema ..Any body seen it ? In French a movie is called a flick, and the flick was OK..

    February 15, 2014

  • Krystle

    Have to back out, sorry last minute but I'm on Santa Monica side with family and didn't know 405 N would be such a mess :(

    February 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The 405 is closed! I'll have to catch up next time. Sorry for the late notice!!!

    February 15, 2014

  • ellen

    Sorry, not feeling well today. See you next time.

    February 15, 2014

  • REGINA C.

    Going out of town next week so hope to see you all next month.
    Thanks.

    February 8, 2014

    • David

      Enjoy your trip!

      February 14, 2014

  • Donna

    I will pay the $5 option. :)

    February 11, 2014

    • Jessica W.

      Yay, so glad you are coming!

      February 11, 2014

    • Donna

      Me too!! ;)

      February 13, 2014

  • Donna K

    Thanks for the info! I will pass on dinner this time, but will of course bring a pre-show snack with me. Donna

    February 10, 2014

  • Kristi

    This month will be pizza, wings, pasta and salad, with vegetarian options. And yes, if you eat the food we order, it's 10. But we snack and drink wine and stuff before and during the movie, so bring something for that only if you'd like to.

    February 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just food for one of us, jus' like always!

      February 10, 2014

    • Kristi

      Thanks, Tom. I should have responded to your earlier comment. You are on top of it!

      February 10, 2014

  • Kristi

    And just to clarify my original post, if you are RSVP'd yes, I will count you in for food unless you post otherwise here. You don't have to post a comment to let me know you will be joining us in dinner, but I appreciate your consideration, Ellen!

    February 10, 2014

  • Kristi

    You guys rocked it with the helpful comments last month about whether to include you in food ordering, etc... so, here is your monthly reminder to do just that- please let me know by Friday night if you are coming but not eating, in which case you would just pay 5 instead of 10 for the meetup. Also, if you need to change your rsvp, please do so as soon as possible, but no later than Friday night. There's a long waiting list this month, though, so the sooner the better. Thanks!! Looking forward to this film and discussion :)

    February 10, 2014

    • Donna

      Hi Kristi, like Donna K I am wondering what is being served. If I bring a dessert regardless, do I need to pay $10?

      February 10, 2014

    • Neil C.

      If they don't eath their food, can I have it...? ;)

      February 10, 2014

  • ellen

    Kristi...I plan to be with you all for dinner too.

    February 10, 2014

  • Greg

    No food for me, thanks.

    February 10, 2014

  • Donna K

    I am wondering if there is some way to find out in advance what type of food will be provided. I am definitely coming, but have not decided yet about the meal. Thanks!!

    February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    the usual for us: only one meal :)

    January 25, 2014

  • Jessica W.

    Love this modern take on the musical genre.

    January 24, 2014

  • Sedu

    Great movie and soundtrack!

    January 24, 2014

  • Linelle

    Love this one.

    January 24, 2014

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