We believe art is a reflection of life and by engaging with cinematic art, we are able to learn more about what movies are specifically telling us about the human condition. Our mission is to share our love for cinema with others, and also educate and inspire one another to look beneath the surface of a movie in ways we might not have done so otherwise.
We are a very diverse group of people, ranging from the casual moviegoer to the passionate cinephile, and anybody in between is welcomed. We get together on the third Saturday evening of each month at a private location to socialize (about 30-45 minutes), watch a movie, then discuss it afterwards over snacks and drinks. Plot, theme, character development, screenwriting, and cinematography are just some of the elements used as starting points for a round table discussion, during which everybody has an equal opportunity to contribute.
In programming our screenings, member suggestions (especially those from regular attendees) are taken into consideration as much as possible. We aim to screen movies that could easily spark an interesting discussion, but are also varied - ranging anywhere from a well known Hollywood blockbuster to an overlooked indie art house. In the past, we have screened movies as different as "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) and "The Prestige" (2006) and directors as different as Alfred Hitchcock and Wes Anderson. No genre is untouched and we do not shy away from challenging or difficult subject matter. A running list of all previously watched movies is available here (visible to members only) and will continue to be updated.
If you enjoy watching movies that make you think, feel, and reflect, then you're in the right place. If you hate it when people talk or use their cell phones during a movie, but can't stop talking and Googling when it's done, then you should be a part of our group.
Attendees are expected to bring snacks and/or drinks (including water and ice, if desired) to share with others. Additionally, a $5 cash donation is strongly suggested for attendees and collected during each month's event. These donations are used only for the following expenditures, and in this order:
• Paying for the cost of running a Meetup site page ($14.99/mo.)
• Quickly addressing equipment/technology issues or accidental damage to location property
• Purchasing paper/plastic tableware, utensils, napkins, cleaning supplies, and any other materials/tools necessary to maintain a clean, tidy, and safe location
• If enough funds are left over - treating attendees to an occasional catered dinner or other type of special event/screening
No additional funds will be saved or spent beyond these expenditures for any reason, as this Meetup is in no way a business or other for profit venture.
In order to sustain a meaningful discussion within a reasonable time frame, our events have an RSVP limit of 25 people. Members should be mindful and respectful to one another and always keep their RSVP status up to date - including on the day of the event, and whether or not the event is at maximum capacity, or the waiting list is short. Attendance is always tracked and marked on the site, and three "Yes" RSVP no-shows within one year will result in removal from the group. Members will receive an email reminder about this after their second no-show, and any exceptional circumstances will be taken into consideration before a removal decision is made.
Site Activity Policy:
With a few exceptions, members who are marked as inactive for over one year on this group's page will be automatically removed from the group. This is not a banning or blocking procedure by any means, and should not be taken offensively. It is simply good housekeeping for the group and its mailing list. If you are still interested in this group after removal for inactivity, please feel free to rejoin at any time.
Site Profile Policy:
Members who join this group must have a profile displaying a real first name or a consistently used nickname/pseudonym. Unidentified members/spammers with nonsensical usernames will be automatically removed and banned from the group and its mailing list.