New Meetup: SLEEPER @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, May 30th @ 5-6 pm

From: Jennifer
Sent on: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 1:11 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Los Angeles Film Enthusiasts!

What: SLEEPER @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery, May 30th @ 5-6 pm

When: May 30,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: I am so exciting because Cinespia is going to screen my favorite Woody Allen film on the 30th... SLEEPER! It's hilarious. See info below:

Here's the lowdown on the cemetery. Tickets are $10 and you pay when they open the gates (CASH). If you get there early, there is plenty of street parking on Santa Monica Blvd. If you get there late, you will park in the cemetery, and the fee is $5.

http://www.cinespia.org/howto/

***Note, that if you arrive late, it will be nearly impossible to find us. Moreover, many of these films sell out.

For those of you who have never been, yes, this film screening is in the cemetery. They project the film on the side of a mausoleum. Fear not, the seating area is not amongst the grave stones. Bring your favorite food/drinks and of course, a blanket. LOW BACK chairs are permitted (stadium chairs), but not regular lawn chairs. You can purchase one at Target. Think about it people, how could anyone see the film if you are sitting in a chair?? The film starts at 8:30 pm and the gates open at 7:00 pm. People start lining up at the gate for these films quite early. The closer you are to the gate, the better locations you get for your blanket, and the more time you have to picnic. I will be in line around 5pm, so look for me near the front. For those of you who don't know me, I will have a purple balloon with me. Hopefully several of you will join me early in line, so that we can rush in when the gates open and stake out some good turf. I can't do it alone. If you arrive later and need to find out group... look for my balloon, give me a call at:[masked], and finally, I try to always sit in the center of the screen just a couple rows back from the front. Finally, it's going to get chilly once the sun goes down, so bring a jacket.

Sleeper Summary:

In 1973, health-food store owner Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) enters the hospital for a routine gall bladder operation. When he expires on the operating table, Miles' sister requests permission to cryogenically freeze her brother's body. After 200 years, Miles is unwrapped by a group of scientists and awakens to a "brave new world" of deadening conformity, ruled with an iron fist by a never-seen leader. Miles is forced to flee for his life when the scientists -- actually a group of revolutionary activists -- are overpowered by the leader's police. He eludes the cops by pretending to be an android, and in this guise is sent to work at the home of Luna (Diane Keaton), a composer of greeting cards who thinks that the world of the future is perfect as it stands. There's more, but why spoil your fun? Sleeper is the most visual of Woody Allen's earlier films, and demonstrated a more pronounced rapport between Allen and his off- and onscreen leading lady Diane Keaton than had previously existed. The Dixieland score is performed by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/West-los-Angeles-film-fanatics-group/calendar/10448546/

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