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Notes on a Scandal, Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench (2006,UK,92 min); Private theater

  • Jan 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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"If you want to see explosive acting, watch Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett ignite this film"--Rolling Stone.

"There are moments of tension to make you crawl up the back of your seat....

You'll want to take a shower after "Notes on a Scandal," but you'll be glad you got dirty"--

Boston Globe.

"Sexy, aspirational, and post-politically incorrect"-- LA Times.

Nominated for several awards, including Oscars, Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild for Best Actress (Judi Dench), Supporting Actress (Cate Blanchett), and praised for its screenplay.

 "Notes on a Scandal" is an intensely involving film that focuses on the increasingly obsessive feelings and unpredictable actions that a seemingly proper, lonely, older teacher, Barbara (Dench) has for her younger colleague, Sheba (Blanchett) after she learns of Sheba's affair with a teenage student.

Why do these women's lives become entangled? 

Oscar nominated score by acclaimed composer Philip Glass; nominated for Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Meeting Place: both the building and theater are wheelchair accessible:

We are going to meet in new private theater

downtown to which Jane has access (seats up to about 15, projector, stadium style seating).


Parking is available across the street in the Main Public Library parking lot on 6th Ave No., a half block down from intersection of 6Th & Church.
Parking also might be available on 5th or 6th but the library is a sure thing!

*****Anyone taking MTA , to come downtown, take #7; it stops at Church & 9th Ave. No. (after Lifeway announcement) or main station about 3 short blocks away; and going home, the #7 stops about 2 blocks up on 6th Ave. No. The #3 also stops at the main station if you are coming downtown; and right across the street on 6th Ave. going back towards West End. *****

Jane will be in the lobby to greet you or you can buzz the concierge. Her cell number is [masked] in case you need directions.

***Coffee and conversation in the very cozy lounge before the movie.****

Derek's Additional Directions:

  If this will be your first visit, the most important thing is plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space (I recommend the library too) and find the building.  Also, print these directions or be able to access them from your phone.

The Private Theater is in The Cumberland at 555 Church Street at the corner of 6th and Church.  On the other corner of 6th and Church on the same side of the street is the Nashville Public Library.  On the other side of The Cumberland is a UPS Store, then Quizno's Subs, then McKendree United Methodist Church at 523 Church.  Subway is directly across the street from The Cumberland facing it.

You go through 2 sets of double doors when entering The Cumberland.   The 2nd set of double doors is straight ahead.  You can Press 6# for the Concierge Desk for either set of doors that are usually locked.

 After going through the 2nd set of double doors, walk straight ahead until you can't walk further.  You will pass the Club room/lounge on your right where everyone may be if you arrive early enough.

  If you don't see them, then turn to your left where the hall dead ends at the[masked] sign.  Then, at the Storage Room door sign - go to your right.  You will pass the exercise room.  You'll see the Media Center door straight ahead.  That's it.  Go through that door and then you'll go through another door that says Media Center.  There are also restrooms there.  Again, print these directions or be able to access them if you are going for the first time.  Thanks and have a great time!

You'll want to take a shower after "Notes on a Scandal," but you'll be glad you got dirty.

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  • jane d.

    Very intriguing on the color symbolism--very applicable to the characters and the mentalities they act on.

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Pamela

    Interesting observation Barbara, we also talked about the movie on the way home and realized age was a theme with all the characters. (The discussion about the movie ended after everyone dispersed, but great suggestion) We could of talked about this flick for hours so,so many layers.

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Barbara L.

    New thought: One of our strongest lines of discussion last night was who was the worst offender: Barbara or Sheba. I was just reading about the film on Wikipedia and noticed that the cover picture for the DVD shows Sheba's face in yellow and Barbara's face in red. Yellow means slow down and red means stop... yellow progresses to red. Do you think that's a subliminal message about how the filmmakers viewed their offenses?

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Barbara L.

    I think we could have continued discussing the movie for another hour. Maybe next time we could move the discussion back to the lounge if our time in the theater is up? (Or maybe you guys did this after I left!)

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    Great movie, enjoyed everyone there, Thank you for a wonderful evening, Jane.

    1 · January 12, 2013

  • Kevin

    Enjoyed the movie and discussion.

    January 11, 2013

  • Pamela

    Enjoyable movie, enjoyable company, and thoughtful conversation.
    Thank-you Jane....

    1 · January 11, 2013

  • jane d.

    Great performances, script, very thought-provoking. Very enjoyable discussion afterwards!

    1 · January 11, 2013

  • Barbara L.

    Fantastic movie that generated lots of post-movie conversation! Great mix of folks (and snacks)! Special thanks to Jane for organizing and running the event.

    1 · January 11, 2013

  • Pamela

    Bringing my sister, she can't wait!

    January 7, 2013

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