Movie: "The Silence" at Plaza Frontenac Cinema, the 6:40 pm showing. If you arrive late to the event, look for our Meetup signs inside the auditorium. If the ticket booth is closed, you can buy a ticket at the concession stand.
Drinks/discussion after the movie: Starbucks, just north of Schneithorst's
What is the movie about?
On a hot summer day, a bicycle is found in a field of wheat—the exact scene of an unsolved crime committed 23 years ago. Just as before, a 13-year-old girl is missing, bringing back horrific memories to the mother of the first victim and the now-retired investigating officer of that case. Why has the first crime been so exactly replicated, and does it mean that both were committed by the same man, so many years apart? In his strikingly commanding debut feature, Swiss-born Baran bo Odar has crafted a haunting crime thriller with a fascinatingly diverse range of characters, and edge-of-your-seat suspense. The gripping plot, which takes several unexpected turns, deals with grief, obsession and the persistence of guilt.