Gloria (Chile - 2013); Fido first at 6:00 p.m. - please watch the trailer

This looks like the greatest film to come to The Belcourt since Potiche.  Once again, please watch the trailer linked below before you decide not to attend.

Paulina García won the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for her performance as a vivacious, middle-aged divorcée who finds what may be her last chance for love while grooving on the dance floor of the local singles club. Her fragile happiness changes the day she meets Rodolfo. Their intense passion, to which Gloria gives her all, leaves her vacillating between hope and despair—until she uncovers a new strength and realizes that, in her golden years, she can shine brighter than ever. Brilliantly scripted and energized by a keen sense for music, GLORIA slowly captivates the audience. Despite her missteps, Gloria always maintains her dignity—one can't help but cheer her on. Most rewarding is rediscovering along with Gloria that, while couples dancing is nice, there’s nothing quite as liberating and fulfilling as learning to dance on one's own.

Dir. Sebastián Lelio, Chile, 2014, 109 min., R, DCP

Link to Belcourt website and trailer: http://www.belcourt.org/events/gloria.716307

Dinner at Fido first for those interested. I'll be at Fido's at 6:00 p.m. It's across from Boscos and Sam's.

If you have not been to The Belcourt before, you need to get a parking ticket for your vehicle from the machine by the sidewalk or you may be ticketed by security as non-Belcourt attendees using The Belcourt parking lot pay a parking charge. You will need the code for the parking machine. It can be obtained when you buy your ticket on site from the ticket. It is also printed on your ticket if you buy it online.

Derek will be in the lobby seated at a table at 6:55 p.m. until 7:05 p.m. If you don't spot us or arrive later, call or text me at [masked]. I'll come out to the lobby and show you where we are sitting at.

 “Gloria is an endlessly watchable creation—a wonderful example of an actress melting into a role, and a co-writer/director with almost superhuman levels of sensitivity and empathy for his characters.” —Jessica Kiang, indieWIRE

“Sebastián Lelio’s funny, touching, splendidly acted character study shows up Hollywood’s inability to create realistic, compelling roles for middle-aged women...Leilo’s outstanding direction and thoughtfully written screenplay, matched with Garcia’s committed performance, make GLORIA one deceptively effortless, subtly endearing treat.” —Aaron Yap, Flicks.co.nz

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Love the Belcourt and enjoyed the movie. It was my first with the meetup and look forward to more in the future.

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • V. M.

    I also really liked and related to it. I think it's one of those simple movies that sift through slowly, I still have the song in my head LOL

    2 · February 12, 2014

  • Marlee W.

    Derek, Thanks for putting this together. I enjoyed the movie and the company.

    2 · February 12, 2014

  • karen

    I can't get the song "Gloria" to stop playing in my head.

    3 · February 12, 2014

  • Carrie W.

    I enjoyed the movie!!

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great performance by Paulina Garcia.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • karen

    Maybe it relates to my age/ life situations, but I really enjoyed this movie.

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • Derek

    Thanks for coming everyone! Sorry that I didn't get to say goodbye to all of you. I hope you'll join us for another film soon as your schedules allow. I really liked Gloria!

    February 11, 2014

    • karen

      I also really liked it. Thanks, Derek

      1 · February 11, 2014

  • Elizabeth R.

    Be there as soon as I can find a parking spot.

    February 11, 2014

  • Derek

    We are in the back room.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • Marlee W.

    Looking for it to it! I'll be at Fidos.

    February 11, 2014

  • Derek

    I look forward to seeing everyone tonight. Please update your rsvp if you can no longer join us. My cell is[masked] if you don't spot me wearing a light purple shirt with black pants.

    February 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Will meet y'all at Fidos

      February 11, 2014

  • Debbie

    Looking forward to the movie.

    1 · February 11, 2014

  • karen

    Won't be at Fido's, but looking forward to this movie

    February 10, 2014

  • Liz

    Not going to be able to make it work called me and I have to work Tuesday

    February 10, 2014

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