Arrive time: 6pm
Get tickets for 6:10pm showing
Directed by Stefan Ruzowitsky
Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Martin Brambach, August Zirner
Rating: R / In German with English subtitles
THE COUNTERFEITERS is the fascinating, complex and psychologically revealing true story of the world’s largest counterfeit operation set-up in 1936 in Nazi Germany. When the mischievous Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch, known for his life of booze, gambling and women, is arrested and thrown into a Jewish concentration camp, he is asked to head up an illegal scheme to produce fake foreign currency. [This film WON the Oscar for Best Foreign film]
Note about the Village East, it's the cinema on "2nd ave" and 12th as opposed to the Village VII which is on "3rd ave" and 12th. Don't get lost (even though somehow I always do).
One BIG NOTE: Don't RSVP just because 20 other people have RSVP'd, only RSVP if you would like to SEE this movie with possibly 4 or 5 other people, because chances are that's how many folks will actually show up.
The MeetUp site gives people the opportunity to RSVP for dozens of events happening the same night/same time and many people take the opportunity to do just that, even at the expense of the meetups they "no-show" for. I never want to hear the words "is this all the people that showed up?" again. You've now been officially warned. I cannot enforce attendance. So if you're coming in all the way from New Jersey because some groovy looking guy/gal clicked YES, you're coming for the wrong reasons.
And if you are coming from far away, be advised that there may be "fee-free" parking on the sidestreets if you look around the neighborhood.
The lobby of the Village East is fairly large AFTER you pass the ticket taker, so walk into the concession stand area to find me. I will have the MeetUp sign and wear the black ballcap with Tribeca Film Festival in white letters on it.
If you decide to hang back and wait for someone else to greet me, then you may be waiting awhile since everybody else will probably doing the same exact thing. Please makes contact on sight, I may need you to grab some seats or hold the meetup sign while I use the rest room.
Note to latecomers, I will only be in the lobby until 6pm so that I can secure seats inside the theater for the 6:10 show.
My recommendation: Buy your tickets in advance & get there early. If neither of those things happens on the day, then it's "on you" to find the group or me (the guy with the black hat in a potentially darkened theater). There's always the chance you can find us afterwards at Veselka's (2nd ave. & 9th st), a nearby restaurant that the group (if one materializes) may go to after the movie. Again, try to find the guy in the black ballcap inside.
As you can tell, I have tried to cover every worst case scenario you might encounter. This group has not met in over 6 months so the only person that I'm positive will attend is ME.
Lastly, here's a link for online ticketing: Fandango
Veselks's (afterchat place)
The boxoffice faces the street and self-serve ticketing machines (for credit-card holders) and will-call pick-ups are inside the doors to the left.