Snow Piercer / Cedar Lee / Cafe Tandoor

We may get a different crowd as this is partly science fiction, but it is directed by a Bong Joon-ho who is moving over to American films but hasn't been spoiled by mediocre movie syndrome, at least not yet.  His film "Mother" was a great Korean film of intrigue Korean a few years back.

So why not get out of the sun for a couple of hours to enjoy a great film:

Note: we are planning this at the Cedar Lee contingent on movie times.  If this changes, I will let keep you updated.

4:15  MOVIE

Meet us in the lobby about 5 minutes for the movie starts.  If you can't find us, not a problem.  We will catch you afterwards.


Cafe Tandoor has great Indian food, they are quick and will allow us to dissect the movie in some detail.  It is a 10-15 minute walk from the theater (which I plan to do) or just get in your car, head  left / east on Cedar and take a left on Taylor (a block north of Melt). 

Tips for improving your restaurant experience:

• Print a map or enter the address in your GPS ahead of time.

• Bring CASH to pay for your meal.

• When you arrive, ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.


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In this sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host, Mother), a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet. The final survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster


"The best action film of 2014, and probably the best film, period."



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CEDAR LEE 2163 Lee Road. Cleveland Heights

Parking: Paid Parking is now 24 X 7, so bring quarters. Credit cards work in the garage. The back half of the parking lot is only 25 cents for 60 minutes.  A free parking lot is on Edgewood road, one block west of Lee road at Cedar.

CAPITOL THEATER 1390 W. 65th St. Cleveland (216) 651-7295.

Parking: A free parking lot is next to the theater.

CINEMATHEQUE Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd.

Parking: They have a free parking lot.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Films , 11150 East Blvd.

Parking: They have an attendant parking garage. There is also street parking.

CLEVELAND FILM SOCIETY. Hosts the Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City.

Parking at Tower City: Free validated parking with movie.


In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.

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  • George

    IMHO, I feel about "Snowpiercer" very much as I did about "Avatar" and "Gravity." The effects are amazing (not as amazing as those, perhaps) but, as a complete film, I found it greatly lacking. Other than those effects and Tilda Swinton's delicious performance, everything was quite mediocre. The world is dead and a group of men (and token women) are on a mission of good versus evil once again. For all the hype, I was very disappointed.

    1 · July 7

  • Morgan

    I liked it. I think it straddled the line between "a detailed world to be taken literally" and "Brazil", and I would have liked it more if it had tipped one way or the other. (I would have also like it to be more character-driven, but I almost think that could have been done just by moving some of the character-building to the beginning; it opened with a generic good vs. evil story and generic characters, who did get fleshed out, but only much later.)

    July 7

  • Jims

    The more i think of it, it does stay with me. If you forget all the inconsistencies and the less than stellar characterizations, it does linger a bit, so there is more to it than originally thought. It raised for me a lot of questions, as I think it did for others

    July 7

  • Susan W.

    I have developed a summer cold and need to pass. Everyone enjoy!

    July 6

  • George

    I, too, am very glad we're seeing the film Bong intended but, from everything I've read, I don't think the limited release was retaliation. I think it was purely a business decision. Weinstein didn't think it would do well with American audiences. I disagree with him, as well.

    July 5

  • Morgan

    I've been hoping this would eventually (a year late) make it to the US. The director has done sci-fi before: The Host was quite good (an unusual "giant monster attack" movie focussing not on the authorities vs. the creature, but on the family of one of the monster's victims). And I wouldn't call this movie American: some of it is not in English, and much of the cast is Korean or British. It was released last year internationally, but not here: apparently Harvey Weinstein insisted that the film be "dumbed down" first for midwestern idiots, with many scenes removed and voiceovers added to make a less subtle story. Bong won the battle not to do that--so we get the full film after all! But in retaliation, supposedly Weinstein scrapped plans for a wide U.S. release, and only a few theaters here will get it. (It opened in just 8 theaters nationwide.) I'm glad Bong did not back down.

    July 5

  • nadine

    I agree with Michael who wrote Hollywood movies are too formumatic and predictable. I like when the movie shows a slice of someone's life. A vignette.

    July 5

  • Barb P

    Looking forward to this, Plain Dealer reviewer gave it an "A," I will admit to enjoying good sci fi!

    July 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just was reading an interview by Tilda Swinton on Reddit this morning that she was doing to promote this film! Can't wait to see it.

    June 29

  • Susan W.

    Regretfully, I already have another commitment. This looks intriguing. Enjoy1

    June 29

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