This film is an exploration of modern relationships. Rating of 93% on Rotten Tomatoes by Top Critics. Starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg. Based on a short story by Tom Bissell: Expensive Trips Nowhere.
Please Note: The $8.00 is for food being provided at the party. Special instructions for discussion at member's home. See below.
4:45PM MOVIE at the Cedar Lee (approx. time)
Meet us in the lobby about 15 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from the ticket office.
7:15PM Dinner/Discussion and Pizza Party at Member home in Coventry area --after the movie. Time is approximate.
******If you cannot find us in the lobby of the movie theater after the movie, please proceed to the house party.********
1. Charge: $8.00 per person before you RSVP. Please make payment thru PayPal. (If you would like to pay by different method--please email Jims, the organizer. NO REFUNDS unless someone on the waiting list can take your place).
2. We will provide the following: Appetizers, pizza, dessert, soft drinks and coffee.
3. If you would like wine or beer--please BYOB.
4. Directions and address will be provided after payment is received by all members.
The Loneliest Planet--synopsis
Alex and Nica are young, in love and engaged to be married. The summer before their wedding, they are backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. The couple hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and the three set off into a stunning wilderness, a landscape that is both overwhelmingly open and frighteningly closed. Walking for hours, they trade anecdotes, play games to pass the time of moving through space. And then, a momentary misstep, a gesture that takes only two or three seconds, a gesture that's over almost as soon as it begins. But once it is done, it can't be undone. Once it is done, it threatens to undo everything the couple believed about each other and about themselves. -- (C) IFC
Unrated, 1 hr. 53 min.
Jordan Hoffman, Film.com:
If you are willing to subject yourself to an experience that is outside the norm of what a traditional movie is supposed to do, then you may come away with fertile soil for some fruitful discussion.
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times:
Shot on location by cinematographer Inti Briones, "Planet" is a piece of art even without Bernal and Furstenberg, who are like moving portraits of themselves in this film.
The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.
NOTE TO ALL
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.