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The Sessions: Capitol Theater / Minh Anh

NOTE NEW LOCATION

 

I have never been mad about Helen Hunt, but she supposedly does a great job in this new movie role.  It comes to the Cedar Lee first, but perhaps it might expand to other places afterwards.

6:30 EATS

Because the movie is starting even later, we will meet at the Gypsy Bean place if you are able to make it. I will be there around 6:30.

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.

7:20 MOVIE

Meet near the entrance door to the theater 0 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward near the theater door.

Note that arriving late is fashionable as the number of previews is interminable.  Alas, the Cedar Lee will be missed in this aspect.

9:15 EATS AND DISCUSSION

We will head to the Min Ah at 5428 Detroit A.  It is just over a 5 minute walk to the theater.

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.

DESCRIPTION

Based on the autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, this movie tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined at age 38 to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.

REVIEW

"The achievement of this simply told, exceptionally fine film is the clarity with which it portrays the drama of a good soul in an inert body."

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FEE
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.
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CEDAR LEE 2163 Lee Road. Cleveland Heights
http://www.clevelandcinemas.com/showtimes.asp?ptID=AAGYU

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. http://www.clevelandcinemas.com/showtimes.asp?ptID=AACAP

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

CINEMATHEQUE Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd. http://www.cia.edu/extended_film_schedule/

Parking: They have a free parking lot.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Films , 11150 East Blvd. http://www.clevelandart.org/events/films.aspx

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

CLEVELAND FILM SOCIETY. Hosts the Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City. http://www.clevelandfilm.org/

Parking at Tower City: Free validated parking with movie.

LOPEZ 2196 Lee Road or New Heights Grill, 2206 Lee Road.  A half-block south of the Cedar Lee on the other side of Lee Road.  We often go to one of these places afterward for discussions.

MOVIE REVIEWS

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/

NOTE TO FIRST TIME GOERS
If this is your first movie with the group, there is no fee to attend.

This group has been successful partly because members have a genuine interest in meeting fellow independent movie goers. We don't always know where to look for you, especially first timers.  Consider posting your picture and printing out the pictures of the attendees to help find everyone easier.

We have multiple meeting places:

  • Entrance door to the movie in the theater hallway 5-10 minutes before the movie starts
  • By the entrance door or ticket office after the movie
  • Reserved table at the restaurant under the name "Movie Group"

We don't always sit together in the movie theater but if you see a bunch of people talking about good movies they have seen, it is probably us. Please join in. We are always happy to get new people involved.

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.

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  • Drew

    A dramatization of the award-winning documentary "Breathing Lessons" (incidentally available online in its entirety), with some solid performances to bring the story to a wider audience.

    November 22, 2012

  • Jims

    Good movie. A bit contrived, but I enjoyed the story. On reflection, it didn't resonate with me as much as it could have

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just looked online and I only see an evening start time for 10:25. Could that be right?

    November 21, 2012

    • Michael

      That's what I see also.

      November 21, 2012

  • Susan

    I saw this last night. It was really good. Bring tissue.

    November 8, 2012

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