Holy Motors: Cedar Lee Theater / Tavern Company (Rib Cage after discussion)

I am not sure what we will actually be seeing, but the reviews have been glowing.  As in many independent films, this might be a love or hate relationship.  However, with a rocket high 92% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the odds are you will love it.

6:00 EATS

We have never eaten at the Tavern company because the food used to mediocre on a good day.  I have been given assurances that their food is pretty good.  Please join us ahead of time.  It is a 5 minute walk across the street 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.

7:20 MOVIE

Meet near the entrance door to the theater 5 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward near the marquis.

AFTER MOVIE DISCUSSION

We will walk across the street to the RIB CAGE, 2214 Lee Road, if it needs discussing.

DESCRIPTION

Over the course of a single day, Monsieur Oscar travels by limousine around Paris to a series of nine "appointments," transforming into new characters or incarnations at each stop. Fetched in the morning by Céline, his trusty chauffeur on this surreal journey, Oscar begins the day as a captain of industry. Then he becomes a gypsy crone, begging for spare change on a bridge over the Seine. Inside a digital production facility, he?s a ninja warrior transformed by cutting-edge technology into a reptilian sex god. Next he?s a gibberish-spewing troglodyte who kidnaps a fashion model from a photo shoot in Père-Lachaise cemetery, ferrying her to his underground lair in the sewers. Then he?s the melancholy father of a teenage daughter, followed by a shadowy assassin sent to kill his own doppelgänger, a dying old man, and finally a thwarted lover revisiting a flame from his past atop a decaying Right Bank department store next to the Pont-Neuf. Monster movie, film noir, romantic drama, musical, crime thriller, futuristic sex fantasia? HOLY MOTORS is all of these and, then again, none of these.

REVIEW

"[A] crazy-beautiful reverie about movies, love, the love of movies, and the inevitability of human melancholy by the perpetually mysterious French filmmaker Léos Carax."

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FEE
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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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  • Alan

    This was a flick that was very difficult to understand. It didn't make any sense.

    December 6, 2012

    • Elise

      Hi Alan, lost your email, let me know about the 23rd for My mothers Jewish Wiccan wedding, there are tickets available for Sunday the 23rd at 2:00

      December 12, 2012

  • Elise

    Of course, I was a bit confused.. OMG , I thought each event was bizarre and a bit over the top but I must say well done, theatrically

    December 7, 2012

  • Eugene

    When the movie finished, I hated it. Now with around 12 hours behind me and some time to reflect, I've come around...a little.

    A truly perplexing flick...

    December 6, 2012

  • Jims

    I didn't get it. Even after we reread the glowing reviews I think it would have been better if there was some understanding behind what we saw. Yes, there were some old movie references but that wasn't enough. That said, it is a well done movie, just not appropriate in this particular universe.

    December 6, 2012

  • Carol P.

    I was having a hard time rating! The movie was SO obscure, so not a story, so "What?" that I really had a difficult time. It was simply the weirdest movie I've ever watched.

    December 6, 2012

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