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Well-Digger's Daughter: Cleveland Cinematheque / Jolly Scholar

  • Jan 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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One of the more popular films at the Cinematheque was this little French remake called "The Well-Digger's Daughter".  I saw the previews but our schedule didn't allow us to see it.  What a surprise when it shows up again.

6:00 EATS

Jolly Scholar is a local place with reasonable bar food.  Something perfect for a simple get together ahead of time before the movie.  Be sure to park at the Cinematheque and walk there.  It is a 5 minute walk from the CIA.  Just walk to Euclid and it shouldn't be hard to find.

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.

7:30 MOVIE

Meet near the entrance door to the theater 10 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward by the door. 


We will head over to the Jolly Scholar afterward.  Thanks.


Moviegoers loved this new French film when we premiered it in October, so we’re bringing it back. Actor Daniel Autueil first gained fame in America in the 1986 Marcel Pagnol adaptation Jean de Florette. Now he stars in and directs his own Pagnol adaptation—a color remake of a 1940 classic by the popular Provençal writer and filmmaker. Set in sun-dappled southern France early in the 20th century, the movie focuses on a working-man and widower with five beloved girls. But when the oldest becomes pregnant by a wealthy boy she loves, he kicks her out of the house—breaking his own heart in the process.


"Let "The Well-Digger's Daughter" take you back in time, not once but several times over."


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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.

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.


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.

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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  • Izabia

    Just watched on Netflix and I have to say interesting movie

    January 8, 2013

  • Grace

    All, ewSe go to Falafel at Euclid and mayfield

    January 4, 2013

    • Grace

      I meant to say: All, "please" go to....

      January 5, 2013

    • Lynda

      Well, the important word (Falafel) was spelled right!

      January 7, 2013

  • Lynda

    To me, this was very refreshing; I loved seeing the countryside, and the innocence is something I rarely see any more... I thought the characters of the father and Felipe brought some unexpected twists into the story.

    January 5, 2013

  • Neil A.

    A wonderful example of old fashioned, story telling. I thought Felipe was too old.

    January 5, 2013

  • Jims

    It was beautiful. If you looked too close, there were a number of inconsistencies, but overall, I enjoyed quite a bit. Perhaps it was just foreign enough to seem fresh.

    January 5, 2013

  • Renu

    Enjoyable but somewhat predictable and sentimental.

    January 5, 2013

  • Vero G

    Love this movie and Marcel Pagnol and ... south of France !

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Jims

    Unfortunately, we don't have reservations so you will need to find tables. Thanks.

    January 4, 2013

  • Lynda

    Here are Mapquest's directions for pedestrians from Cinemateque to The Jolly Scholar:

    January 3, 2013

  • Valerie Zoe A.

    Dang it, I missed today's 1pm meet at Valley View! I just signed up.! Would've been great to be there with you all. Movie got oscar buzz so it should be enjoyable. See you all on a future date.

    December 30, 2012

  • Judy G.

    Looking forward to my first movie with the group.

    December 28, 2012

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