First of all, please welcome new members Renee (just unpacked from San Francisco), Brian (who has already attended his first event), Ross, Val (with or without Wilson), Stephanie, Andrea, Terri, Tim, Ido and Pam (the back of her head at least).
We are heading back to the Cinemateque for a very interesting documentary about corn (seriously).
Also, if you are interested in joining us for The Red Balloon on Sunday at 2:30, (remember the film as a kid?), drop me a line.
We have a large crowd for Juno and Dante. Please indicate on your RSVP if you will be joining us for dinner.
Hope to see you Tuesday.
What: King Corn: Cleveland Cinemateque / Cleveland Museum of Art Cafe / Tommys
When: Friday, January 25, 6:00 PM
Movie admission: USD8.00 per person
Where: Click the link below to find out!
Event Description: It is not often that two farmer movies come to Cleveland within a year of each other. Our last one left the theater before our event and so we ended going Korean that night.
We are again inviting the Vegetarian Meetup Group to see this movie with us. See http://vegetarian.meetup.com/367/
6:00 PRE-MOVIE GATHERING: Stop by the Art Museum Cafe for a quick bite or beverage. You can park in the Cinemateque parking lot and walk across the street. We will be seated by the wall nearest to the cafe entrance not too far from the window. Cash is highly recommended.
7:30 MOVIE: Back to the Cinemateque (see the link at end of this announcement). Meet at the movie entrance door IN THE THEATER HALLWAY 10 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterwards outside the same entrance door.
9:15 AFTER MOVIE EATS AND DISCUSSION: We will drive west on Mayfield/322 to Tommys at 1824 Coventry for a light bite and plenty of good discussion. While it is known for its vegetarian delights, they do have meat-based entrees. There is a parking garage on the east side of coventry. http://tommyscoventry.com/
*** If you plan on joining us at Tommys, please tell us on your RSVP. We will reserve a spot for you at the group table. ***http://www.sf360.org/features/kingcorn2.jpg
DESCRIPTION: When two east coast college buddies move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn, they learn firsthand about industrial food production, the plight of family-owned farms, government subsidies, genetically modified seed, herbicides and fertilizers, and other insidious truths about our fast-food nation. This is a rare nonfiction film that sounds the alarm without sacrificing humor and human interest.
REVIEW: "This is as much a thoughtful meditation on the plight of the American farmer as it is a rant against our expanding waistlines." http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0741,various,78003,20.html
QUESTION TO PONDER: Will you eat corn again after seeing this movie?
Learn more here:http://movies.meetup.com/320/calendar/7041448/