Re: [movies-320] New Meetup: The Class: Cedar Lee Theater / Tree Country Bistro

From: Jims
Sent on: Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:25 PM
Okay I goofed.
 
I meant to say that it was the first one of these types of films to (most likely) WIN the Oscar.  Yes, there have been others that were nominated.  Last Emperor comes to mind, although it was a historical epic.
 
Calvin also gives even a better description below.
 
Not to argue Jim, but La Grande Illusion which we saw a month or so ago was a best picture nominee, as were Il Postini, Life is Beautifil and Crouching Toger, Hidden Dragon in recent memory.

The Emigrants was also nominated, but while it was in Swedish it starred Max Von Sydow and Liv Ulman and this was around 1970 so people knew who Von Sydow was.  Cries and Whispers may or may not make your cut as it also starred Ulman and Harriet Anderson, with a cameo by Ingrid Bergman.

But this is hardly the first foreign film to make the top 5

 

From: Michael
Sent: Saturday, February 21,[masked]:45 PM
Subject: Re: [movies-320] New Meetup: The Class: Cedar Lee Theater / Tree Country Bistro

wasn't life is beautiful a best film winner, or just best foreign language?

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From: Jims <[address removed]>
Subject: [movies-320] New Meetup: The Class: Cedar Lee Theater / Tree Country Bistro
To: [address removed]
Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 11:57 AM

Hello everyone

Welcome to the following new members

John
Mary
Erica
Marissa
Ryan

Sunday is the Oscars. Perhaps the unthinkable may happen and the best picture will be an independent film. I don't think that a film with all unknown actors (to Americans), with almost half the film in a foreign language, not produced by Hollywood, does not have any American characters (outside a historical epic) has ever made it to the top 5 let alone the top movie of the year.

Feel free to join us Sunday at Guarinos (after Lawrence of Arabia) to talk about them, but remember to RSVP.

Several events are coming up this week. In Akron, you can preview the Cleveland Film Festival this Thursday. A Cleveland preview will be scheduled in March.

If you are CFS member, you can view the films to be shown this year. It will be available to others soon. Keep your calendars open March 19-29. http://www.clevelandfilm.org/

As we continue down our trek of good movies, "The Class" was rated number 2 of 2008. If it was in English, perhaps it would have been nominated for a best picture. I feel sorry for the vast majority of the public who will never hear of this film because once again, it was not produced by Hollywood. I am inviting the cross-cultural group to attend.

What: The Class: Cedar Lee Theater / Tree Country Bistro

When: March 8, [masked]:00 PM

Fee: $1.50 or $5 for 2009.

Learn more here:
http://movies.meetup.com/320/calendar/9789577/




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