Recap and Update

From: Renu
Sent on: Saturday, August 3, 2013 8:13 AM

 

Hello Everyone,

 

We have wonderful news to share: Jim and Amy are the proud adoptive parents of a newborn baby girl.  Please congratulate them on their bundle of joy!

 

Obviously, this tiny baby is keeping Jim very busy. So, for the time being, he has asked me to assist him with some of his duties. This “update and recap” email is one way that I will be assisting him.

 

PAST EVENTS

 

In the past week, the group saw a couple of good movies.

 

The first one, Fruitvale Station, was a good effort by a first time director. Most of us agreed that the film worked because the victim was portrayed as a real person—warts and all. The second film was a classic and fun to watch:  The Adventures of Robin Hood. Thanks to Calvin for organizing.

 

In the next ten days, we have quite a few movies scheduled encompassing a wide variety of subjects, styles and venues.

 

UPCOMING FILMS

 

The Hunt is a Danish film about mob mentality when an innocent man is accused of sexual abuse. It promises to be riveting. Although the meetup is today at the Cedar Lee, you might still be able to sign up.

http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/events/130877222/  

 

 

The Last Waltz is considered one of the best concert documentaries ever made.  Directed by Martin Scorsese, it is about The Band’s historic 1976 last performance.  Scheduled at the Capitol on Tuesday, Aug.6th.

http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/events/128483332/

 

The Painting was the talk of the film festival this year. This animated movie is the opposite of formulaic, so don’t miss your chance to see it with the group! Scheduled at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday, Aug.9th.

http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/events/131084362/

 

The River:  Although the narrative is a coming of age story, the real subject is “mythological India”.  Beautifully filmed in Technicolor on location in India, it is highly acclaimed for its cinematography. Showing at the Cinematheque on Saturday, Aug.10th.

http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/events/131916182/

 

You Can’t Take it With You is being shown at Look About Lodge (in Cleveland Metroparks' South Chagrin Reservation). Bring a blanket and a lounge chair and eat some free popcorn while watching a Frank Capra film in the great outdoors.  Sounds like a great way to spend a summer evening! Scheduled on Sunday, Aug.11th.

http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/events/131255232/

 

Hope you can join us!

 

 

OTHER FILM OPTIONS (no meetup scheduled yet!)

 

Aug 1 –Aug 18

http://www.playhousesquare.org//default.asp?playhousesquare=119&urlkeyword=cinema-at-the-square

Tickets are $5.00. All films are screened on a massive 20’ high x 47’ wide Hurley Super Glo projection screen; the largest non-Imax screen in Ohio. To further enhance in the nostalgia, all moviegoers are treated to pre-show organ recitals on a fully restored 1928 Kimball organ, a variety of short films and classic cartoons as well as a fabulous snack bar to make the film-going experience all the more delicious.

 

If someone is interested in organizing one of these films, please let me know.

 

2013 Dues

If you still owe your payment of your dues of $5.00, please make your payment on the website. Alternatively, you can pay the Event Organizer at any event.

http://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/dues/

 

Thank you,

Renu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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