I just came back from one of the best Film Festivals ever. I was happy to see a lot of our group members were able to be there.
The 33rd increased by over 10,000 people to over 66,000 attendees. As Marcie Goodman indicated at the closing ceremonies, the Film Festival is equally exciting as Christmas, just without the functional family.
Cherry Blossom - I liked this movie better than any of the Oscar nominees this past year. I can't say enough good things about this movie. It also won the Audience award. Yes. Terribly Happy - Murder mystery I swear it is not me - Dysfunctional family Canadian film Of Parents and Children - Czech film about dysfunction again Jury Duty
Goodbye Solo - Cedar Lee Dunya & Desie La Belle Personne Under the Bombs - War / love story Strangers - Israeli-Palestinian love story Cut Loose Kisses Rooster's Breakfast The Investigator - Won Central European award Loss The Tour - A really deep movie I would like to know more about
3 films I wished I would have seen Manana - Swedish / Chilean The Candidate Prince of Broadway - won American Independent award
Thanks to all of you for your comments. I am looking forward to number 34.
On another note, this weekend, is the Akron Film Festival, just in case you didn't get enough festivalabilia.
Declare your independence from the multiplexes and see an independent, foreign classic, documentary or any thought provoking movie. We meet at landmarks like the Cedar Lee, Cinematheque, Art Museum, or a university and work in dinner at a locally owned restaurant either before or afterward. Perhaps the best part is walking to a local pub and engaging others on the film's true meaning.
Cost to attend: $1.50 per movie or $5 for the year. Your first movie with the group is free. Fees are waived for active assistant organizers of this group or for organizers of other meetups who are funding another meetup site.