The Sunday Plain Dealer Arts section talks about something we already know: many of the best movies out there are independent films. They specifically mention "Once" and "Waitress", movies our group really liked. It never hurts to get a little validation.
On another note, like myself, many of you can't always find someone who will watch a movies that doesn't have wall to wall special effects, a famous movie star or a romantic ending.
If you know you are going to see a movie at a particular time and you feel so inclined, go ahead and send an email to the group listing the movie, location and time. It can be any movie, not necessarily an independent. Try to post the event at least 24 hours ahead of time to give people time to respond.
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.