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Chevy Chase Walk

NOAA Weather Forecast for Saturday Afternoon and Evening

Cloudy, Temperatures 48 deg.F. dropping to 40 deg.F. at night,

Humidity 65%, Chance of Rain 80% - so bring an umbrella

 

We'll meet at Bethesda Metro Station and walk thru Chevy Chase Maryland until we finish up in Chevy Chase DC. Maybe there'll be a good movie at the Avalon for those who want to extend the trip.

 

Afterwords

AMERICAN CITY DINER is a local business owned by Jeffrey Gildenhorn, who grew up working at his father's Circle Liquor store up the street.
$5 off of $20 purchase, 1-per-table coupons can be printed up at
http://americancitydiner.com/index.html

 

AVALON THEATER has 2 movies showing - "Lore" and "Koch"

Lore
Drama;  directed by Cate Shortland;  Run Time 1:48;  Post Critic's Pick - 3-1/2 stars
Showtimes - 12:30 PM, 3:10 PM, 5:40 PM, 8:15 PM
" The protagonist of “Lore,” a powerful and haunting drama set in Germany immediately after the country’s defeat in World War II, is a teenage girl. Subtly played by Saskia Rosendahl, Lore (pronounced “Laura”) is just old enough to have learned to fear and hate Jews. It’s a sick lesson imparted to her by her Nazi parents (Hans-Jochen Wagner and Ursina Lardi) who, as the film gets underway, are being taken into custody by Allied troops. ...
It’s a sad, scary and slightly surreal place for anyone to be, let alone a child whose world has been defined by war and propaganda. ...
Adapted by Australian director Cate Shortland and co-writer Robin Mukherjee from Rachel Seiffert’s 2001 novel “The Dark Room,” “Lore” moves with a deliberate pace, marked less by dramatic incident than by a slowly quickening, ominous mood. The quickening increases significantly when Lore and her brood encounter a mysterious young man named Thomas (Kai Malina). A fellow refu­gee, Thomas becomes their protector and benefactor when they are all stopped by American troops, telling the soldiers that he is Lore’s brother and that they are traveling together. ...
It is his yellow star, marked “Jude” (Jew), that allows him safe passage. ...
Over time, their relationship becomes more complex, even contradictory. “Lore” is not a love story, nor the story of a friendship. Rather, it’s a story of healing and of how breaking, sometimes painfully, is often necessary before that process can begin."

Koch
Documentary;  directed by Neil Barsky;  Run Time 1:35;  Post Critic's Pick - 3 stars
Showtimes - 1:00 PM, 3:20 PM, 5:30 PM, 7:45 PM
" A new documentary about Ed Koch opens with footage of the three-term New York City mayor, who died last month, reminiscing about looking out the window of an airplane once, as he returned to the Big Apple from a trip. “There was the city of New York, laid out before me,” he says. “I thought to myself, ‘This belongs to me.’ ” ...
The movie will appeal to anyone who lived in -- or followed -- New York through the ’80s, but not exclusively to them. It’s ultimately a tale of humanity, not power. ...
For the most part, though, Koch comes across as warm and unguarded. Socially liberal and fiscally conservative, eager to be liked but unafraid to tell people no, clean but tainted by friendships with the corrupt, the subject of “Koch” isn’t so much hard to get a handle on as he is a Rubik’s Cube of many moving parts. ...
After opening with Koch’s grandiose comment, the film cuts to footage of city legislators debating in 2010 whether to rename the Queensboro Bridge in honor of the former mayor. Although some speakers still hold onto resentment about Koch, decades after he left office, it’s also telling that, as we learn near the film’s conclusion, the legislation ultimately passed. ...
Koch got his bridge, and the film makes us understand why.

 

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  • John H

    A walkabout with friends - two hours and then some conversation at the diner.

    March 19, 2013

  • Jenny

    A fun walk, off the beaten track for Chevy Chase.

    March 16, 2013

  • Hiromi

    I am sorry but am late at 2pm meeting. Sorry. The weather is nice. Hope everyone enjoy a nice walk.

    March 16, 2013

  • Barbara

    Thanks John. 2 hrs is very reasonable but I realized that wilth long metro ride and metro delays, I'd probably be cutting it too close. Next time, I hope.

    March 16, 2013

  • Barbara

    Approx what time will the walk end? How close will we be to a metro at the end of the walk? I've got tight schedule for evening...

    March 15, 2013

    • John H

      You could walk with us to Chevy Chase Circle, then head down Western Avenue to the Friendship Heights Metro. I would suggest you plan for 2 hours between the Metro stations.

      March 16, 2013

  • Karen R.

    Something came up and I cannot join the group for this walk after all. Hope to catch you next time!

    March 15, 2013

  • Hiromi

    Hope it will not rain!!

    March 15, 2013

  • Barbara

    Looks good!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Out of town! Too bad -- looks like my kind of event (ending at Avalon Theater)

    March 3, 2013

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