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New Meetup: WINE POTLUCK + SCREENING OF THE FILM SIDEWAYS @ RYAN'S

From: Ryan
Sent on: Wednesday, March 4, 2009 7:31 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Ann Arbor Film Fans Meetup Group!

What: WINE POTLUCK + SCREENING OF THE FILM SIDEWAYS @ RYAN'S

When: March 14,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: On Saturday March 14th we will be hosting a wine potluck and screening of the film SIDEWAYS at Ryan's place. The fun begins at 6pm, we will screen the film at 7pm allowing for lots of time to enjoy fine company afterwards! If you can't make the film do join us for the fun after, at about 9:20.

Everyone please bring a bottle of their favorite wine (or other beverage) to share and if possible a snack item to pass. We have hosted this sort of event in the past and it has always been a blast! This would also be a great opportunity for new members and those who have not joined us in some time to come out and enjoy a more casual atmosphere. I have plenty of space and a nice upstairs deck, should the weather be in our favor!

- Ryan

Parking is on street and should be readily available. Enter through the back of the house (front door is for downstairs apartment only) walk up the stairs, ours is unit #2.
my cell is[masked] 7183. Please keep your rsvp up to date.

THE FILM: SIDEWAYS
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375063/

Writer-director Alexander Payne's fourth feature film (following CITIZEN RUTH, ELECTION and ABOUT SCHMIDT) starts with two old friends setting off on
a wine-tasting road trip . . . only to veer dizzily SIDEWAYS into a wry, comedic exploration of the crazy vicissitudes of love and friendship, the damnable persistence of loneliness and dreams and the enduring war between Pinot and Cabernet.

The misadventures begin when Miles (Paul Giamatti), an un-recovered divorc? and would-be novelist with a wine fixation, decides to gift his old college buddy and washed-up actor Jack (Thomas Haden Church) with a celebratory trip to the vineyards of Santa Barbara wine country the week before Jack's wedding. The two couldn't be an odder couple. Jack is an over-sexed charmer; Miles is a sad-sack worrier. Jack is looking for his "last taste of freedom;" Miles is just hoping to not get even more depressed. Jack is fine with cheap Merlot; Miles pines for the perfect Pinot. Indeed, the only thing they seem to share in common is the same heady mix of failed ambitions and fading youth.


SIDEWAYS is written by the multiple award- winning team of Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (ABOUT SCHMIDT, ELECTION), based on Rex Pickett's novel of the same name. The film is produced by Michael London (THIRTEEN, HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG) and co-produced by George Parra, assistant director on such films as LEGALLY BLONDE 2 and ABOUT SCHMIDT. Shot by director of photography Phedon Papamichael (MOONLIGHT MILE, IDENTITY), the film is set to a soulful score composed by Rolfe Kent. Joining forces with Payne, and following their collaborations on ABOUT SCHMIDT, ELECTION and CITIZEN RUTH, are editor Kevin Tent and production designer Jane Ann Stewart.

Learn more here:
http://indiefilm.meetup.com/98/calendar/9883230/

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