Welcome to our group. We see movies at the Little Theatre on East Ave. in Rochester on the first Saturday of the month. We meet at 6:00 - 6:15 near the cafe behind the ticket booth for cinemas 2-5. I usually send out suggested movies from among the 6:30 to 7ish showings. This allows us to get out of the theater at about the same time for talk. Pair up with people for a movie or join the general group. We agree to meet afterwards at a near by restaurant, for conversation about the movie, life, or toward wherever the conversation leads.
Join us to meet new people, see an interesting movie, and have a nice night out with good conversation, connection and companionship. All are welcome.
The Little Theatre Website
See you at the movies.
Movie recommendations below
There are some varied selections at the Little this weekend. First there is "Ida" (PG-13, 80 min. in black & white, in Little 5 at 7pm), a story of a girl preparing for the convent in 1960s Poland, and then learning about her family history which may change her course. It has a beautiful look, looks like great acting. See review below.
Ida reviewed by Ann Hornaday from The Washington Post
A lighter film is "Chef" (R, 115 min., in Little 1 at 6:30pm), a film about food, food trucks, sizzling steaks and starring Scarlett Johannsen. Check out the review.
Chef review by Susan Wloszczyna from RogerEbert.com
"Belle" (PG, 105 min., in Little 3 at 6:50pm) is a story of an adopted child growing up in 18th century aristocracy. Pretty much a costume drama but with a biracial adopted child as an aristocrat and all the broken taboos that ensue.
Belle review by Manhola Dargis in The New York Times
For a heavier piece, there is "Cold in July" (Not Rated, 109 min., in Little 4 at 7:10pm). Film noir with Sam Shepherd and Don Johnson, heavy on the violence, but with lots of twists. Check out the review.
Cold in July review by Mark Hughes published in Forbes Magazine
We meet around 6pm near the cafe and the ticket booth for cinemas 2-5. Mingle with members, and see what everyone is seeing. After the movie, we walk over to Golden Port on East Ave. (about 2 blocks away) for some good food and conversation. You may not be able to get the selections shown in "Chef," but you will be happy with the Chinese/Thai/Vietnamese selections. They can even make ice tea for Larry. ; ).
See you at the movies.