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
Here are three suggestions for movies on this Saturday. Meet in the area between the cafe and ticket booth for cinemas 2-5. Look for the group, and ask "Is this the movie group?" We talk and mingle before the showings, you decide which you wish to see. After walk over to the Golden Port on East Ave for food and conversation. Fun.
First there is The Face of Love (PG-13, 92 min., in Theater 1 (on East Ave.) at6:30pm) starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris. A psychological drama about a woman not getting over the loss of her husband and pursuing his memory through a look-alike. Read the great review by Ty Burr from The Boston Globe, link below. A quote from it's last paragraph:
It’s a bravura performance in a muddled film. “The Face of Love” seems to resolve neatly, with everything back in its bourgeois box, but our last glimpse of Nikki’s face as she surfaces from her pool is one of glorious insanity. (Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Mar. 20, 2014)
The Face of Love review by Ty Burr, Boston Globe
The Grand Budapest Hotel (R, 100 min., in Theater 2 at 7pm) looks interesting in the previews. Made by Wes Anderson and starring Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton and F. Murray Abraham, the fantasy story of the life of a hotel and the people who made its magic. Reviewed by Peter Rainer in the Christian Science Monitor, he noted ...
Anderson makes hermetically sealed fantasias. What’s surprising here is that, for all its enforced artifice, the film exudes a sadness that doesn’t disperse when the lights go up. His dollhouse is wetted with tears. (Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor, Mar. 7, 2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel review by Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
Lastly, there is The Lunchbox (PG, 104 min., in Theater 3 at 6:50pm), a story of a widower who is awakened from his sorrow by getting the wrong lunchbox and having his appetites awakened. Read the good review by Tony Wong from the Toronto Star. A quote from the review follows:
The backdrop fills in the spaces that make the movie about food, coincidences and taking chances stick in the imagination long after the visual meal has been consumed. As Shaikh tells Fernandes: “Sometimes the wrong train will take you to the right station.”(Tony Wong, Toronto Star, Mar. 20, 2014)
The Lunchbox reviewed by Tony Wong, Toronto Star
After the movie, we will go to The Golden Port on East Ave (just across from Gibb St.) for food, conversation and company.
See you there.