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The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Apr 5, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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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.

Brian

Movie recommendations below
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Hello all,

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

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/2014/03/20/movie-review-face-love-looks-back-sees-double/NJs2KZG1HsD8Y85pQN6sGK/story.html

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

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Movies/2014/0307/The-Grand-Budapest-Hotel-has-old-world-melancholy

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

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2014/03/20/the_lunchbox_a_satisfying_meal_review.html

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.

Brian


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  • Paul M.

    My first time with the group. Really enjoyed the movie and the company. Look forward to meeting up again.

    April 6, 2014

    • John B.

      Welcome to our group, Paul.

      April 7, 2014

    • Paul M.

      Hi John. Thanks for the warm welcome. Look forward to meeting more people.

      April 7, 2014

  • John B.

    "Lunchbox" was both hilarious and sad. It was good to see a few people I already had met again.

    April 7, 2014

  • Kathy R.

    This was my first time with the group and I had a great time. Everyone was very friendly. Thank you Brian for organizing this. I look forward to more enjoyable nights at the movies!

    April 6, 2014

    • John B.

      Welcome to our group, Kathy.

      April 7, 2014

  • gretchen s.

    Enjoyed the movie The Lunchbox, the company and conversation after the film. Thanks Brian for being a good host.

    April 6, 2014

  • Cheryl P.

    Grand Budapest Hotel was very good as well. It was very nice meeting everyone. Thank you for organizing this Brian.

    April 6, 2014

  • Brian

    The Face of Love was a powerful movie. Annette Bening played a great crazy woman and Ed Harris played the perfect guy. Scary and wonderful. Nice conversation after at Golden Port. They took care of us well.

    April 6, 2014

  • Scott

    Unfortunately I couldn't make the outing because of a last-minute family emergency :(

    April 5, 2014

  • Dawn

    Car trouble is keeping me home -- hope you all enjoy

    April 5, 2014

  • Colleen C.

    We're going to try to see The Grand Budapest Hotel at 6:30 :)

    April 5, 2014

  • CHRIS C

    I am thinking about the Grand Budapest Hotel.

    April 5, 2014

  • gretchen s.

    I'm going to do my best. Do you meet in the back at the cafe or in the front?

    April 4, 2014

    • Caroline

      Hi Gretchen. .we meet in the area behind the ticket booth and in front of the cafe for theatres 2-5.

      April 5, 2014

    • gretchen s.

      thks

      April 5, 2014

  • Brian

    I am thinking about "Face of Love,". I love Annette Bening. See you all at 6 outside the cafe.

    April 4, 2014

    • Caroline

      I'm thinking about 'the lunchbox'

      1 · April 5, 2014

    • gretchen s.

      the lunchbox for me as well, Caroline

      April 5, 2014

  • Christina A.

    Wish I could. Have a dinner to go to at the same time.

    April 4, 2014

  • Karen M.

    maybe next time!

    April 4, 2014

  • June V.

    I will be out of town, have fun.

    March 23, 2014

    • Sally

      Have a nice trip, June!

      March 31, 2014

    • June V.

      Thanks Sally. I am hoping to see the baby Panda Bao Bao at the National Zoo.

      April 1, 2014

  • Karen M.

    Looking forward to it.

    March 30, 2014

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