The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • October 4, 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,

Some good choices at the Little this Saturday.  We have "Tracks" (PG-13, 113 min., in Little 1 (on East Ave) at 7pm), a story of a girls walk across 1700 miles of Australian desert.  Looks like beautiful photography and an interesting character and geography study.  The director John Curran, from Pittsford, will speak after the showing.  Check out the review from the Telegram by Robbie Collin below.

Tracks review in the Telegram

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/10274227/Tracks-review.html

There is also "My Old Lady" (PG-13, 104 min., in Little 2 at 6:30pm) starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristen Scott Thomas.  A story of a son that inherited a Paris apartment from his recently passed father, only to find that the apartment has a tenant that he cannot remove (a quirk of French real estate law).  According to the review below, Kevin Kline gives a career high performance in this genuine adult drama.  Read the review below from Ebert.com written by Glenn Kenny.

Ebert.com review of My Old Lady

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/my-old-lady-2014

There is also "Love is Strange" (R, 94 min., in Little 3 at 6:50p) starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a recently married couple who have the world ahead of them, until they fall on hard times and have to move in with friends.  A touching movie about relationships.  Read the review in the NY Times by A.O. Scott.

NY Times review of Love is Strange

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/movies/love-is-strange-stars-john-lithgow-and-alfred-molina.html?_r=0

Another choice is "The Skeleton Twins" (R, 94 min., in Little 5 at 7:15p) starring Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Luke Wilson.  Two siblings reunite in their 30s for this dramedy, or sad comedy.  Check out the review by Ebert.com written by Christy Lemire.

Ebert.com review of The Skeleton Twins

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-skeleton-twins-2014

Meet at the Little between the Cafe and the ticket booth for theaters 2-5.  Look for the group and ask "Is this the movie group?"  We are a friendly bunch.  Talk to others and then decide what you will see.  If we have 10 or more members, mention that you are in the movie group when buying your ticket and you will get $1 off.

After the movie, walk down East Ave to The Golden Port for some good food, company and conversation.

See you at the movies.

Brian

Little Theater Movie Group


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  • Mona M.

    Tracks was a good movie, the Director's talk was fascinating. Excellent Q&As, great talk afterwards. Thanks Larry & Brian!

    October 7

  • Mona M.

    Tracks was a good movie, the Director's talk was fascinating. Excellent Q&As, great talk afterwards. Thanks Larry & Brian!

    October 7

  • Kathy K

    excellent movie choices

    October 6

  • Larry O.

    Jean, I didn't see you, but I am sure glad that you posted early on so that I was alerted to this delightful film experience. And if it did not sell out, it was darned close.

    October 5

    • Jean

      I was there Larry but didn't get there till the group was already seated. I agree, the film was gorgeous and mesmerizing and the Q and A after with the director was priceless (I asked the one about the snake scene)

      1 · October 5

    • Larry O.

      Great question. And the answer was so fascinating.

      October 5

  • Teresa C.

    completely enjoyable! Thanks for hosting Brian

    October 5

    • Jean

      Or if she hadn't been so photogenic

      1 · October 5

    • Larry O.

      Teresa, excellent commentary.

      1 · October 5

  • Larry O.

    'Tracks' is a visually beautiful story, based on a true story, of a woman who takes the ultimate in a walk-about in order to settle the inner pains, tormenting her soul. The characters are admirable and the pain she feels comes thru without being maudlin. The Director Q&A afterwards was fascinating about many of the aspects in making this depiction.

    1 · October 5

  • CHRIS C

    Great film. Loved the Q&A afterwards. Good conversation at the restaurant too. Thanks for hosting Brian.

    1 · October 5

  • Bob C.

    Was a nice evening and movie, especially the Q & A after. Found out Robyn's article was in the May, 1978 issue of National Geographic.

    2 · October 4

  • Pam N.

    Wonderful night out. Enjoyed the movie "Tracks" and meeting the group. Pam

    October 4

  • Andrew F.

    Great film and even better company! Just what I hoped it would be.

    1 · October 4

  • Amy

    Quite enjoyable!

    October 4

  • Sandra D.

    Ugh, I'm not feeling well..........I am new & I'm really eager to meet everyone for the 1st time, another cancelation, I'm sorry!

    Enjoy!

    October 4

  • Caroline

    The last two weeks and weekends have been exhausting...as much as I'd like to be there tonight and see everyone, have decided to stay in and rest. Look forward to your movie reviews.

    October 4

  • Rob

    Im a maybe, for "my old lady". it looks hilarious

    October 4

  • Andrea

    I am new to the group and it is my first time joining a meet up group.

    September 23

    • Teresa C.

      I think that parking lot has been fenced in. here is a link to the nearest parking garage. http://www.cityofroch...­ another idea: there might be some parking on Gibbs Street near Java cafe you wouldn't have to walk too blocks to the theater but it's close to the restaurant at the end of the evening.

      1 · October 2

    • Rob

      The large Eastman parking garage on east av has lots of spaces...there is prob a park fee, 3 or 4 dollars, but can park there if unable to find free parking

      October 4

  • Sandra D.

    Ok, thanks....

    October 3

  • CHRIS C

    I just saw the ad in the paper about Tracks and plan on staying for the Q&A. I purchased my ticket online too!

    1 · October 3

  • Sandra D.

    GM Brian

    What's the admission for this one?

    October 3

    • Teresa C.

      Typically evening movies are $8 but if you go up to the window and tell them you are with the movie group on a night we are meeting you will save $1 if you purchase your ticket online no discounts are available.

      October 3

  • Larry O.

    I just pre-purchased my ticket to "Tracks". I plan to stay for the q&a with the director of the documentary.

    October 2

  • Jean

    I pre-purchased my ticket to Tracks Sat 7pm showing online at the Little site.

    1 · October 1

  • Jean

    Cool news! John Curran, the director of Tracks and a Rochester native (who knew?) will be giving a talk after the 7pm showings of Tracks this Friday and Saturday (10/3 and 10/4). It's about a young woman who decides to walk alone 2000 miles across the Austrailian dessert with her dog and 4 camels. RogertEbert.com reviewer says whatever your plans, "you miss Tracks at your aesthetic pleasure peril." I think I heard it is based on a true story.

    1 · October 1

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