The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • December 6, 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 some powerful and star studded films at the Little this weekend.  There is "The Homesman" (R, 122 min., in Little 1 at 6:30).  I lifted the description of the movie from the Little weekly e-mail.  See below:

When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group first must traverse the harsh Nebraska Territories marked by stark beauty, psychological peril and constant threat.

The Homesman reviewed by Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-homesman-20141120-column.html

There is also "The Theory of Everything" (PG-13, 123 min., in Little 3 at 6:40). Description lifted from the Little weekly email below:

Starring Eddie Redmayne (Les Misérables) and Felicity Jones (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoirTravelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).

Review of The Theory of Everything by Catherine Shoard in The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/sep/07/theory-of-everything-review-hawking-eddie-redmayne

Those are the only two choices at the Little for Saturday night early shows.  Meet between the cafe and the ticket booth at 6pm.  If you are new, ask "Is this the movie group?"  If we have more than 10 attendees, you can ask for the group discount of $1 off regular ticket price (not for senior/student or special price).  After the movie, we will walk to East/West on East Ave for some good food and conversation.

East/West Website

http://www.eastwestkitchen.com/

See you Saturday.

Brian


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  • Caroline

    Hello All: just received your very thoughtful 'get well' / 'happy birthday' card! What a nice surprise. Thank you. (And to whoever picked out the card....you know how much I love the sea....). Looking forward to the time when I can once again attend this meet-up and participate in the after movie conversations.
    Until then.....
    Caroline

    1 · December 10

    • Teresa C.

      I picked out the card! But I can't take credit for the serendipity of your connection with the sea...I like the words of the inside. Brian was kind enough to mail it :-) Hope you're back soon.

      1 · December 10

  • Teresa C.

    Someone asked me about other books and films re: living a real life with a disability
    Here are several of my favorites , I thought I would share with everyone here as well :-) :-)

    Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence
    by John Hockenberry
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/613177.Moving_Violations

    No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
    by Joseph Schapiro
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/359140.No_Pity?ac=1

    FIXED: The science/Fiction of human enhancement
    http://www.fixedthemovie.com/

    1 · December 9

  • John B.

    Teresa, it was good to see you as you left. I came in very late so I saw the second showing after getting something to eat. You are SO RIGHT about "Theory" as an exceptional film. I enjoyed reading your specific points.

    1 · December 8

  • Teresa C.

    For Caroline:
    The theory of everything:
    It is refreshing to see a film about a person with a significant disability living their life. Hawking’s first wife provided the precious stability for him to finish his phD and raise a family of three children. Not focused finding the ultimate cure. But rather the ultimate question to answer the beginnings & origins of time. The film was not overly romanticized using traditional English sensibilities while providing a thimble size understanding of using a motorized wheelchair daily. We are all worthy of being loved and giving love.

    Oscar nomination prediction:
    Best actor, best film and best adaptation

    3 · December 7

  • Marian

    Terrific discussion about The Homesman, movie festivals, Rochester arts and theater, and as always - with a really great and interesting group. Looking forward to "The Imitation Game."

    December 6

  • Linda

    I'll be there around 615

    December 6

  • Caroline

    Had hoped to attend tonight, but ankle still mending and I'm not yet cleared to drive (or go to work). // great movie choices for tonight ...looking forward to reading your reviews. Hope to see you all in 2 weeks.

    December 6

  • Maureen E. G.

    First time. Either Homesman or The Theory of Everything.

    December 5

  • Justin C.

    I can't decide between "The Theory of Everything" or "The Homsemen" they both look great!

    December 3

  • jonathan

    I'm in for "The Homesman " @ 6:30; Wow--what a cast! I count six Academy Awards amongst them.

    December 3

  • Chris

    My brother is coming to town so I have to cancel my first movie with the group- rats! Movie looks good: enjoy everybody!

    December 3

  • Richard S.

    I frequent the Little for movies and the cafe for conversation often. Hope to see the LTM& Meetup group this saturday. Bob or anyone else who has seen Theory of Everthing...that is my choice for saturday if its still playing...
    Best, Richard Swacen

    December 3

  • Bob C.

    I saw Theory of Everything last weekend and really enjoyed it!

    December 1

  • John B.

    Theory of Everything looks good!

    December 1

  • Marian

    First Saturday of the month...of course! See you then.

    November 23

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