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
Well, the colder weather is upon us, perfect movie weather. There are some good choices at the Little and other places for this weekend. St. Vincent (PG-13, 100 min., in Little 3 @ 7:10pm) stars Bill Murray as war veteran Vincent leading a sordid life but making a little money on the side babysitting the neighbor boy. Check the review below by Brian Tallerico of Ebert.com:
Next there is Pride (R, 120 min., in Theater 4 @ 6:40pm), a heartwarming true story of London gay and lesbian activitist raising money to help striking coal miners fight against Maggie Thatcher's austere policies. It is one of those great British stories like The Full Monty and Kinky Boots only the Brits can pull off. Check the review below by Odie Henderson of Ebert.com:
Then there is the controversial Dear White People (R, 100 min., Theater 5 @ 6:50pm), a provocative satire on race relations on a college campus in the age of Obama. Activist Samantha White is elected the head of a dorm and is trying to prevent the college from desegregating the dorm. There are also many other subplots from the dean's son writing for a campus humor magazine, a student capitalizing on campus controversy to make it as a reality tv star, and a black geek student recruited by the student newspaper to go undercover to explore black culture, something he knows nothing about. Check the review by Stephen Boone in Ebert.com:
There is also Birdman (R, 120 min., in Theater 1 at 6:30pm) starring Michael Keaton as an actor famous for playing superheros trying to break out of that role to mount a broadway play, battling his ego, keeping his family together and his career. Check the review by Christy Lemire in Ebert.com:
There is also the start of the Polish Film Festival with the classic Man of Marble(1976)(Unrated, 156 min., in Little 5 @ 7pm), the story of a young filmmaker researching a proletariat hero of the 1950s and making a film of his life. She believes in the story, but her supervisor worried about controversy tries to kill her project. Will she succeed in her film? Below is the IMDB page about the film:
And there is the showing of Lon Chaney in Phantom of the Opera (1925) with the RPO providing accompanyment in the Eastman Theater at 8pm. Get tickets throught the website below:
So there is lots of choices tonight. We start by meeting at the Little Theater near the ticket booth for 2-5 (unless you are going to Eastman Theater). Look for the group and ask "Is this the movie group?" We try not to block the way, but it is fun to see who is seeing what. Get your tickets and tell them you are with the movie group that night and get a dollar off discount (unless you already have a discount.) Enjoy your movie and then walk over to the restaurant. We will all meet after at The Golden Port on East Ave (across from Gibb St.) for food, fun, and talk.
See you at the movies. And we welcome Larry as a partner with Caroline and I to help pay for the group and come up with programming.