The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • November 1, 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,

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:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/st-vincent-2014

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:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/pride-2014

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:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/dear-white-people-2014

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:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/birdman-2014

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:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075902/plotsummary?ref_=tt_ov_pl

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:

http://www.rpo.org/p_1786

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.

Brian


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  • A former member
    A former member

    St. Vincent looks really good to me too!

    October 31

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice meeting you too Char and chatting. Your a very nice person. I could definitely relate to the movie, unfortunately. It was a great movie with humor and sadness throughout. I wish I could have done the meetup afterwards but I was getting the onset of a migraine and didn't have my medication with me; thought it would be best to get home asap. It's no fun with nausea and having your vision affected. I am just getting over it...lasts a few days. :( Have a great time at your daughters wedding this weekend! Hope to see you again also. Thank you.

      November 4

    • char c.

      Thanks Tracy! So sorry you weren't feeling good. Looking forward to seeing you at the Little again. I found it so easy to talk to you, I have no doubt you are a great Mom! I am getting very excited as it gets closer to giving my little girl away, I have my kleenex ready.....

      November 6

  • Jean

    For those of who venture beyond the Little, don't miss Nightcrawler. Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is bone-chilling and IMO Oscar worthy. Warning: the film is disturbing.

    November 3

  • Kathy K

    great movie choice-St. Vincent!

    November 2

  • Brian

    Bill Murray and the kid were great in St. Vincent. Nice time talking at Golden Port after.

    November 2

  • Jean

    can't make it something came up.

    November 1

  • Jean

    Birdman - been looking forward to this one. Great to see Michael Keaton back in a starring role. He was the best Batman IMHO and absolutely brilliant in Beetlejuice. "I got demons runnin' all through me!"

    October 31

  • Maureen E. G.

    Hopefully the next time.

    October 31

  • Andrea

    I am interested i seeing St. Vincent. That looks good. Are we meeting up at a close place to eat. Had a good time last time.

    October 31

  • Rosemary S.

    I am looking for something interesting to do on Sat nite. Looking forward to meeting new friends and having good conversation.

    October 29

  • Teresa

    I will be ghouling to the zombie Shakespeare, me thinks

    3 · October 28

  • Maria R.

    Would like to but out of town. Hopefully next time.

    October 26

  • Caroline

    I'll be out of town visiting family.

    October 19

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