The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • April 6, 2013 · 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, Acanthus Cafe on East Ave (2 block walk from the cinema) 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

Acanthus Cafe

See you at the movies.

Brian

Movie recommendations below
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Hello all,

Some new movies are at the Little this weekend.  If you like historical stories, there is "Lore" (Not Rated, 109 min. at 7pm in Little 4).  Here is the description from the Little website:

After her Nazi parents are imprisoned, Lore leads her younger siblings across a war-torn Germany in 1945. Amidst the chaos, she encounters mysterious Jewish refugee Thomas, who shatters her fragile reality with hatred and desire. To live, she must trust someone she was taught to hate and face the darkness within herself.

There is a top-notch review by Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times.  He calls the film very sensual, holding nothing back and very personal about the people caught in the propaganda of a country.

Ebert's review of Lore

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130212/REVIEWS/130219998

There is a coming-of-age movie about two teenage girls growing up in the early '60s with the Cuban Missile Crisis, protests, fashion and the sexual revolution.  "Ginger & Rosa" (PG-13, 90 min. at 6:40pm in Little 2) shows two close friends, born on the same day, growing up together, but differently.  Great acting from the girls, Elle Fanning and Alice Englert (Jane Campion's daughter (Director of The Piano, one of my favs.)) in her first role.  Also good roles by Oliver Platt, Annette Bening and Tim Spall.

Linda Barnard's review of Ginger & Rosa in the Toronto Star

http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/movies/2013/03/28/elle_fanning_superb_in_ginger_and_rosa_review.html

For a little lighter fare, there is "Admission" (PG-13, 117 min. at 7:10pm in Little 5).  Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd as respectively a Princeton admissions officer and a teacher in an alternative high school trying to get a student into Princeton.  They both were college classmates, and of opposite demeanors.  Check out the review below.

Admission review by Ty Burr of Boston Globe

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/2013/03/21/admission-pleasant-comedy-that-never-takes-its-subject-too-seriously/nN75vKFRitDsb8nZFjttCM/story.html

Meet at about 6:30pm between the cafe and the ticket booth for theaters 2-5.  If you are new, ask "Is this the movie group?"  Find out what others are seeing and make your choice.  If we have more than 10 people, tell the ticket person you are with the movie group and get $1 off your ticket.

We walk over to Ancanthus Cafe on East Ave (about 2 block walk towards Alexander St.) for food, drink and conversation about the movies.  Walk back to the cars in groups for safety.

See you on Saturday.

Brian

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Hope to see you there.

Brian

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  • Larry O.

    GateKeepers - well worth watching.

    April 8, 2013

  • Jane A.

    I really enjoyed the movie, Lore. It did get a lot of questions & discussion going. It was a completely different point of view than I had seen in a movie about WWII. Sorry I didn't make it to the discussion after. I saw a couple of other friends that I stopped to talk to, before heading out, but then I ended up staying w/them at the Little Cafe. I look forward to the next movie nite, and going along with the group for the follow-up.

    April 8, 2013

  • Brian

    Good time. Saw Lore, great images on a difficult topic. Made you think and feel. Good time at Ancanthus after.

    April 7, 2013

  • Jean C

    Had a splendid time. Saw Lore. As Sally said, very deep and intense. Definitely thought provoking and a matter for discussion. Acanthus afterwards really is a good spot to gather to eat and talk.

    April 7, 2013

  • Christine

    I had a good time

    April 6, 2013

  • Dawn

    I really enjoy the movie Admission, I thought all the actors were great - especially Lily Tomlin.

    April 7, 2013

  • Sally

    A group of us viewed a "deeper" film, "Lore", which was mostly serious and insightful (about children of Nazis fleeing their home across Germany) but left a lot of questions coming out of it...later, great conversation and thankfully laughter with regulars, and new friends.

    April 7, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hi, Movie Fans,

    "Ginger and Rosa" sounds perfect. I have been watching a few documentaries on Netflix about the Jewish plight during the Nazi period. I think a break is welcome.
    See you at the cafe.
    Ruth

    April 6, 2013

    • Ruth

      Something came up that needed attention, so sorry I could come to the movie tonight.

      April 6, 2013

  • Pat M.

    was in a car accident...am ok but stressed out!

    April 6, 2013

  • Christine

    Trying to bring a friend or two, looking fwd to meeting you all

    April 6, 2013

  • Christine

    Trying to bring a friend or two, looking fwd to meeting you all

    April 6, 2013

  • Jean

    So sad to hear of Roger Ebert's passing today. He's been my go to guy for reviews for decades. Who can replace him?

    April 4, 2013

    • Brian

      Yes, Roger always had insightful reviews. Check out the review for Lore linked above. He also has a great TED talk with his wife. Inspiring to see what you can do when life deals you some bad hands.

      April 5, 2013

    • Jean

      Will put that Ted talk on my watch list. Might be too sad to watch right now :(

      April 6, 2013

  • Linda L.

    I am in NYC, this weekend, completely forgot about the trip when I originally RSVP'd...have fun everyone!

    April 6, 2013

  • cindy

    Finally! Looking forward. :)

    April 5, 2013

  • LORI M

    only factor is work

    April 5, 2013

  • Pat M.

    I want to see Gretchen and Rosa...I think I could relate.

    April 4, 2013

    • Jean

      That one interests me as well. It has an 80% on RT (critic rating), 42% for audience. I don't think I've ever seen such a spread. I am also considering On the Road, despite the not so great reviews. It was, after all, screened at Cannes.

      April 4, 2013

    • Pat M.

      Actually it's GINGER and Rosa! (sorry!)

      April 4, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    Yeah, I'm in town for once, but I gotta agree The S. U. game may decide if I make it or not. Might be a last minute decision. I could miss the 1st half.

    April 4, 2013

  • Damir

    First timer here, any advice?

    March 22, 2013

    • Pat M.

      I've only actually made it to one meet up due to a variety of circumstances, but I definitely want to go again. I got to talk with people about the movie, which was a crazy flick(Killer Joe)! And I got some good food and great conversation with some friendly people!

      April 4, 2013

  • Larry O.

    My first thoughts are that I will have some hard choices to make Saturday. Hopefully whatever I choose not to see will still be playing on the 20th for the 2nd April meetup.

    April 4, 2013

  • Arnold M.

    Is there usually parking available at the Acanthus restaurant? The two block walk is a problem for me and I will probably drive over to the restaurant after the meeting.

    April 3, 2013

    • Brian

      A paid parking lot. I guess I am showing my age through my vocabulary. Or maybe my upbringing in Central NY.

      1 · April 4, 2013

    • Jane A.

      I figured it maent you had to pay.

      April 4, 2013

  • Brian

    I am interested in seeing "Lore" or "Admission." Depends on my mood on Saturday night.

    April 2, 2013

    • gretchen s.

      I saw Admission. Although you may like it, I felt it was very mediocre. I wished I waited until I could have rented it. Sorry, maybe you don't want to know this?

      April 3, 2013

    • Brian

      I usually don't like Tina Fey, but it depends on my mood at the time. Fun to talk about different ideas of mediocre. : ).

      April 3, 2013

  • Bonny M.

    Admission
    ‎1hr 57min‎‎ - Rated PG-13‎‎ - Comedy‎ - ‎7:10‎ pm

    The Gatekeepers (Shomerei Ha'saf)
    ‎1hr 35min‎‎ - Rated PG-13‎‎ - Documentary‎ ‎6:50‎pm

    Ginger & Rosa
    ‎1hr 29min‎‎ - Rated PG-13‎‎ - Drama‎ ‎6:40‎ PM

    On the Road
    ‎2hr 20min‎‎ - Rated R‎‎ - Action/Adventure/Drama‎ - Rated 2.6 out of 5.0
    ‎6:30‎pm

    Lore
    ‎1hr 49min‎‎ - Drama/War‎ - ‎7:00pm‎

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Huge Cuse fan, have to watch the game. Final Four!!

    April 3, 2013

  • Teresa

    I want to see the movie "Lore". I really like stories about World War II.

    April 3, 2013

  • Jean

    Looks like I'll have to go elsewhere for the Evil Dead remake :)

    April 3, 2013

  • Jane A.

    See you there!

    March 26, 2013

  • Barb

    Damir - only my 2nd time just relax and enjoy the movie u pick and come socialize afterwards everyone was very friendly & mention u are with the meetup when purchasing ur ticket for discount !! look for the meetup group and people will graciously help u !!

    March 25, 2013

  • gretchen s.

    thank you

    March 25, 2013

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