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
See you at the movies.
Movie recommendations below
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
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
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
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.
Saturday Movie event
Movie Group Page
Hope to see you there.