The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • May 4, 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,

There are some interesting selections at the Little this weekend to temp you inside from this beautiful weather.  There is "Renoir" (Rated R, 111 min., in Little 1 @ 6:30pm (French, with English subtitles)) that looks lush and beautiful, just like his paintings.  It is also about the elder painter's son, who was a a famous film maker.  Here is a description from the Little website:

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama Renoir tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. At the same time, Jean also falls under the spell of the free-spirited young Andrée. Their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with familial intrigue, as both Renoirs become smitten with the enchanting and headstrong young muse.

Check out a review of "Renoir" below:

Peter Rainer's review in the Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Movies/2013/0329/Renoir-explores-the-final-chapter-in-the-life-of-the-Impressionist

"The Company You Keep" (Rated R, 125 min., in Little 3 @ 6:50pm) is a thriller that has an old radical becoming a fugitive after exposure by an agressive young reporter.  The fugitive must find his ex-lover, the only person that can clear his name, before the FBI catch up to him.  This film was made by and stars Robert Redford, and seems to be in support of "homegrown terrorism."  You be the judge.  See the review below:

Review blog in the Canadian Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/mitch-wolfe/liberal-hollywood-icon-ro_b_3179715.html

On the lighter, mushier side there is "Starbuck" (Rated R, 110 min., in Little 5 @ 7pm).  Here is a description lifted from the Little Theater page:

Starbuck stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named Starbuck.

A not-so-good review of Starbuck from the NY Times

http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/movies/starbuck-a-french-canadian-comedy.html?_r=0

Finally there is "Disconnect"(Rated R, 115 min., Little 4 @ 7:10pm), a dramatic thriller about ordinary people trying to connect in today's wired world.  Here is a description from the Little website:

A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world. Disconnect explores the consequences of modern technology and how it affects and defines our daily relationships.

Review of Disconnect by Richard Roeper (taking over for Roger Ebert at Chicago Sun-Times)

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/disconnect-2013

Meet between the cafe and the back theaters (2-5).  Introduce yourself if you are new, ask "Is this the movie group?"  After the film, walk over to Ancanthus Cafe on East Ave (about a 2 block walk) for good food and conversation.

See you there.

Brian

 

 

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  • Brian

    Wonderful night. Thank you Teresa and Caroline for the surprise cake. It was beautiful and wonderful. You all make this group special! Many wonderful years to come.

    May 5, 2013

  • Sally

    Sorry to have missed it. Will have to catch "Renoir" sometime this wk.

    May 5, 2013

  • Dawn

    Loved Starbuck - I thought it was going to be a silly movie and it turned out to be a really thoughtful and endearing movie about family and love.

    May 5, 2013

  • Ruth

    I really enjoyed "Renoir" tonight. I would have missed this had it not been for "Meet Up." I met a couple of my friends, unexpectedly and decided to join them while I was there. Thanks Brian.
    Ruth

    May 5, 2013

  • Denise L.

    It was a great movie (I saw "Renoir"). I enjoyed meeting and talking about the movies at Acanthus afterwards. The 6th anniversary cake they surprised Brian with was amazing-I can't believe he has run the group for 6 years-Congratulations Brian!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • beverly Z.

    I'm planning on Disconnect. Want to see Renoir, but hope it's still playing on May 15, Little's free member night.

    May 3, 2013

  • diane f.

    I don't know I don't think so?

    May 3, 2013

  • Larry O.

    Didn't get much a chance to talk about 'Our Rhineland'. Would be interested in doing so with someone else who saw it at the Dryden.

    May 3, 2013

  • Brian

    I am leaning toward Disconnect. I will decide based on my mood.

    May 2, 2013

  • Larry O.

    Just got my Little Theater weekly preview email.
    I'm in for "Renoir" - based on the life of the artist.
    Little 1 at 6:30 pm.

    May 1, 2013

  • Ruth

    What films are screening on Saturday? I hope there is a Comedy, I could enjoy something light and entertaining.

    Ruth

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Ruth

    Hope to see y'all on Saturday. Ruth

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Sally

    Hoping to make it, I have a busy wkend but always like to see the group, and of course a good film!

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work:(

    April 24, 2013

  • Margot B.

    If you don't mind I'm bringing my cousin along since he will be here from out of town.

    April 21, 2013

    • Brian

      Great. Enjoy!

      April 22, 2013

  • Marcia

    :-(

    April 21, 2013

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