The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • July 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,

There are some new selections at the Little this weekend.  There is "The Kings of Summer"(Rated R, 95 min. in Little 5 @ 7pm), a coming-of-age story of three boys running away from society by building a cabin in the woods.  Reviews say great acting, but a story that overexplains at times and pulls its punches.  You be the judge.

Review from RogerEbert.com of "The Kings of Summer"

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-kings-of-summer-2013

"The Attack"(Rated R, 102 min., in Little 3 @ 6:30pm in Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles) is a story of a successful Israeli-Palestinian surgeon whose wife was a suicide bomber.  Because of her actions, he longs to understand her and looses everything because of her actions.  Emotional film.

NPR review/summary of "The Attack"

http://www.npr.org/2013/06/20/191729531/in-tel-aviv-an-attack-with-consequences-for-the-heart

"What Maisie Knew" (Rated R, 99 min., in Little 1 @ 7:15 pm) is a story of a little girl caught between the childish power struggle of a custody battle between her parents.  The 6 year old girl grows and learns how to navigate her parents selfish behavior.  Starring Julianna Moore, Steve Coogan and Onata Aprile as the little girl.

Review from the Seattle Times of "What Maisie Knew"

http://seattletimes.com/html/movies/2021087256_moviemaisiexml.html

As usual, arrive at 6pm or 20 minutes before your movie starts.  We meet between the ticket booth and the cafe.  Look for the group and ask "Is this the movie group?"  If we have more than 10, we can ask for the discount of $1 off your ticket.

For this get together, we will be going to Matthew's on East Ave (just next to the Little 1 on East Ave.) due to Ancanthus being closed this Saturday.  If you are the first there, just tell them we have a reservation for the "Movie Group."  Sit with the people that saw your same movie and let the conversation begin.

If parking is a problem, there is a garage on Scio and East that is not too far away.

See you Saturday.

Brian

 

 

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  • Sandrine

    Hi Heather, Aaron, Tom; wish I'd gotten a chance to meet/speak to more people; the noise level did work against conversation, which I find often to be the point of getting together after the films--to get good discussions going.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Sally

    "Augustine" was a little disappointing - I expected more of a plot...it ended with many unanswered questions.

    1 · July 7, 2013

    • heather

      Hi Sally,

      1 · July 7, 2013

    • heather

      I had the exact same reaction. I think the film was interesting because of the intentional ambiguity. I interpret the end (there are multiple interpretations) that the girl took the moral high ground over the questionable ethics of the doctor by helping him to attain his goal, then had the bravery to leave him. However, I wanted confirmation that she was indeed cured from her disorder--or not.

      1 · July 8, 2013

  • heather

    Hi Brian,

    Sorry you couldn't make it, but I attended my first movie meetup successfully lol. It was fun. I met some great new people (hi Sandrine, Aaron, Tom, Shelly) and had some interesting conversations about all the movies, not just mine. So glad you exert the time and effort to conduct these. . . thanks!

    July 7, 2013

  • Ruth

    I enjoyed the movie: "What Maize Knew." It was very well done for children are more aware of their surroundings and the interactions between adults than are given credit. They find a way to get the best from all parties involved. This notion was obvious in the movie.

    Ruth

    July 7, 2013

  • Larry O.

    Just a comment as it pertains more to me than others. Matthew's was a fine place. The staff was friendly and very understanding of our needs. Hats off to them. However, the acoustics for me were overwhelming in that with some high-end frequency hearing loss, it was really difficult, if not impossible at times, to hear those near me.
    Acanthus was closed, and Brian made a sound decision on an alternate venue, so Matthew's makes sense, but I will be glad to get back to Acanthus where, I believe, the walls are a bit more sound-absorbing.
    As always, "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few ... or the one." ;<)

    July 7, 2013

  • Dawn

    The Kings of Summer reminded me just how fragile we are, especially about our hopes and dreams.

    July 7, 2013

  • Larry O.

    As always, a great time with great people. "The Attack" is fascinating study of a man whose whole life unravels when his wife launches a deadly suicide attack. While some may find the presentation too balanced, it allowed the audience to focus on the personal devastation to this man's life rather than the over-arching politics of the region/issues.

    July 6, 2013

    • Jill M

      I'm looking forward to catching up with that one.

      July 7, 2013

  • Marcia

    What Maisie Knew was a great choice for me. The gathering @ Mattthews was awesome. I got to see old acquaintances and met some new ones. Thanks Brian.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Thomas O.

    Kings of Summer was a great movies.

    July 7, 2013

  • Trevor

    Good times!

    July 6, 2013

  • Caroline

    ...just returning home from another event..hope to arrive @ The Little in time for the 7 p.m. show; if not, then I'll see you all next time.

    July 6, 2013

  • Sally

    I'm seeing Augustine...see you all there!

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • Jill M

      I've been confusing "The Attack" (playing at Pittsford Cinema) with "The Attacks of 26/11" (playing at Little Theatre) Or am I mistaken? If not, I think I'll see "Augustine" too!

      July 6, 2013

    • Jill M

      I was mistaken! "The Attack" plays @ 6:30 - thelittle.org

      July 6, 2013

  • Brian

    I can't make the movies tonight, but will catch up with people after at Matthew's. I have been working on replacing my porch roof all day (and yesterday, and probably tomorrow).

    July 6, 2013

  • beverly Z.

    I'm seeing The Attack. Sounds like a winner.

    July 6, 2013

  • Kim

    Hi..I'm hoping I can make it. If I don't; enjoy.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it tonight.

    July 6, 2013

  • Jeffery Scott C.

    Can anyone help me to get a ride from gates Newyor to the meetup event?
    if so email me at [masked] thanks

    July 3, 2013

    • Thomas O.

      Hey Jeffery, I am also in Gates, I will be taking the bus to down town.

      July 6, 2013

  • Thomas O.

    This is my ranking: (at least right now) I am easy to watches any of the following.
    1. Kings of Summer
    2. The Attack
    3. Augustine
    4. What Maisie Knew
    O'B

    July 6, 2013

  • Jill M

    Hmmm, this is a tough choice....

    1 · July 5, 2013

    • Sally

      agreed, several good choices!

      July 5, 2013

  • Daniel I.

    I have had sincere hopes of making this meetup event, but something always came up. I will be attending this one.

    July 5, 2013

  • Marcia

    See you there!

    July 5, 2013

  • Jill

    Looking forward to a day of hiking followed by Movie Meet Up.
    Thanks JO

    July 4, 2013

  • Sheila A. L.

    I hope the rain holds out so we can all meet at Acanthus and chat. I missed that last time.
    Happy 4th to all
    Sheila

    July 1, 2013

    • Brian

      Sheila, we will be going to Matthew's on this Saturday, right down East Ave towards downtown.

      July 2, 2013

  • John B.

    I'm looking forward to seeing new and long-term friends.

    July 1, 2013

  • Teresa

    i think I want to see Kings of Summer. The other movies seem really pretty heavy for a summer evening especially after the jazz fest! I found a link to the movie. It wasn't on the Little Theater description. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyaF-sbdZJQ

    July 1, 2013

  • Larry O.

    My ranking: (at least right now)
    1. The Attack
    2. What Maisie Knew
    3. Kings of Summer
    4. Augustine

    July 1, 2013

  • Ruth

    I found the link to the movie for Saturday. Thank you, Brian. The movie sounds to real to life!

    July 1, 2013

  • Ruth

    What's showing on Saturday? I did not find your recommendations, Brian. I hope Rudy will find this to be a fun group as I did.

    July 1, 2013

  • Brian

    Here is the menu for Matthew's:

    http://matthewseastendgrill.com/new_matthews_east_end_grill_menu_2012.php

    It shows a bit small on your screen, so you may have to use <command +> to make it bigger. And to return to normal <command -> to make it smaller.

    July 1, 2013

  • Brian

    Due to Ancanthus being closed on this Saturday, July 6th, we will be meeting at Matthew's on East Ave. It is just next to the Little 1 on East Ave. heading towards the city. I made a reservation, so just tell them you are looking for the "movie group" table. Thanks Teresa for covering the groundwork on the change.

    See you at the movies.

    Brian

    June 30, 2013

  • Larry O.

    Here is the link to the "Coming soon" page for The Little.
    If these are all playing, that is five great movies. Talk about tough choices.

    https://thelittle.org/comingSoon.php

    June 27, 2013

  • Larry O.

    If they don't change the listings between now and then, sounds like some really good movies.

    June 27, 2013

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