$5 Monday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! HER (6:50 PM)

Grab a drink and let's go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.

We meet Monday evenings to take advantage of their $5 Merry Monday Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we're shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you'd like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week!

See you at the movies!

Set in Los Angeles, in the near future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive and unique entity in its own right. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha,” a bright, female voice (Scarlett Johansson) who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.

From the singular perspective of Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Spike Jonze, Her is an original love story that explores the evolving nature—and the risks—of intimacy in the modern world.

Director: Spike JonzeCountry: USAGenre: Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sci-FiYear: 2014Run Time: 2:07:00imdb Score: 6.2/10 (229 votes)Language: EnglishRating: RCast: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson"Spike Jonze's singular, wryly funny, subtly profound consideration of our relationship to technology - and to each other."


Scott Foundas - VARIETY



"A screwball surrealist comedy that asks us to laugh at an unconventional romance while also disarming us with the realization that its fantasy scenario isn't too far from our present reality."


Ed Gonzalez - SLANT MAGAZINE



"With his new movie her... Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious."


Richard Corliss - TIME MAGAZINE



"If Her is ultimately better at considering the future than it is at taking us there, it resonates as an insightful reminder that love isn’t obsolete quite yet."

David Ehrlich - FILM.COM



FESTIVALS


New York Film Festival 2013

Hamptons Int'l Film Festival 2013


Please confirm film time the day of the show. The theater frequently changes showtimes.  If you want to be guaranteed a seat, BUY A TICKET IN ADVANCE at the Living Room Theater website http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm.  These are small rooms with assigned seats and they DO frequently sell out!!

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  • Martin T.

    Sorry I didn't stick around for the discussion, I was tired. My review here : http://martinteller.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/her/

    January 14, 2014

    • Martin T.

      Josh - sure

      January 14, 2014

    • Martin T.

      Daniel - Oh I totally get that it's about relationships. I knew that much already going into it. But I found the commentary on relationships less compelling than the potential for commentary on a very particular kind of relationship. That is, the film uses a very intriguing framework to make rather ordinary observations (though more insightful than the typical, say, romcom), when it could have exploited the unique scenario. I can't deny the impact the film has had on many (many!) viewers, but to me the content regarding relationships wasn't particularly fresh, so I tended to focus more on the things the film "isn't".

      January 14, 2014

  • Gretchen

    Glad that we had the Benson lobby option. I would like to have had more time to have heard further thoughts on this very stimulating film.

    January 13, 2014

    • arlene k.

      It was a good discussion, and I loved the Benson. Nice chatting with you, Gretchen.

      January 14, 2014

  • Jeffrey W.

    Couldn't get a ticket. Now I know more. Hopefully meet y'all soon.

    January 13, 2014

  • Josh

    Buy your ticket in advance. See instructions in description.

    January 13, 2014

  • Debra J.

    Hi. I just arrived in Portland and reside in the SE.. South of Foster. If possible, I would like to carpool or just go together with someone to the theater.. Please text me ..561-293-9544. Thanks!

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • Josh

      sorry Debra, i'm already in NW. see you at the theater.

      January 13, 2014

  • Elaine

    Who (besides Susie) is up for going to the Tuesday screening? I'd love to see/discuss this film, but have a conflict on Monday. Can we arrange another meetup for the folks who won't be able to make it on Monday?

    January 12, 2014

  • Kyle

    Just left theater. Only seats available are screen and handicap.

    January 12, 2014

  • Gretchen

    It's a scary thing! (As I'm sure Spike Jonze realized.) Why "Her" instead of "She"? object and possessive, not subject.

    1 · January 9, 2014

    • PortlandPrivateer

      I am incredibly excited to see this film, I've always been a Jonze fan. Hopefully the near unanimous love for this movie still leaves room for debate.

      January 9, 2014

    • Carrie P.

      I'm sure we'll find something to nitpick in there somewhere :)

      January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really want to see this, but have a time conflict. We'll try for Tuesday.

    January 12, 2014

  • Connie R

    I see that 47 of us have replied "yes". Since it's such a small theater I suggest you buy your ticket online in advance or you probably won't get in.

    January 11, 2014

  • Chris

    Just saw that Mark already signed me up as his +1 so changed my RSVP

    January 11, 2014

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