$9 Holiday Monday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! The Best Offer (7PM)

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 $9 Merry Holiday 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!

THE BEST OFFER

The film tells a story of love and deceit, set in Europe (Trieste, Bolzano, Fidenza, Rome, Milan, Merano, Vienna, Prague) in the world of high-end art auctions and antiques. The story revolves around Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush), an elderly and esteemed, but somewhat eccentric, managing director of an auction house. Oldman is hired by a reclusive young heiress, Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks), to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. An astute young artificer, Robert (Jim Sturgess), then aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire's belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her, and how to deal with his feelings towards her. Oldman's poise and prestige is counterpointed by an ongoing scam whereby his friend Billy Whistler (Donald Sutherland) helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings.

Director: Giuseppe TornatoreCountry: ItalyGenre: Drama | RomanceYear: 2014Run Time: 02:10:55imdb Score: 7.8/10 (14,860 votes)Language: EnglishRating: Not RatedCast: Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks"A stunning performance by Geoffrey Rush elevates this beguiling tale that explores authenticity and all its priceless facets - from the elite art world to that of human emotions."


Louise Keller - URBAN CINEFILE

"Part of the pleasure in watching 

The Best Offer

 is the elegant, unassumingly suspenseful way it unfolds. You never quite know where it’s all headed, in part because it never quite tells you what kind of movie it is. I called it a “romantic thriller,” but there’s a lot more movie here than that."


Bilge Ebiri - NEW YORK MAGAZINE

"Clearly at a phase in his career where he can do no wrong, Geoffrey Rush is the aloof, germaphobic, magnetic core of a beguiling tale about fine art, art auctions, fake paintings, antique automatons and wealthy urban hermits. Great stuff."


Jim Schembri - 3AW

"An English-lingo art world thriller with shades of 

Hugo

..."


Jay Weissberg - VARIETY

AWARDS


David di Donatello Awards 2013
Best Film, Director, Sets & Decorations, Score and Costumes

Silver Ribbon Awards 2013
Best Director, Producer, Editor, Score, Scenography and Costumes

European Film Awards 2013
Best Composer

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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  • Gretchen

    Interesting representation of a messed up man. I enjoyed the sets, properties, costumes, and lighting, but mostly, the film made my feet itch to take a trip! I was having trouble figuring out where the film was located: felt rather like Vienna, but the house was called a "villa." The "Night & Day" cafe would have been in Prague.

    January 21, 2014

  • Steve S.

    0

    January 21, 2014

    • Gretchen

      ?

      January 21, 2014

    • Steve S.

      The 0 was a response to the after movie discussion question. Tho the movie was fun to watch it was a bit of a shaggy dog story on the swindler getting swindled.

      1 · January 21, 2014

  • Dianne S.

    Thoroughly enjoyed The Best Offer!

    January 20, 2014

  • Dianne S.

    I went and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and the Living Room Theatre. The movie took all sorts of twist and turns into deception. Those of you who didn't show up you missed a good movie!
    Thanks for scheduling Josh!

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Josh

    If no one steps up, we will not have any leadership at the meetup tonight. Please accept our apologies.

    January 20, 2014

  • Josh

    Tickets are 9 because of the holiday. I'm in parkcity any chance someone can take the reigns tonight?

    January 20, 2014

  • Martin T.

    Gonna skip this one, just not that interested in the movie.

    January 20, 2014

  • Gretchen

    I bought a ticket forgetting that I already had one! I'd be happy to sell the extra to someone for what I paid for it. Call me at[masked]-2524. If no takers I'll arrive early, claim it and stand next to the ticket window until someone wanting to see the film is told that there's no seating left.

    January 20, 2014

  • Debra J.

    I just realized, I signed up for 2 meetups on Monday.. I'm a eager new Portlander ;) Sadly, I think I need to back out of this, sorry,.. although I was at Living Room last night to see HER.. loved the place and movie!! TICKET! - If someone wants to buy my ticket and go.. please contact me ASAP.. [masked] .. Thanks..

    January 18, 2014

  • Debra J.

    If anyone would like to meet prior for a nice introduction go together from SE ..please feel free to contact me.

    January 16, 2014

    • Linda

      Hi Debra, I will be working in Gresham that day and going through SE, likely going down Powell, but not sure what time. I usually go a bit early and get a bite to eat there.

      1 · January 16, 2014

    • Debra J.

      Hi Linda. Keep me posted on your plans.. feel free to contact me via cell#[masked] .. It's better for me.. Thanks.

      January 17, 2014

  • Dianne S.

    Have you had to buy ticket in advance at any of the other showings at this venue. Tickets are priced on the site and they add $1 for handling if you buy in advance..
    so the question is ...do we need to buy tickets prior to evening?

    January 16, 2014

    • Martin T.

      Shows frequently sell out at the Living Room theater! It is a good idea to either buy tickets online or show up very early to buy at the box office. Like half an hour early.

      January 16, 2014

    • Debra J.

      I bought my ticket earlier at the theatre.. most seats are filled. It's best to buy ticket asap.. and it's $9 due to holiday.. MLK day.

      January 17, 2014

  • Josh

    Tickets are $9

    January 16, 2014

  • Lauren S.

    How much are tickets on Monday since it is a holiday?

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'm presuming everyone will be inside in the bar/restaurant area?

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi- what exact time do you meet? 6:50? 7pm? where doyou meet (inside in bar area?) -- how can I recognize your group- will be first time for me to join you --
    thx
    teresa

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • Debra J.

      Me too. Yes, inside..

      January 16, 2014

  • Cheryl C.

    Just a reminder, this is MLK day and I believe the Living Room theater charges normal prices on holidays.

    1 · January 14, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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