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Merry Monday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! Sister


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!

 

NOTE: Monday, January 21st is a holiday, so the $5 special will not be available. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Sister

Simon (Kacey Mottet Klein) lives with his older sister (Léa Seydoux) in a housing complex below a luxury Swiss ski resort. With his sister drifting in and out of jobs and relationships, twelve-year-old Simon takes on the responsibility of providing for the two of them. Every day, he takes the lift up to the opulent ski world above, stealing equipment from rich tourists to resell to the local kids down in the valley. He is able to keep their little family afloat with his small-time hustles and his sister is thankful for the money he brings in. But, when Simon partners with a crooked British seasonal worker, he begins to lose his boundaries, affecting his relationship with his sister and plummeting him into dangerous territory.

 

  • Director: Ursula Meier
  • Country: France | Switzerland
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2012
  • Run Time: 01:37:32
  • imdb Score: 7.1/10 (1,100 votes)
  • Language: French | English
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Cast: Kacey Mottet Klein, Léa Seydoux and Martin Compston

"A compassionate look at two people bound by love and shared struggles in a world of haves and have-nots. Ursula Meier quietly goes for the emotional jugular in Sister. An often touching, sometimes funny story about a pair of castaways and the moral awakening that brings them together and shows Ms. Meier under the influence of the Belgian filmmaking brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne."
Manohla Dargis - NEW YORK TIMES

"A penetrating study of familial bonds, quietly devastating in parts, beautiful on whole and destined to make you fall in love with a practiced and entirely amoral preteen thief. . It’s Switzerland’s submission for Academy consideration for best foreign language film and deserves to make the final cut for nominees."
Mary Pols - TIME

"The writer and director Ursula Meier takes nothing special — or at least something extremely familiar (a child, left to fend for himself) — and quietly fills it with emotional meaning until you burst with tears. It took the final, breathtaking shot to realize the movie meant as much to me as it did. That’s not filmmaking. It’s sorcery. The movie’s realism curves outward into melodrama, the classical kind that relies on the power of imagery, symbolism, and circumstance to wreck you."
Wesley Morris - BOSTON GLOBE

"Beautifully observed... the official Swiss entry in the Oscar competition for foreign language film... haunting and sad. And absolutely worth seeing!"
Steven Rea - PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

AWARDS

Berlin Int'l Film Festival 2012
Special Award

Athens Int'l Film Festival 2012
Best Picture

Buster Int'l Children's Film Festival 2012
Best Buster Award

Cabourg Romantic Film Festival 2012
Best Actress

FESTIVALS

Stockholm Int'l Film Festival 2012

St. Louis Int'l Film Festival 2012

Alès Film Festival 2012

Créteil Int'l Women's Film Festival 2012

Trento Film Festival 2012

Taipei Int'l Film Festival 2012

Buenos Aires Int'l Festival of Independent Cinema 2012

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  • Marsha

    We liked the movie because it was emotionally evocative; however, the emotions it brought up are hanging heavy this morning! But to see a well-told tale that sticks with you is why we go to movies and theater, after all. We're still discussing the ending (I think my idea was the most logical explanation!). A good time!

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • Josh

    Fun crowd and great conversation after the film.

    January 22, 2013

  • Robert

    i'm new to this group. how do i find the group once i'm at the theater?

    January 21, 2013

    • Josh

      typically we meet after the film. look for me. if there's room in the bar, we'll stay and discuss there. if it's too full we'll walk a block and meet at the benson. at any rate, just look for me around the entrance or in the bar after the film. we'll wait about 5-10 minutes before we start/walk to the benson.

      January 21, 2013

  • Josh

    NOTE: that due to Monday being a holiday the typical special of $5 will not be honored. It will be at the normal price.

    January 18, 2013

    • Sarah

      Bummer, but I wanted to see Sister so that's good.

      January 18, 2013

  • Sarah

    What movie are we seeing?!?!? Can we specify?!?! A royal Affair, Sister and Mama are the ones I haven't seen yet that are coming up. I did see Royal actually, but I loved it and would see it again.

    January 18, 2013

    • Josh

      Yup! Monday is the new Tuesday. It's good every once in a while to switch things up.

      January 18, 2013

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