We will be attending the 4:30 showing of “Nymph()maniac, Volume II” at the Varsity Theater located in Seattle's University District. This is the second of two controversial films directed by Lars von Trier. Here is a description of the film taken from Landmark Theatre's web site:
"Nymphomaniac Volume II picks up where Volume I leaves off, with the story of Joe's (Charlotte Gainsbourg) adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. The film also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr. Nymphomaniac marks Lars von Trier's follow-up to his critically acclaimed film Melancholia, and is his third consecutive collaboration with Gainsbourg. A groundbreaking filmmaker for more than two decades, von Trier's other film credits include Antichrist, Dogville, Dancer in the Dark and Breaking the Waves. Note: Nymphomaniac contains graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film. NO ONE UNDER 18 WILL BE ADMITTED"
And from the rottentomatoes.com web site:
"NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin) NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II picks up with the story of Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications"
Here is a preview of this film:
Nymph()maniac Volume II - trailer
This film has a 66 rating on rottentomtoes.com; here is the link to that web site where you can read or scan all of the reviews to see if this film is for you:
tomatometer - Nymph()manic Volume II
Greg, who hosted Nymph()manic Volume I, will not be able to host Volume II. I have agreed to schedule this meetup and to greet participants before 4:30, but because of a prior commitment I will not be attending the actual screening. My role will be to help plan the post film social hour which I will also not be attending.
Meet me in front of the Varsity Theater, on the sidewalk at 4:15. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will be wearing some type of hat (beret, hiker's rain hat, African brimless kufi). A head shot of me appears in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until the start of the program at 4:30.
Do not send text messages or post comments on the meetup.com web site at the last minute; I use a cell phone that does not have the capability to receive such text messages. Please call if you need to contact me.
There will be an optional snack and beverage stop at the conclusion of the film (conclusion = after all the credits have been shown). Interested participants: meet in front of the theater where you can select your social hour venue. My recommendations would be: Trabant Cafe (1309 NE 45th St), Sureshot Espresso (4505 University Way NE), and Cafe on the Ave (4201 University Way NE).