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  • Nov 21, 2012 · 6:15 PM
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What better way to spend the day before Thanksgiving than by watching a movie about our greatest President?  Lincoln specifically deals with Abraham Lincoln (two-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis) in his final few months of office, as he tries to end the Civil War and abolish slavery.  Directed by Steven Spielberg and running 2 hours and 30 minutes in length, the movie is based on Doris Kearns Goodwin's Pulitzer-Prize winning Team of Rivals.  Rated PG-13 for violence, scenes of carnage, and some strong language, it also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones.

We will be meeting for the 6:30 showing of this film.  Please arrive before 6:15 and look for me in the lobby, as I will be checking people in (I will be there around 6).  After the credits finish, we will be meeting outside the theater (in front of the doors that lead outside) before heading out for our voluntary post-movie discussion.  We'll wait for you if you have to use the restroom. :-) The post-movie discussion will be at Murphy's, since they're open late and serve both food and drinks.

Currently, Lincoln has a 90% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes:

And here is Roger Ebert's four-star review, though I won't be reading the review until after I see the movie:

Hope to see most of you there!

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  • Angela

    The movie was long, and in only one tiny part of thedialogue did they mention that the reaon the Civil War was started was because the North was trying to get the industrailization into the economy, and there was only one actor from the south who stated that they were fighting for their economy since it had existed on slavery for so long. I think it would have been a little more interesting if they had of mentioned this more at the beginning of the film to show why so many humans were caught up in this fight. It probably is also true that they were escalating social issues, but they were originated by the difference in lifestyles and knowledge that the North and the South had and, back in the day, there was no media to get everyone on the same page.

    November 23, 2012

  • Greg

    An excellent film on the ratification of the 13th Amendment. Daniel Day-Lewis IS Abraham Lincoln, and the supporting cast (particularly Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones) are excellent.

    November 21, 2012

  • Howard L

    Great movie

    November 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI. I went to see Lincoln this afternoon and thought I would let you know that the sound system at the Guild 45 theater was very bad. Couldn't understand some of the conversation (and there was a lot of it.) I wasn't the only one in the theater that felt it was way below par.

    November 19, 2012

    • George L.

      I organized a meetup to see The Sessions one week ago. It was being shown in the main screening room, next to the box office. I didn't have any problems hearing the dialog and no one in the group complained about this afterwards. My recommendation is to show up, and if the sound system is really that bad complain to the management before too much of the film has been projected and demand a refund. I don't think the Landmark Theaters push back on such demands if they are reasonable.

      November 20, 2012

    • Greg

      Working in a theater, myself, I agree with George. Also, you can ask at the box office if anyone has complained, since they may already have fixed the problem.

      November 20, 2012

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