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UPDATE: For at least the rest of 2021, this group will be featuring both in-person and on-line movies. This will include documentaries as well as mainly "art house" type films. Also included will be all Oscar-nominated films for "Best Movie" shown in Bangkok cinemas each year. Movie discussions will be considered to be added if there is sufficient interest.

Joining this group is a good way to meet interesting people (Thais and expats), socialize, and make new friends over coffee and film discussions as well as see great movies at various Bangkok cinemas.

Everything happens in a relaxed atmosphere of coffee and snacks for an hour before the movie. In addition, you can stay with us after the coffee hour for a movie at one of Bangkok's leading cinemas. After the movie, we have an interesting 15-minute discussion of the movie.

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See FREE on YOUTUBE, "The Social Dilemma" Social media: Positive or Negative?

This is a repeat of our August movie BECAUSE IT IS NOW ***FREE*** on YouTube through October 31 as a public service. If you haven't seen it yet, read this article for good reasons to see this movie:

*** Outage and whistleblower testimony renew focus on dangers of Facebook’s global reach ***
The Washington Post, October 6, 2021

"Facebook is again mired in mounting troubles that have returned it to the spotlight. On Tuesday, whistleblower Frances Haugen appeared before Congress to detail how the social media giant’s focus on profits was causing societal harm, arguing that U.S. lawmakers needed to act. Many experts agreed it was damning testimony...."

The full article is at:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/06/facebook-global-reach-dangers-testimony/

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"The Social Dilemma" explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations.

You can see this movie FREE ANYTIME until October 31 on YouTube at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mqR_e2seeM

Set in the dark underbelly of Silicon Valley, "The Social Dilemma" fuses investigative documentary with enlightening narrative drama. Expert testimony from tech whistle-blowers exposes our disturbing predicament: the services Big Tech provides-search engines, networks, instant information, etc.-are merely the candy that lures us to bite. Once we're hooked and coming back for more, the real commodity they sell is their prowess to influence and manipulate us.—Sundance Film Festival

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Genre: Documentary / Drama
Director: Jeff Orlowski
Country: U.S. (2020)
Duration: 1 hr, 34 mins

Viewable FREE until Oct 31 at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mqR_e2seeM

RATINGS:
- 76% of viewers liked this movie (out of 72K votes)
- 86% of selected critics liked it (out of 65 reviews)

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Art, Organizer
Bangkok Coffee and Movie Meetup Group

"Pierrot le Fou", French entry for Best Foreign Film at the 38th Academy Awards

Uninterested in his wife, Ferdinand Griffon (Jean-Paul Belmondo) wearies of his stagnant life. But when the couple hires an enigmatic baby-sitter, Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), Ferdinand falls head over heels in love with her and abandons his family. He soon discovers, however, that his mistress is not who she seems. Pursued by foreign thugs, Ferdinand and Marianne steal a car and embark on a crime spree through the French countryside all the way to the Mediterranean.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins
Ratings:
- 76% of viewers liked this movie (out of 32K votes)
- 87% of selected movie critics recommended it (out of 45 reviews)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Star: Jean-Paul Belmondo
Language: French with English and Thai subtitles

**RESERVATIONS**: Use email: [masked] (and select your seat when you arrive at the venue and pay for your ticket). It's recommended that you make a reservation AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS. That's because the cinema has only 50 seats and will be operating initially at 50% capacity. **Already since opening, three showtimes have been SOLD OUT!**

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WHAT IS THE DOC CLUB & PUB?

Sept 10, 2021 - Bangkok just got a new movie house that, with revamped interiors, affordable eats and low-cost tickets, is a hangout meant for movie geeks and average cinema goers alike.

Carrying on a former tenant’s (Bangkok Screening Room) mission to screen films outside the mainstream, Doc Club & Pub opened this week for a sneak peek at its space, which aims to not only show great films but also be a hangout where cinephiles can meet over coffee or booze.

The venue aims to reach a broader audience with tickets that run as low as **THB150**. Venue members will get a further 10% discount.

Despite the name, the movies won’t be limited to documentary films (Documentary Club is the cinephile group now running the theater). Expect cinematic greats like Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire, queer classic Farewell My Concubine and South Korean psychological thriller Burning, which won overwhelming acclaim from Bangkok cinephiles when it showed in 2018.

DIRECTIONS TO DOC CLUB & PUB

2nd Floor, Woof Pack Bldg 1/3-7
Sala Daeng 1 Alley
Bangkok
Phone:[masked]https://docclubandpub.com/
https://www.facebook.com/docclubandpub
[masked] (for reservations)

Bangkok Screening Room is located on 2nd floor of Woof Pack building on the corner of Sala Daeng Soi 1 and Rama IV road opposite Lumpini Park. They are located next to the U Chu Liang building. The best way to get here is by public transport.

**From Lumphini MRT train station** take exit 2 towards So Sofitel hotel.
- Walk along Rama IV Road about 5 minutes, turn left into Soi Saladeang 1.
- There are 2 entrances to Woof Pack building (one is in the small alleyway next to a coffee shop called FIX / Another one is next to Guss Damn Good ice cream shop corner of Sathorn Soi 2.)

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**From Sala Daeng BTS station** take exit 4 towards MRT Silom.
- Turn right on the corner of traffic lights keep walking along Rama IV about 10mins pass U Chu Liang building.
- Then turn right into Soi Saladeang 1.
- There are 2 entrances to Woof Pack building (one is in the small alleyway next to a coffee shop called FIX / another one is next to Guss Damn Good ice cream shop corner of Sathorn Soi 2.)

For parking information:
https://docclubandpub.com/visit-us/

Art, Organizer
Bangkok Coffee and Movie Meetup Group

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