As you've probably figured out, since theaters went dark in March, your Classic/Indie Movie Group and your International/Arthouse Movie Meetup Group have joined forces to bring you weekly virtual screenings to enjoy individually, followed by weekly Saturday night ZOOM group discussions. We, your organizers, John, Shirley and Carter are doing our best to make these virtual events happen, and we are thoroughly enjoying ourselves – we hope you can say that too!
Boston has many high-class, non-profit theaters such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Coolidge Corner, the Harvard Film Archive and the Brattle. They offer movies on demand. Whenever it makes sense, we choose a movie from one of those local venues. In addition, on-demand viewing is increasingly available via on-line rental with Hulu, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Google Play. Occasionally, other vendors are a source of good movies, as well.
How This Works
Carter, Shirley and John work together to post a Meetup, early in the week.Rental information is explained in the posting.Members screen the film on their own, during the week.There's typically a 48 hour viewing period, from the time you first hit PLAY. ZOOM discussions occur every Saturday night from 7:20-8:50. To everyone who RSVPs, a ZOOM link will appear in a box to the right of the event page, to be used the night of the discussion. That should cover it, for you. We expect this arrangement to last until the lights come back on in adequately coronavirus-free theaters, at which point we'll address the question of where we go from here. Please feel free to reply to this message with your comments, concerns and suggestions. In the meantime, this is fun! We're really pleased at the attendance we're getting and the thoughtful feedback. Let it continue! We hope to "see" you this Saturday night.