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As you've probably figured out, since theaters went dark in March of 2011, 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 Harvard Film Archive, the Coolidge Corner, and the Brattle. The latter two offer movies on-demand online. 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 Vudu, iTunes, YouTube, Amazon Prime, and Google Play, or free via your free subscription to kanopy (contact your local library). The Criterion Channel is an excellent source of classic films, available for a monthly fee. Occasionally, other vendors are a source of good movies, as well.


Carter, plus Shirley and John of the Boston International/Arthouse Group, 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. This summer, we ventured out to theaters twice, practicing anti-COVID measures to our satisfaction. Now, however, with the surge of the Delta variant, we're playing things week-to-week.

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.

Yours, S, J, & C

The Management ;)

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Landmark's Kendall Square Cinema

A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional twentieth century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch Magazine".

Director: Wes Anderson
Writers: Wes Anderson( screenplay by), Jason Schwartzman, (story), Roman Coppola (story)
Stars: Léa Seydoux, Timothée Chalamet, Christoph Waltz

'Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch," a pastiche centered on the France-based magazine supplement of a Kansas daily newspaper, has finally landed in Cannes' driveway more than a year after it was scheduled for delivery. (It's the only film from last year's official selection that waited for the next edition.) The good news is that it's one of Anderson's most ambitious films, with a densely nested structure that makes "The Grand Budapest Hotel" look positively linear.' - Ben Kenigsberg

'There’s always the suspicion that Anderson has spent so long choosing the font, he forgot to work out exactly it was he wanted to say. His characters frequently resemble a portfolio of quirks rather than anything recognisably human. The motto in Howitzer Jr’s office – “No crying” – speaks to the repressed emotions that underlie his films and only occasionally burst through. Thankfully, the movie is a gas. It moves with, well, dispatch, clattering along in its own eccentric way.' John Bleasdale

As this is opening weekend, we strongly recommend purchasing advanced tickets, as this film may sell out:


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