Past Meetup

Foreign Film Thursday: IDA at the Drexel Theatre


Join us on Thursday, June 26th for a special Foreign Film Thursday as we get together to watch the fabulous Polish film: IDA! Set in Poland in 1962, Ida follows an eighteen-year-old novitiate nun on the verge of taking her vows who discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Ida is already the winner of over 15 International Film Festival awards, including The London Film Festival (Best Film) and the Toronto Film Festival (International Critics Award).Here are the details and plan for this event:

DESCRIPTION: Set in 1962 Poland, an orphan is brought up by nuns in a convent. Before she takes her vows, she longs to see her only living relative. When she learns of her Jewish roots, both women start a journey not only to find their family's tragic story, but to see who they really are and where they belong. The film is directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and stars Agata Trzebuchowska.

Ida has earned a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which describes the film as, “Empathetically written, splendidly acted, and beautifully photographed, Ida finds director Pawel Pawlikowski revisiting his roots to powerful effect.”

Critic reviews:

• “Riveting, original and breathtakingly accomplished on every level, Ida would be a masterpiece in any era, in any country.” Godfrey Cheshire

• “Likely to remain the best movie of the year.” John Anderson, Newsday

• “The film is both delicate and unforgettable.” Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post


PLAN: Showtime has been confirmed! Purchase your ticket for the 7:00pm showing and meet inside the theater lobby between 6:20 and 6:40pm. Let them know you're with the Columbus Movie Group and tickets are just $7! The Drexel is also offering concession specials for the group! Receive a Small Popcorn or Medium Soda for just $2.50 each -- or grab one of both and call it the CMG $5 Combo! After the show, be sure to join us at the Rusty Bucket, located just down the block, for some post-movie conversation, food and drinks! Look forward to seeing you there!