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Welcome to pub style trivia -- online!
This week's theme: The Low Down-Town
You'll need access to zoom via computer, tablet or phone. You'll also want a piece of pen and paper hvandy. If you have a group of people you want to play with, great! If you come alone, you'll be placed in a group unless you really want to fly solo, you brave person you!
The only big rules are to have fun, don't cheat (I know it's tempting -- but this is not "how fast can I google" trivia), and be respectful.
6:30 - 7:00 MDT is Happy Half Hour -- come and chat, or skip this if you want.
7:00 MDT we start game play! We're always done right around 9 p.m.
We will be joining a couple of other Meetup groups at this time to insure we have big enough numbers (Denver Cinema Club and Solo Not Sorry).
BYOP (bring your own popcorn)!
Free to play, but tips via Venmo & PayPal are appreciated.
Join us for Mass, a drama about a meeting between four parents: two whose son was killed in a school shooting, and two whose son was the shooter. The film has gotten raves for its ensemble cast, and it has an excellent "95% Fresh" critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is reportedly a tough watch, though, so please read a review or two before RSVPing.
Here is a description of the film: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/denver/film-info/mass
Here is the trailer: https://youtu.be/oU56Ns1nXsE
And here is the film's page on Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/mass_2021
We'll meet at 4:15 for the 4:30 matinee. Tickets are just $7.00. After you buy your ticket, look for me in the lobby; I will be holding a small Denver Cinema Club sign. After the movie we'll meet again in the lobby, then walk around the corner to Pho and 6th (https://www.phoon6th.com/) for dinner and conversation. If you plan to watch the film but not go to the restaurant, please leave a comment below so I can adjust the reservation.
If you are new to the group, or if you haven't been out with us for a while, or if you've just forgotten how things work, please read our "How to DCC" page at http://tinyurl.com/dcc-and-me .
Register for the event here: https://www.denverlibrary.org/event/saturday-matinee-walter-chaw-and-lucky-mckee-talk-evil-eye-1963
Join film critic Walter Chaw and director, writer, and actor Lucky McKee to talk about this film. The Evil Eve is available on DVD to DPL cardholders through WorldCat, a collection of over 2 billion items from libraries across the world. The film will not be shown at this online event, so please take the time to locate and view it prior to the discussion.
If you would like to attend this film discussion, please register at the link above for the event and your login and password will be sent to you 30 minutes prior to the start. Film and book recommendations will be emailed after the event concludes.
Disclaimer: The Denver Public Library takes great pride in designing programs and services for the unique communities that we serve. We make our resources, services and expertise available for all, and prioritize open access to information. Be advised that the views expressed by the presenters or guests are their own and may not represent the views of Denver Public Library.
Recording notice: This event will be recorded for later viewing on DPL's YouTube channel. Only the presenters' video and audio feeds are captured.
ATTENTION: This program takes place at 11:30am Mountain Standard Time, which converts to:
10:30am Pacific (Los Angeles, CA)
12:30pm Central (Chicago, IL)
1:30pm Eastern (New York, NY)
DCC invites interested members to a special presentation by John Anzalone on French fashion illustrators of World War One. Oct 31, at 1pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6046299906
Dressed to Kill: Fashion illustrators of the Great War.
The rise of the great Parisian fashions houses at the turn of the 20th century was strikingly chronicled in luxuriously illustrated fashion journals and portfolios that quickly became a signal feature of the publishing field of the times. Artists like George Barbier, Charles Martin, André Marty, Eduardo Benito and Georges Lepape created an immediately recognizable and distinctive profile for the very idea of style.
When war broke out in 1914, the haute couture industry was directly affected and the fashion journals suspended publication. The artists, however, continued working by recycling themselves into war illustrators; many of them in fact served in the trenches. Often, they used the same techniques and values that had informed their fashion plates to provide a singular vision of the French at war. By representing French panache in elegant soldiers, beautifully dressed and mannered “marraines”(the so- called “godmothers” of the home front), and battlefields from which grime and gore were banished, these illustrators contributed their own significant chapter to the culture wars that are fundamental to our comprehension of the course of the conflict.