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A laid-back community exploring classic philosophical questions through the medium of film. If you are sick of small talk, and truly dig investigating the human experience but don't have the time or the attention span for a book club, you will love our group. Member-selected films we discuss are not restricted in any major sense--art house to mainstream, inception to present day, almost all genres.

One criterion for film selection is its ability to inspire discussion focused on classic questions of philosophy. Special guest speakers on occasion may be announced. Members should enjoy hearing a diversity of opinions and have a healthy love/hate relationship with humankind. We meet to comment, criticize and thereby teach one another things we might not have considered about particular films and philosophies. 

PLEASE NOTE: We meet to discuss but do NOT actually screen the films! This is to allow time for ideas to marinate and to avoid copyright infringement issues.  Many of the initial films selected are showing in theaters.

WARNING: Sometimes, we select mediocre, pop culture, films --not just the "Masterpieces" as a college film appreciation course might line up. Our menu of films is Member-selected. Think Mystery Science Theater when we select such films...

CHECK DISCUSSION BOARD FOR LOCAL EVENTS AND OTHER MATTERS.  We avoid endorsing and promoting any particular commercial ventures.  But will share events that might be of interest to local community.

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Recent Meetups

  • July 13 · 7:00 PM

    I Heart Huckabees (2004)

    3 Cinephiles | 1 Photo

    Join us for a discussion of the sui generis existential comedy from David O. Russell (Joy, American Hustle.) Note that we will not be screening the film at the Meetup,... Learn more

  • June 12 · 11:00 AM

    Network (1976)

    3 Cinephiles | 5.00

    “Network” will shake you up. Paddy Chayefsky’s absurdly plausible and outrageously provocative original script concerns media running amok... a potent commercial blend... Learn more

  • May 7 · 11:00 AM

    Eye In The Sky (2016)

    3 Cinephiles | 5.00

    "The premise here is inherently gripping. Major figures from a militant Islamist group are gathering in a house in Nairobi, Kenya. They’re intent on very imminent and... Learn more

  • April 2 · 11:00 AM

    The Thin Blue Line (1988)

    4 Cinephiles | 5.00

    "More like a waking nightmare than a docudrama. A true story of murder and justice evidently miscarried, wrapped in the fictional haze of a surrealistic whodunit."  --... Learn more

  • March 12 · 11:00 AM

    The Hateful Eight (2016)

    12 Cinephiles | 4.50

    "Tarantino is a lot of things, but politically correct isn't one of them. Safe doesn't interest him. He brings the war home, baby, with all the political, geographical,... Learn more

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