Movies not only entertain us, they inspire us and they encourage all different kinds of conversations. This group is for all movie lovers who not only want someone to go to the movies with, but share their thoughts with afterwards.
The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington offers compelling American and international films, restored classics, as well as entertaining popular films, adventurous and cutting edge films. They also have a fantastic cafe that is perfect for post-movie discussions.
A stylish political satire about a woman who risks everything to protect her home in the highlands of Iceland by waging a one woman war on the local aluminum industry that has been disfiguring her country.
Halla (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) has just learned she's been approved to adopt a child from a war-torn area in Ukraine, a long-time dream of hers. The only hitch is that she's an eco-terrorist. The proliferation of heavy industry, urged on by unscrupulous politicians, has been ruining Iceland's rugged landscape, and she's taken action. Halla soon becomes the scourge of the aluminum industry and is determined to see things through, but she can't help wondering: would it be more fulfilling to save hypothetical future lives or the life of the daughter she has yet to meet? Benedikt Erlingsson's second feature drills deep into the inevitable dilemmas plaguing almost everyone committed to the greater good. The political satire here is precise and rich. It's evident in the sleazy way the powers that be stoop to demonize Halla. At the same time, there's a puckish, postmodernist sense of humor percolating through the film. A tiny jazz band follows Halla everywhere she goes, reminding us that the revolution should be hopeful, not just gloom and doom. And it should come with cool music. (Iceland, 2019, 101 Mins., NR, Icelandic, Spanish, English, Ukrainian | Dir. Benedikt Erlingsson)
How our Meet-Up Works:
Purchase your movie ticket before hand at the box office or online. This event may sell out so it would be best to pre-purchase tickets.
Meet us 15 minutes before the movie starts in the cafe or lobby (7:15) If you can't find us, feel free to ask the box office or ticket checker staff where the meet up group is.
We will be having The post-movie discussion online just below.
I look forward to seeing you there!