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This Meetup has a special place in its heart for bizarre and exciting films. I'm talking indie films, cult films, foreign (yes, with subtitles), some arthouse; anything off the beaten path or fresh (for its time). We'll watch films, of course, but if anybody's game, I'm itching to put together a few aspiring writers, actors, directors, cinematographers to produce indie films right here in the DC area.

If you enjoy a close relationship with names like Tarkovsky, Linklater, Godard, Waters, Lynch, Cronenberg, Jodorowsky, or Haneke but can't find others who do, this Meetup is definitely for you. If you have a fondness for Scorsese, Fincher, Anderson (either one), Kubrick, or the Coen brothers and would like to dig deeper into the film world, you should absolutely join us. If you really only get into coherent movies with definable plots and happy endings, on the other hand, this might not be your cup of meat.

Most of our shows are curated as public events for libraries around Northern Virginia, but we also choose the films for the Keepin' It Weird Wednesdays series at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse several times a year. We also occasionally go to movies already playing at movie theaters around the region.

Upcoming events (4+)

· I’m Your Man · by Maria Schrader

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In order to obtain research funds for her studies, a scientist accepts an offer to participate in an extraordinary experiment. She agrees to live with a humanoid robot, which has been designed specifically to make her happy.

■ Title — I’m Your Man
■ A.K.A. — Ich bin dein Mensch
■ Director — Maria Schrader
■ Cast — Maren Eggert, Dan Stevens, Sandra Hüller
■ Rated R for sexual content and language
■ ©2021 | 1h 48m | Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
■ German dialogue with English subtitles

■ Available free without ads to Kanopy subscribers (details below):
https://kanopy.com/video/im-your-man

Kanopy free streaming service is available to anyone with a library card from the District of Columbia or Loudoun County. If you have such a card but haven’t signed up with Kanopy yet, or if you have a card from another library and want to check if it offers Kanopy service, click here: https://kanopy.com/signup

While most local libraries are only providing limited onsite services, they will issue library cards online that give you access to digital resources such as Kanopy. Apply for them here:
District of Columbia: https://dclibrary.org/getacard
Loudoun County: https://account.library.loudoun.gov/obr/

• Starbucking • by Bill Tangeman

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Oddball Cinema returns to Beatley Central library with a story that would be unbelievable if it weren’t filmed as it happened: Winter (yes, this is his full name) is a man whose quest is to have a cup of coffee at every company-owned Starbucks in the world. His daily routine is astounding to observe, and as far as the director knows, the quest continues to this day.

■ Title — Starbucking
■ Director — Bill Tangeman
■ Cast — Winter, Frank Edward Nora, Howard Wen
■ Unrated, suitable for general audiences
■ ©2006 | 1h 13m | Documentary

Beatley Library’s closing time on Thursdays is currently 8:00pm. We need to be out of the meeting room by 7:30, so the movie will start promptly at 6:00.

· Kill Me Three Times · by Kriv Stenders

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This movie has too many people trying to kill too many other people, and the result is weird, crazy, violent fun. Simon Pegg plays a nefarious private investigator who accepts an assignment from a client of equally dubious character. Both run afoul of someone else’s murderous scheme that’s being executed (pun intended and you know it) in the same locale at the same time. The story is set in Australia, so in addition to a lot of killing there’s drinking and vulgarity a-plenty.

■ Title — Kill Me Three Times
■ Director — Kriv Stenders
■ Cast — Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga
■ Rated R for bloody violence, language, and sexuality/nudity
■ ©2014 | 1h 30m | Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

■ Watch it free with ads on Plex:
https://watch.plex.tv/movie/kill-me-three-times
■ Watch it free with ads on Pluto:
https://pluto.tv/en/on-demand/movies/kill-me-three-times-2014-1-1
■ Watch it free with ads on Tubi:
https://tubitv.com/movies/505320/kill-me-three-times
■ Available free without ads to Hoopla subscribers:
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11756872

Plex streaming service is supported by advertising and interrupts the movie about as frequently as other sites. No signup is required. A note about fullscreen mode on Plex: after clicking on the fullscreen symbol, move the pointer to the center of your computer screen. In a few seconds the controls will vanish.

Pluto streaming service is supported by advertising. The interruptions are kept to a reasonable frequency and are probably worth the convenience of getting quality movies delivered to your screen. The movies stream smoothly with high quality video and audio, and there’s no need to sign up on Pluto unless you want to maintain a watch list there.

Tubi streaming service is supported by advertising; commercials interrupt the show about as often as they do on other sites. The movies stream smoothly with high quality video and audio, and there’s no need to sign up on Tubi unless you want to maintain a watch list there.

· Paradox Lost · by Dennis Curlett

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A struggling screenwriter suffers no shortage of challenges both professionally and personally. His life takes a bizarre detour when a homeless person begins following him. Eventually the writer learns that there’s much more to the fellow than his unkempt appearance and chaotic demeanor. The story may confuse the viewer at times, but once the paradox comes into focus – many paradoxes, actually – the plot surges forward to a memorably peculiar ending.

■ Title — Paradox Lost
■ Director — Dennis Curlett
■ Cast — Clarissa Thibeaux, Danny Cymbal, Dennis Curlett
■ Unrated, suitable for general audiences
■ ©2021 | 1h 33m | Comedy, Sci-Fi
■ Barnaby Bates was always worrying about the future... until the day he found out there wasn't going to be one.

■ Watch it free with ads on Tubi:
https://tubitv.com/movies/623498/paradox-lost
■ Watch it free in HD with ads on Vudu (signup required):
https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Paradox-Lost/1925708
■ Available free without ads to Hoopla subscribers:
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/14611633

Tubi streaming service is supported by advertising; commercials interrupt the show about as often as they do on other sites. The movies stream smoothly with high quality video and audio, and there’s no need to sign up on Tubi unless you want to maintain a watch list there.

Vudu streaming service is supported by advertising. The interruptions are kept to a reasonable frequency and are probably worth the convenience of getting quality movies delivered to your screen. The movies stream smoothly with high quality video and audio. You’ll need to sign up for a free account to watch movies on Vudu; only an email address is required, no credit card number or any other information.

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· Why Don't You Play in Hell? · by Sion Sono

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