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UPCOMING EVENT: Film - 'SHOPLIFTERS' (Cannes Film Festival 2018 Winner Palme d'Or)

WHERE / WHEN / DESCRIPTION / RSVP: see "Next Meetup" link at the top of this page (content accessible ONLY TO MEMBERS of 'Oscar Cinema') (MUST LOG-IN, email/password)

MEETUP ONLINE RSVP COVER CHARGE: $2.00 (Cinema tickets ($12) ARE EXTRA) (see NOTES 1 & 2 below)


After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is poor, barely making enough money to survive through petty crime, they seem to live happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

FILM CLIP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuaoRzuVqI0


INDIEWIRE: "stings of the loneliness of not belonging to anyone, and the messiness of sticking together"
VARIETY: compared it to Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, including a character akin to Fagin.


WHAT IS 'OSCAR CINEMA': Let's watch interesting films together, as a group, at York Region cinemas! I am hoping to build repeat participation! Repeat participation builds COMMUNITY! I want to build a COMMUNITY of film goers! Circumstances permitting, we will aim to meet for conversation/food/drink before or after the films. Participation is for adults 18 and over.


WHICH FILMS WILL WE WATCH: I would like to focus on films that have Academy Award / Oscar potential, international films, Canadian films, or those films which are less widely available/distributed.

OUR PAST FILMS: https://www.meetup.com/Oscar-Cinema/events/past/


- the value of locating unique films playing in York Region
- the value of attending the films as part of a like-minded group
- the value of various film commentary that the organizer sends to members before and after the films
- the value of meeting at a restaurant or pub before or after the films for film conversation when possible
- the value of an on-line forum to discuss the films viewed.
- the value of the organizer communicating the details of event attendance with the members and answering all members questions.

The $2 RSVP cover charge is an incentive for my organizational efforts at delivering this value. I look at it as the members/participants buying me a virtual cup of coffee for the event.

I am confident that as an organizer, I can provide a service with $2 worth of value (a cup of coffee) to the event participants.

I am hoping to build repeat participation! Repeat participation builds COMMUNITY! I want to build up a COMMUNITY of film goers!

The other larger MeetUp that I organize is FREE ( https://www.meetup.com/Partagez-le-francais/ )

WHAT ARE MEMBERS SAYING ABOUT THIS GROUP: http://bit.ly/oscar-group-reviews

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: This front page will not show some of the required information for attending films (e.g. cinema location, screening time and where to meet.) Complete event information is available at the "Next Meetup" link at the top of this page. This link content is only accessible to members. Members must be logged in to access these links. RSVPing online for films is compulsory.

WHO IS THIS MEETUP FOR : http://bit.ly/oscar-cinema-who (bring yourself and others !)


So please DARE to join, DARE to rsvp, DARE to participate and DARE to build community. If we build it... they will come! I know that is is not so easy to participate in a new group for the first time, but you will be surprised about how 'nice' Oscar Cinema members are! I know that it is hard to find the time for the movies... consider it as a little gift to yourself! The self-gift of two hours in the cinema that you surely deserve!

I would love to have your membership, your participation, your support for 'award winning' / unique cinema and your support for York Region cinemas! The things we support... are the things we will have!

Please let me have all your questions/ideas!

Your 'Cinema Tour Guide'!

BECOME A MEMBER FOR FREE (See NOTE 1 below for some tips.)

NOTE 1 There is no cost to 'sign up' to MeetUp or to 'join' Oscar Cinema (Sign Up and Join buttons are at the upper right of this page.) When you 'sign up' to MeetUp, supplying a photograph, or supplying your surname, or supplying your formal first name, or supplying supplementary information, is completely optional (In fact me, I personally give them as little information as possible. But that is me.) I also limit the amount of email that I receive from MeetUp by editing the Email Notification Settings as follows: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002879591-Editing-my-email-settings

NOTE 2 To RSVP for an event, 'join' Oscar Cinema (make sure you are first 'signed up' and 'logged in' to MeetUp) then click the event link at the top of this page (just below 'Next Meetup'). All the information for RSVPing will be provided there. Cinema tickets ARE EXTRA.

Q&A: Organization of Oscar Cinema (http://bit.ly/o-c-organization)


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