What we're about

Ever felt frustrated after a truly great film 'cuz you couldn't mull it over with a like-minded friend?? We sure have!! Now you can meet with an eclectic and easy-going group of film fans, to share some great food, drink and interesting opinions about the film. We love movies that bring us to new places in our hearts and open our minds to different philosophies and ways of life. Some of the films we've seen: Another Year, The Fall, 4 Months 3 weeks and 2 days, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Burn after Reading, Milk, Sin Nombre, A Girl Cut in Two, Blue Valentine and Julie and Julia. Our venue seems to always be one of the Camera Cinemas (http://www.cameracinemas.com). Visit their website and see their special offerings for film lovers. We usually meet on the second Friday of each month and movie choices are posted on Tuesday (too difficult to get the Friday schedule before then). Occasionally "bonus" events are posted. We warmly invite you to join us for the next one!

Upcoming events (3)

SJ Indie Film - Monthly Meetup

Online event

Here is your usual placeholder for our regular monthly meetup - 2nd Saturday of the month. I'll post movie choices early in the week before and update when the vote closes. Some months we will have in-person meetups other months may be Zoom sessions - stay tuned.

Maybe someday in the future:
I ask for $1 if and only if you join us afterward for discussion. This is to defray my annual Meetup cost of $180. I do not post this as a charged event, because none of us want to use Meetup for money transfers, do we?

As usual we will go to a nearby coffeeshop or other venue for discussion and socializing after the film.

Now Voyager (1942) - US & UK review facilitated by Philip (US)

Online event

Now Voyager (1942) - US & UK review facilitated by Philip (US)

When
Sun Feb 13,[masked]pm – 1:30pm Pacific Time - Los Angeles

Zoom (see below)

Details

Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director: Irving Rapper
Cinematographer: Sol Polito
Writer: Casey Robinson
Based on: Novel by Olive Higgins Prouty
Score: Max Steiner (Oscar)

Cast:

Bette Davis (Oscar nominee, best actress leading role)
Gladys Cooper (Oscar nominee, best actress supporting role)
Claude Rains
Paul Henreid

Bette Davis is torn between love and self-fulfillment in this romantic melodrama

On Blu-ray for the first time

Nervous spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) is stunted from growing up under the heel of her puritanical Boston Brahmin mother (Gladys Cooper) and remains convinced of her own unworthiness until a kindly psychiatrist (Claude Rains) gives her the confidence to venture out into the world on a South American cruise. Onboard, she finds her footing with the help of an unhappily married man (Paul Henreid). Their thwarted love affair may help Charlotte break free of her mother’s grip—but will she find fulfillment as well as independence? Made at the height of Davis’s reign as the queen of the woman’s picture and bolstered by an Oscar-winning Max Steiner score, Now, Voyager is a melodrama for the ages, both a rapturous Hollywood romance and a poignant saga of self-discovery. -Criterion Collection 1991

Additional Reviews

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/aug/04/now-voyager-review-bette-daviss-sublime-sex-free-act-of-sublimation

https://www.avclub.com/bette-davis-collection-joan-crawford-collection-1798200825

The Poem

The Untold Want
Walt Whitman -[masked]

The untold want by life and land ne’er granted,
Now voyager sail thou forth to seek and find.

This is a combined UK and US film review and a great opportunity to meet new people and share different points of view across the countries.

Hope you can make it.

Philip

SJ Indie Film - Monthly Meetup

Online event

Here is your usual placeholder for our regular monthly meetup - 2nd Saturday of the month. I'll post movie choices early in the week before and update when the vote closes. Some months we will have in-person meetups other months may be Zoom sessions - stay tuned.

Maybe someday in the future:
I ask for $1 if and only if you join us afterward for discussion. This is to defray my annual Meetup cost of $180. I do not post this as a charged event, because none of us want to use Meetup for money transfers, do we?

As usual we will go to a nearby coffeeshop or other venue for discussion and socializing after the film.

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