• "Burning" @ Embarcadero SF - Steven Yeun in attendance for Q&A!
    Loosely based on the story "Barn Burning" by Haruki Murakami, "Burning" patiently lures audiences into a slow-burning character study that ultimately rewards the viewer's patience -- and subverts many of their expectations. Actor Steven Yeun will be in attendance for a Q&A. We'll meet at 7.15pm for the 7.30pm show. Buy your tickets immediately - the show will sell out! https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/embarcadero-center-cinema/7487825

    EMBARCADERO CENTER CINEMA

    1 Embarcadero Center · San Francisco, CA

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  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? @ Aquarius
    Melissa McCarthy leaves comedy territory and delivers a stunning performance in this serious drama. She portrays Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of step with the marketplace, she turned her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). We'll meet at the theater 15 minutes before showtime. Please stay after the movie to join us for dinner and a discussion at Crepevine.

    Aquarius Theatre

    430 Emerson St · Palo Alto

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  • The Sisters Brothers @ CineArts PA Square: Bros who slay together, stay together
    If you're interested in a chat over dinner, after the movie, note "Dinner" in the comments, so we can gauge interest. Check the Comments later, for instructions and possible venue. Show time: 4:55 PM (Seats are NOT reserved) French director Jacques Audiard (Un prophete, Rust and Bone) continues his explorations into the nature of masculinity, male bonding, and violence, in an unusual setting... It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents...and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo's assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other's methods. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California - a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?

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    CineArts @ Palo Alto Square

    3000 El Camino Real · Palo Alto

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  • The Hate U Give @ Century RWC 20
    Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MM8OkVT0hw Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right. THE HATE U GIVE is based on the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Angie Thomas and stars Amandla Stenberg as Starr, with Russell Hornsby, Regina Hall, Common, Anthony Mackie and Issa Rae. We'll meet at 7pm for the 7.20pm show. Buy your tickets upfront - the movie is playing on one of the smaller indie screens. If you want to join us for a bite before the show come to Cafe La Tartine across the street from the theater by 6.15pm.

    Century 20 Redwood City

    825 Middlefield Rd · Redwood City, CA

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  • Monsters And Men @ CineArts Palo Alto Square
    We'll meet in the lobby of the theater no later than 7.15pm. Monsters And Men In this timely movie Reinaldo Marcus Green smartly reformulates the traditional construction of "protagonist" to magnify the power of perspective. Green tells the story of how the footage of a police shooting affects the lives of three upstanding men - a young father striving to support his new family, an African American cop dealing with the fallout of his colleague's mistake, and a star high school athlete who becomes politicized by the incident. Each man is very different, but they equally feel the urgency of the question they must all face: should I take moral action or remain safely on the sidelines? Green provokes viewers to ask themselves the same question.

    CineArts @ Palo Alto Square

    3000 El Camino Real · Palo Alto

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  • Farenheit 11/9
    "Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 11/9" is a provocative and comedic look at the times in which we live. It will explore the two most important questions of the Trump Era: How the f**k did we get here, and how the f**k do we get out? It's the film to see before it's too late." —Rotten Tomatoes Come join Palo Alto Independent Films, Explore the Bay, and Silicon Valley Social for dinner and the most eagerly awaited film of the year! DINNER: 6:00pm at Café La Tartine. We'll meet at the tables outside. INDICATE IN YOUR RSVP IF YOU'RE COMING FOR DINNER. MOVIE: 7:30pm, Cinemark Redwood Downtown 20. PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE. MISC: We'll be eating outside, so you may want to bring a jacket or sweater.

    Century 20 Downtown Redwood City

    825 Middlefield Road Redwood City · Redwood City, CA

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  • A Simple Favor @ Century 20 RWC
    Join us for the neo-noir thriller that centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge. We'll meet in the upper lobby of the theater around 7 pm for the 7.25 pm show, If you'd like to join us for dinner before the movie, come to Bistro Green Leaf a few doors down from the theater at 6 pm. See you at the movies :)

    Century 20 Downtown Redwood City

    825 Middlefield Road Redwood City · Redwood City, CA

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  • Lecture - Women in Early Hollywood: The Untold Story
    Now for something different ... UCSC is hosting the lecture series "Prof and a Pint" - and this particular lecture centers around "Women in early Hollywood". This should be interesting! https://www.meetup.com/UCSC-Prof-and-a-Pint-Lecture-Series/events/252223540 Many people are familiar with the work of D.W. Griffith and Cecil B. DeMille, the so-called “fathers” of American cinema. But what about Lois Weber, Alice Guy Blaché and June Mathis, women once prominent in early Hollywood but now largely forgotten? Shelley Stamp, Professor of Film + Digital Media, will chart the extraordinary role that women played in the first decades of moviemaking – directing and producing films, writing screenplays, shaping fan culture and early film criticism, running theaters and showing films in their classrooms, libraries, and community centers. Shelley Stamp is a Professor in the Film & Digital Media Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the Founding Editor, Feminist Media Histories; author of Lois Weber in Early Hollywood; winner of the Michael Nelson Prize from the International Assoc. for Media and History; and winner of the Richard Wall Special Jury Prize from the Theatre Library Association. You can reach her at http://people.ucsc.edu/stamp/ and @StampShelley.

    Forager Tasting Room and Eatery

    420 South First Street · Santa Jose, CA

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  • The Little Stranger @ Century RWC 20
    Join us for a classic gothic tale. Domhnall Gleeson stars in this period piece that tells the story of Dr Faraday, the son of a housemaid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. During the long hot summer of 1948, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall, where his mother once worked. The Hall has been home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries. But it is now in decline and its inhabitants - mother, son and daughter - are haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life. When he takes on his new patient, Faraday has no idea how closely, and how disturbingly, the family's story is about to become entwined with his own. We'll meet at 4.45 pm in the upstairs lobby, by the windows. Showtime is 4.55pm. Please stick around after the movie if you'd like to join us for dinner.

    Century 20 Downtown Redwood City

    825 Middlefield Road Redwood City · Redwood City, CA

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