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Declare your independence from the multiplexes and see an independent, foreign classic, documentary or any thought provoking movie. We meet at landmarks like the Cedar Lee, Cinematheque, Art Museum, or a university and often walk to a locally owned restaurant to engage others on the film's true meaning.

Recommended contribution is $5 for the year. Fees are waived for active organizers of this group.

New to the group? Check this out. First Time Moviegoers link (https://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/pages/8987752/Note_to_First_Time_Moviegoers/)

List of events, groups and places about good films: http://movies.meetup.com/320/pages/?o ...


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Organizer Phone numbers. Link (private) (https://www.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/pages/28505313/Leader_phone_numbers/)

Upcoming events (2)

Juneteenth (virtual only)

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DESCRIPTION This touching new feature marks an auspicious debut for a Texas-born African American filmmaker. Nicole Beharie plays a Fort Worth single mom who has faced hardship since being crowned "Miss Juneteenth" when she was a teenager. Now she’s preparing her own daughter for the local pageant (and the college scholarship that accompanies it), but the rebellious 15-year-old resists. "Critic’s Pick…Explores how black women and girls navigate and support each other in a world that often fails them." Please rent it here as it helps the Cinematheque https://vimeo.com/ondemand/ciamissjuneteenth REVIEW Marking an impressive directorial debut, Miss Juneteenth is a straightforward story of mothers and daughters... It's also a terrific showcase for star Nicole Beharie. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/19/entertainment/miss-juneteenth/index.html Rotten Tomatoes: 99% CHIPPING IN OPTIONS The group is successful because we have so many people who chip in. The recommended $5 pays for the website, annual organizer meeting and for movie gift cards. Please verify that you have contributed within the last year. https://www.meetup.com/payments/dues_payments_made/ PAYPAL https://www.paypal.me/jimsimler ZELLE - Find your bank ([masked]) https://www.zellepay.com/get-started VENMO - Pay [masked] from your smartphone app https://venmo.com/ MEETUP. Pay directly with a credit card (note that Meetup takes out 17.6%). https://secure.meetup.com/clevelandfilm/contribute/

A Dry White Season

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EUZHAN PALCY A Dry White Season With this bracing drama, made at the climax of the anti-apartheid movement, director Euzhan Palcy issued a devastating indict­ment of South Africa’s racist government—and made history in the process, becoming the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio film. White schoolteacher Ben Du Toit (Donald Sutherland) lives in Johannesburg and remains blissfully incurious about the lives of his black countrymen until a wave of brutal treatment comes crashing down on his gardener (Winston Ntshona), bringing Du Toit face-to-face with harsh political realities. Based on a celebrated novel by André Brink and rooted in the first-hand research the Martinican Palcy did in South Africa into the way black people lived under apartheid, A Dry White Season is unflinching in its depiction of violence and its chronicling of injustice, making for a galvanizing tribute to those willing to sacrifice everything to fight oppression. Susan Eisler is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Susan Eisler's Personal Meeting Room Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/2943708667?pwd=VnRjUFFpQ05CTXhTM2pHb01lTDlMZz09 Meeting ID:[masked] Password: 4UiaQ9

Past events (1,510)

A Late Quartet

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