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The Immigrant: Cedar Lee Theatre/Lopez

Synopsis: 1921. In search of a new start and the American dream, Ewa Cybulski and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno, a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando - a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin - restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, but she has not reckoned with Bruno's jealousy.

Stars Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner.   

4:30 P.M. MOVIE  at the Cedar Lee Theatre

If you don't connect with us in the lobby beforehand, we will meet near the exit doors afterwards, then proceed across the street to Lopez.

6:45 p.m. DINNER/DISCUSSION at Lopez on Lee

In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed.


James Gray's latest tale of melancholic woe and spirits in emotional turmoil takes us back to when America was the land of opportunity for the tired, poor, huddled masses. The director's fifth feature is once again centered in New York, where past entries like "Little Odessa" and "Two Lovers" took place, but "The Immigrant" takes us back ninety years, putting a classical spin on his typical tale.

I find "The Immigrant" to be a fine film with a great deal to say, and it acts as a beautiful showcase for Cotillard.

~Ser_Stephen_Seaworth, reviewer


Visit the First Time Moviegoers page .

In the world of Independent films, it is recommended that you check back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant, location or time has not changed 


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  • Renu

    Overall, I thought the movie was very interesting and well done...although, not perfect. The sepia tones gave it the look and feel of an old photograph. The mood was grim but the story and the characters held our attention. It was also very Christian--it reminded me both of Fellini's La Strada and Dostoevsky. Joaquin Phoenix was amazing! And, after thinking about it, I'm not sure about Cotillard's character. Not sure whether it was her acting or the way her character was written, but it didn't work.
    Lynda, great evening, as always. Loved sitting on the patio at Lopez. Thanks for organizing.

    June 2, 2014

  • Harlan

    I saw it yesterday. I thought the acting and story were good. What did you think?

    June 1, 2014

    • Lynda

      Yes, good movie... though personally, I was less than thrilled with Cotillard's performance. (I was alone in feeling this way.) I found her constantly dazed state and indecisiveness to be frustrating--I think because I failed to realize that she had fallen in love with her captor, thus didn't really want to leave him.

      June 2, 2014

  • Lynda

    Because I updated our reservation count, the Lopez manager even guaranteed patio seating!

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Susan W.

    I am sorry to bow out but I have awakened with something that is likely contagious this morning.

    June 1, 2014

    • Lynda

      Get well soon, Susan. And thank you for updating!

      June 1, 2014

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