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LittleRock with Producer Frederick Thornton: Cleveland Art Museum / L'Albatross

We have all been in those situations where you see foreigners who have no understanding of American locals and visa versa. 

LittleRock is one of those interesting films that you will never see anywhere else.  Frederick Thornton, the producer of the film will be in attendance to answer questions afterward. 

He will also be joining our Meetup Group afterward at L'Alabtross for further discussion.

Note: if you want to join us afterward, don't park in the museum parking lot or you will have to move your car before the group discusion.

6:00 EATS - Art Museum Cafe

If you get there early, the cafe is near the entrance and is self-serve.  Look for the group by a table in the corner in the self-service cafe. 

7:00 MOVIE

Meet us in the lobby about 10 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from where tickets are purchased.  (It is in the lecture hall, but allow extra time for purchase and parking.)


Producer Fred Thorton will be joining us to discuss the movie afterward at L'Albatross, 11401 Bellflower.  It is a brisk 8-10 minute walk from the museum. 

Tips for improving your restaurant experience:

  • Print a map or enter the address in your GPS ahead of time.
  • Bring CASH to pay for your meal.
  • When you arrive, ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.


Special Guest!

Directed by Mike Ott. Winner of the “Someone To Watch Award” at the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards, this deadpan indie comedy tells of two tourists, a Japanese brother and sister, whose rental car breaks down in a desolate California desert town. The film's California producer, Cleveland native and longtime museum fan Frederick Thornton of Small Form Films, will attend the screening and answer audience questions after the film.


"Ott captures with subtlety, wit, and irony the points of view of both the Japanese visitors and the local yokels, sometimes by something as simple as the choice of whether or not to use subtitles."


The $5.00 yearly fee (or $1.50 for one movie) goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal (see link in left hand column) or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event.

CEDAR LEE 2163 Lee Road. Cleveland Heights

Parking: Paid Parking is now 24 X 7, so bring quarters. Credit cards work in the garage. The back half of the parking lot is only 25 cents for 60 minutes.  A free parking lot is on Edgewood road, one block west of Lee road at Cedar.

CAPITOL THEATER 1390 W. 65th St. Cleveland (216) 651-7295. http://www.clevelandc...

Parking: A free parking lot is next to the theater.

CINEMATHEQUE Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd.

Parking: They have a free parking lot.

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART Films , 11150 East Blvd. http://www.clevelanda...

Parking: They have an attendant parking garage. There is also street parking.

CLEVELAND FILM SOCIETY. Hosts the Cleveland International Film Festival at Tower City. http://www.clevelandf...

Parking at Tower City: Free validated parking with movie.

LOPEZ  2196 Lee Road.  A half-block south of the Cedar Lee on the other side of Lee Road.  We often go here afterward for discussions.


If this is your first movie with the group, there is no fee to attend.

This group has been successful partly because members have a genuine interest in meeting fellow independent movie goers. We don't always know where to look for you, especially first timers.  Consider printing out the pictures of the attendees to help you find them easier.

We have multiple meeting places:

  • Entrance door to the movie in the theater hallway 5-10 minutes before the movie starts
  • By the entrance door or ticket office after the movie
  • Reserved table at the restaurant under the name "Movie Group"

We don't always sit together in the movie theater but if you see a bunch of people talking about good movies they have seen, it is probably us. Please join in. We are always happy to get new people involved.

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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  • Ruthy

    I still can't believe Fred is 25!!!!! He is wise way beyond his years. Fabulous movie and interesting panel discussion afterwards. Looking forward to his new movies. L'albatross is
    my new favorite hang out spot lol

    December 16, 2011

  • Howard M.

    Among the best Meet-Up's I've attended. If not the best. The movie was wonderful and engaging, the producer was open and welcoming, but the participants who gathered is what made this really special. Hats off again to Jim for hosting.

    December 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    A very original take on movie=making. Moving. Soulful. Real.

    December 16, 2011

  • Jims

    An event that you should have not missed.

    This movie is one of those gems that you don't expect. While this is a first effort, the story line, photography, characters were really quite advanced. Indy film making at its best. And for only $35,000.

    We will be hearing a lot more from Fred and the team he worked at.

    December 15, 2011

  • Lynda

    Events like this make me so glad to be a part of this group! It was a treat to meet the affable young producer and find out some of the rationale behind this fresh slice of life film. L'Albatros was divine.

    December 15, 2011

  • Carol P.

    The movie was very intimate and delightful, a mix of humor, discovery, sadness ...L'Albatross has great food worthy of visiting anytime - movie or not.

    December 15, 2011

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