Daylight is this small film that delivers. Avoid the Christmas rush and join us for a tense thriller.
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. Allow extra time for parking.
5:15 EATS AND DISCUSSION
Indian Flame is an excellent restaurant about a 5 minute drive from the museum. 11623 Euclid Avenue. [masked]
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.
On their way to a wedding, Danny and Irene pick up a hitchhiker - throwing the film in the direction of the conventional rural kidnapper thriller. But with the skill of director David Barker and his miraculous cast and crew, Daylight emerges as much, much more than just another exploitation picture. Kidnappers Renny, Leo, and Murphy enact a bizarre and terrifying ritual of politeness, endowing such scenes as the passing of a bread knife at a kitchen table with a threat of ferocious violence - but also trust. Alexandra Meierhans - pregnant as the character Irene, and pregnant in real life - delivers an astonishing performance as the female lead. Simultaneously vulnerable and dangerous, a captive and a seductress, she somehow struggles to survive and endure, bringing the audience along with her through to the shattering conclusion.
"A slow burn of a thriller that ultimately packs a far greater wallop than many flashier examples of the genre"
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. http://www.cia.edu/ex...
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.
NOTE TO FIRST TIME GOERS
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.
NOTE TO ALL
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.