Past Meetup

Suzhou River: Cleveland Museum of Art / Maxi's Bistro

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Details

The Art Museum is sponsoring a mini Chinese film festival. I know that many of you have some time during the week to see a movie so if you are not stuck at work, come join us for lunch and a great film.

For all films in the festival... http://www.clevelandart.org/events/films.aspx

12:00 LUNCH

Maxi's Bistro is planning to be open. Please check back Tuesday night for sure.

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. 1:30 MOVIE

Meet us in the lower level 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.

AFTER MOVIE DISCUSSION

We will meet in the Museum Cafe for conversation.

EXHIBIT

Later, some of us will probably see the Chinese Art Exhibit as part of our visit. It is supposed to be awe-inspiring and completes your day at the art museum!

DESCRIPTION

Mardar, a motorcycle courier in his mid-twenties, rides all over the city with all kinds of packages for his clients. One day he is asked by a shady alcohol smuggler to deliver his sixteen-year-old daughter, Moudan, to her aunt. Mardar and Moudan grow fond of each other. But their tender happiness is disrupted when Moudan thinks that Mardar has kidnapped her for a ransom. She is so disappointed in him that she jumps off the bridge into the Suzhou River. Mardar is now suspected of murder. When, a couple of years later, he comes out of jail he meets the dancer Meimei, an alter-ego of Moudan, and becomes fascinated by her.

REVIEW

"A slow burn of a thriller that ultimately packs a far greater wallop than many flashier examples of the genre"

Full review (http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/specialty-releases/e3i0b67b25e8bd2a9ed0ba27be59ed8d5db)

FEE
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.
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CEDAR LEE 2163 Lee Road. Cleveland Heights
http://www.clevelandc...

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)[masked]. 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.

MOVIE REVIEWS
http://www.rottentoma...

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.