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We Need to Talk About Kevin: Cedar Lee Theatre / Hunan Coventry

Please Note: Precise time will be updated on 4/4. 

R  (2011)      112 min  -  Drama | Thriller

Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.

“Every parent’s nightmare” would be the evening news boilerplate description of “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” Lynne Ramsay’s disturbing movie about the mother of a child who goes on a killing spree at his high school. That trite phrase is accurate in an almost technical sense: Ms. Ramsay (who adapted Lionel Shriver’s novel with Rory Stewart Kinnear) follows a kind of dream logic in telling a chronologically splintered story, weaving patterns of associated images and sensations into an intense and claustrophobic web of fear. But the vividness of its effects makes the film very much a particular parent’s nightmare, pitched at the extreme boundary of everyday anxieties. Tilda Swinton, who plays the anguished mother, is far too specific a screen presence to be an easy audience surrogate. Much of the queasy fascination that the film exerts is the result of her uncanny ability to play against any imaginable type. — A. O. Scott

 

9:15 p.m. After Film Discussion/Dinner – Hunan Coventry  After the film we'll meet for dinner and discussion at Hunan Coventry, 1800 Coventry Road, just across and north of the Coventry parking garage. Bring quarters for parking in the area.  Ordering a meal so late isn't necessary; drinks and appetizers are also available.

Since there is limited seating, please RSVP with dinner plans.  
It’s very important to RSVP early and cancel your dinner reservations if you can’t attend. Please be respectful of the Organizers and the Restaurants we patronize.  Thank you.

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  • Pamela

    Aww thanks Jane..it's heavy but life changing work..I look forward to meeting you soon and learning more about yours

    April 8, 2012

  • Jane M.

    Thank so much for sharing. Your organizations work is so impressive. Thanks for all you are doing to change the world. Peace and gratitude, jane

    April 8, 2012

  • Renu

    Movie was intense, dark and very disturbing. Still thinking about it and trying to make sense of it...how do you raise a kid that is, by nature, a sociopath? Good acting by the cast. Dinner and discussion was fun and enlightening!

    April 8, 2012

  • Pamela

    Jane- www.facinghistory.org. You will see Bully on our homepage

    April 8, 2012

  • Jane M.

    Pamela,
    What is your organization? You are doing great work! I spoke many years ago for one of the NEOEA days and gave a presentation on homophobia and bullying in the schools. I am a psychotherapist in private practice and you can learn more about my work and passion at www.healing-companions.com
    Has this group seen Bully? It is coming to the Cedar Lee on Friday so if anyone else is interested in seeing it maybe we can go on Sat. Thanks, Jane

    April 7, 2012

  • Pamela

    Oh please share with him! My org wrote an educators guide to Bully and I've prescreened it. It's horrifying.. We will do a number of Ed events around it so let me know your thoughts

    April 7, 2012

  • Jane M.

    Ezra will be thrilled to hear your feedback. I thought Tilda was magnificent! Truly captivating and powerful! Off for a hike with my 2 golden gals (golden retrievers). Cherish th emoments. I hope to meet you and the other members soon. I am planning to see Bullying next... Jane

    April 7, 2012

  • Pamela

    His portrayal was chilling. He captured the essence and complexities of Kevin in a very believable way. I was frightened but captivated by his performance. The younger Kevin delivered very well too

    April 7, 2012

  • Jane M.

    I would love honest opinions of Ezra Miller's acting as the older Kevin. He is my nephew and I was so impressed by his stunning, accurate protrayal of a sociopath. Thanks for sharing your feedback...definitely a thought-provoking film!

    April 7, 2012

  • Pamela

    I am still riveted by this film and I'm recommending it to my friends in education. I am interested in reading the book because I feel an intense need to know more about Kevin. I enjoyed the conversation and atmosphere afterwards. It was an intense Friday night. I look forward to seeing another film soon.

    April 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This movie succeeded in drawing me into the disturbing nightmare of a mother’s enduring anguish with her deeply troubled son, without regretting the experience.

    April 7, 2012

  • Carol P.

    Powerfully tense film.

    April 7, 2012

  • Carol P.

    Seriously powerful, well-acted film. I was tense the entire movie! I left drained. The power to hold tension was up there with the best of horror films. It didn't answer any questions we have for real events but it did reflect a lot of the emotion I would think one might feel in similar circumstance. It did bring out questions of nature vs nurture etc...

    1 · April 7, 2012

  • Jane M.

    I saw , "We Need To Talk About Kevin" the weekend before and would have loved to have heard everyone's reviews. Please share you views of the movie? acting etc. I thought it was extremely powerful and the acting was phenomenal. Please share. jane

    1 · April 7, 2012

  • Pamela

    Thanks Drew..see you folks there..

    April 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I left that part out of the description. We usually meet about 10-15 minutes before the movie in the lobby, so just buy your own ticket. If you miss us, we usually gather briefly afterward before heading to Hunan Coventry. If you miss that, just come to Hunan Coventry, ask to sit with the movie group, and buy whatever you want by separate check. I look forward to meeting you!

    1 · April 1, 2012

  • Pamela

    Hi Drew, this is my first meetup..can you tell me the protocol..do I buy my tix and then meet in front? How do we pay for our dinner? Thanks in advance for any heads up. I want to be prepared. -pamela

    March 31, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Right now, the start time looks to be 7:20. We'll know for sure on Wednesday.

    March 31, 2012

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