Past Meetup

The Kid with a Bike-Cedar Lee/Rockefellers

This Meetup is past

25 people went

Cedar Lee Theatre

2163 Lee Rd · Cleveland Heights, OH

How to find us

We usually meet near the ticket booth area ahead of time and after the movie. Or catch up with us afterward at the restaurant (ask to sit with the "movie group")

Location image of event venue

Details

Yet another French film--this one has received rave reviews:

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival and a Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. 96% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

7:25PM MOVIE at the Cedar Lee

Please note: Please arrive early to buy ticket because certain shows do sell out on Saturday night.
Meet us in the lobby about 15 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward not too far from the ticket office.

9:15PM Dinner/Discussion at Rockefellers --short drive

3099 mayfield road | cleveland heights, ohio |[masked]

http://www.rockefellers-restaurant.com

****We will be in the lounge area in groups of 6 or 8. We can order from either the bar menu or the dinner menu.

The Kid with a Bike-synopsis

This deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively searches for his bicycle - placing his last bit of hope in this symbol of their relationship. Almost by accident, he becomes the ward of a kind hairdresser (Cécile de France), who seems surprised to find herself so determined to help him. With his wild, unpredictable behavior and his disastrous search for father figures, Cyril risks losing her - though she refuses to give up without a fight. – (French with subtitles)

Reviews:

Roger Ebert:

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes 2011, "The Kid With a Bike" is another empathetic film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/classifieds?category=search1&SearchType=1&q=Luc%20Dardenne&Class=%25&FromDate=19150101&ToDate=20121231), the brothers from Belgium who have strong sympathy for alienated children and young people, and who avoid melodrama and sensation in telling their stories so movingly.

Manohla Dargis:

A quietly rapturous film about love and redemption from Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne...

Variety:

Belgium's Dardenne brothers make movies that remind you the most compelling stories are unfolding right outside your window, rather than in outer space, the distant past or wherever cinema usually takes us.

(http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3535188224/tt1827512) (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3535188224/tt1827512)

Tips for improving the restaurant experience:

Let us know your dinner plans when you RSVP so that we can either save you a seat at the "Movie Group" table or plan to meet you at the movie. Print out a map or enter the restaurant address in your GPS ahead of time.
We can't always split the checks so please bring CASH to pay for your meal. If you don't see us when you walk in, ask to sit with the "Movie Group". 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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NOTE TO ALL
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