• Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    98% Rotten Tomatoes In a fact-based story, Melissa McCarthy plays it straight as Lee Israel, a best-selling celebrity biographer (and obsessive cat lover) who made a tidy living in the 1970s and '80s writing bestselling profiles of Katharine Hepburn and Estee Lauder. But Lee fell out of step with the marketplace and, finding herself dead broke, conjured something rather extraordinary, shifting her literary skills to a new art form: deception. She penned ingeniously believable words and witticisms attributed to dead literary figures and sold them for a tidy sum. Can You Ever Forgive Me? is being touted as a must-see, with a supporting cast that includes Richard E. Grant (Logan) and the rarely seen and much-missed SNL alum Jane Curtin as Lee's literary agent. McCarthy is being called a sure bet Oscar nominee for Best Actress in a role very different from her comedic performances. So even if you have not been a fan, this sounds like a good one. Please reserve your ticket. I will put links and my seat # in the comments. Make sure you purchase ticket for correct day and time. After movie plans in comments. We can also discuss which holiday movies you want to see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvJIaNsf_bY

    Century 16 Pleasant Hill

    125 Crescent Dr · Pleasant Hill, CA

    6 comments
  • International Film Showcase - The Guilty
    The Guilty (Denmark) Denmark's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 91st Oscars. Audience award winner for 2018 Sundance Film Festival Movie Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abaoKA6rn5k Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98 When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. But soon he realizes that he is dealing with a crime that is far bigger than he first thought. Movie Start Time - 7:35 PM Dinner: Will be a separate Meetup event, when starting times for the movie are known. To Purchase tickets directly from the Orinda Theater website http://57842.formovietickets.com:2235/

    2 Orinda Theatre Square

    2 Orinda Theatre Square · Orinda, Ca

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  • International Film Showcase - The Guilty
    This event was canceled.
  • Dinner prior to - The Guilty - CC Cinephile Meetup at the Orinda Theater
    A nice Japanese dinner prior to our movie Meetup to see "The Guilty", around the corner and behind the Orinda Theater. Limited to the first 8 people to sign up and ONLY to people attending the movie also. Movie Start Time at the Orinda Theater - 7:35 PM NEW - RSVP and Waitlist Policy Information for dinners held prior to movies Treat our group with the same courtesy as you would a group of friends having a planned dinner together...with the Organizer as your host. Be aware that by NO SHOWING, you are taking a space and the enjoyment of somebody on the waitlist and have hurt the credibility of the group with the restaurant. That is the quickest way to be removed from this group!!! As with most other groups, please be mindful about managing your RSVPs, especially important with dinner events. Only RSVP Yes if you have checked your schedule and are certain you can make it, not if you are a "Maybe" or "place holding" while you make up your mind. If you can't make an event that you RSVP'd "yes" or waitlisted for, please update your RSVP or waitlist 24 hours or more before the event (and message the organizer), so that someone on the waitlist can join. For this group, please turn on notifications for messages about changes to any meetup events you are signed up for, in addition to enabling you to receive emails and messages from the meetup organizer. If you are waitlisted, you may be moved up, if someone cancels, so please check your notifications (and the event page) the day of the event...or remove yourself from the event page if you have made another commitment. If you are on the waitlist, the Organizer expects that you are able to attend, even at the last minute. "No shows", cancelling the day of an event with no explanation to the Organizer, being on the waitlist when not available, and/or frequent changes to RSVP No from RSVP Yes may be removed from the group, (especially if you do not contact the Organizer notifying about your cancellation) or may have their RSVP Yes changed to waitlist status, subject to the Organizer's discretion. Check your schedule before you RSVP or put yourself on the waitlist, please! In addition, if you do not have a clear photo of yourself, are not an active member, or are not compatible with the group, you may also be removed from the group, at the Organizer's discretion. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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    Serika Restaurant

    2 Theater Square Behind the Orinda Theater · Orinda, ca

    1 comment
  • First Man
    First Man 89% Rotten Tomato Summary: First Man is the riveting story of NASA's mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years[masked]. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost-on Armstrong and on the nation-of one of the most dangerous missions in history. Starring: Aurelien Gaya, Brian d'Arcy James, Christopher Abbott, Ciarán Hinds, Claire Foy, Corey Stoll, Cory Michael Smith, Ethan Embry, Jason Clarke, Jon Bernthal, Kyle Chandler, Lukas Haas, Olivia Hamilton, Pablo Schreiber, Patrick Fugit, Perla Middleton, Philip Boyd, Ryan Gosling, Shea Whigham Best actor Oscar buzz for Ryan Gosling Reserved seating. Please purchase Ticket ahead of time. I will post links and my seat # in comment. Let's try to sit together. https://youtu.be/PSoRx87OO6k

    Century 16 Pleasant Hill

    125 Crescent Dr · Pleasant Hill, CA

    9 comments
  • A Star is Born
    https://youtu.be/nSbzyEJ8X9E A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. ... 2018 TIFF Gala Movie You Most Want to See? ... Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). Who knew we needed this remake. But it is getting fantastic reviews so let's go! Important change of location to Pleasant Hill I have changed this Meetup to 7:25 Saturday, October 13 at the Cinemark Theater Pleasant Hill Free parking in garage across the St. Please reserve your seat as soon as possible. This is a busy theater and a popular movie. I am in G10, so let's try to sit together. https://www.cinemark.com/Tickets/?TheaterId=463&ShowtimeId=358473&CinemarkMovieId=74727&Showtime=2018-10-13T19:25:00

    Century 16 Pleasant Hill

    125 Crescent Dr · Pleasant Hill, CA

    8 comments
  • International Film Showcase - Mountain Cry
    Mountain Cry (China) Movie Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pice83uFg3I&t=2s Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87 Set in a remote village in 1984, the story begins with the sudden death of a husband and father whose family is new to the village's tight-knit traditional community. In the aftermath of that tragic event, the villagers come to know and understand the man's widow, a mysterious mute with a story to tell and the power to tell it wordlessly. In the end, it all comes down to two self-sacrificing souls whose love transcends small minds and language barriers alike. Based on the novel of the same title by Ge Shuiping. Movie Start Time - 7 PM (tentative) Dinner: Will be a separate Meetup event, when starting times for the movie are known. To Purchase tickets directly from the Orinda Theater website http://57842.formovietickets.com:2235/

    2 Orinda Theatre Square

    2 Orinda Theatre Square · Orinda, Ca

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  • Dinner prior to - Mountain Cry - CC Cinephile Meetup at the Orinda Theater
    A nice Japanese dinner prior to our movie Meetup to see "Mountain Cry", around the corner and behind the Orinda Theater. Limited to the first 10 people to sign up and ONLY to people attending the movie also. Movie Start Time at the Orinda Theater - 7:00 PM (Tentative) NEW - RSVP and Waitlist Policy Information for dinners held prior to movies Treat our group with the same courtesy as you would a group of friends having a planned dinner together...with the Organizer as your host. Be aware that by NO SHOWING, you are taking a space and the enjoyment of somebody on the waitlist and have hurt the credibility of the group with the restaurant. That is the quickest way to be removed from this group!!! As with most other groups, please be mindful about managing your RSVPs, especially important with dinner events. Only RSVP Yes if you have checked your schedule and are certain you can make it, not if you are a "Maybe" or "place holding" while you make up your mind. If you can't make an event that you RSVP'd "yes" or waitlisted for, please update your RSVP or waitlist 24 hours or more before the event (and message the organizer), so that someone on the waitlist can join. For this group, please turn on notifications for messages about changes to any meetup events you are signed up for, in addition to enabling you to receive emails and messages from the meetup organizer. If you are waitlisted, you may be moved up, if someone cancels, so please check your notifications (and the event page) the day of the event...or remove yourself from the event page if you have made another commitment. If you are on the waitlist, the Organizer expects that you are able to attend, even at the last minute. "No shows", cancelling the day of an event with no explanation to the Organizer, being on the waitlist when not available, and/or frequent changes to RSVP No from RSVP Yes may be removed from the group, (especially if you do not contact the Organizer notifying about your cancellation) or may have their RSVP Yes changed to waitlist status, subject to the Organizer's discretion. Check your schedule before you RSVP or put yourself on the waitlist, please! In addition, if you do not have a clear photo of yourself, are not an active member, or are not compatible with the group, you may also be removed from the group, at the Organizer's discretion. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    Serika Restaurant

    2 Theater Square Behind the Orinda Theater · Orinda, ca

    6 comments
  • International Film Showcase - The Gold Seekers
    The Gold Seekers - (Paraguay) Movie Preview - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2jw-qy-LsU The Gold Seekers (Los Buscadores) follows Manu, a newspaper delivery boy who lives in La Chacarita and works in the outskirts of Asunción, who one day receives a book that talks about the history of Paraguay, but later discovers that he is hiding a map that may or may not reveal the exact location of a treasure hidden at the time of the Triple Alliance War. Together with his friend Fito and Don Elio, a gentleman who knows about the adventures of the silver “los buscadores” of Yvyguy, they decide to follow the clues and look for the treasure, which would put an end to the economic problems that everybody is going through living very close to the flooding of the Paraguay River. Movie Start Time - 7 PM Dinner: Is a separate Meetup event. To Purchase tickets directly from the Orinda Theater website http://57842.formovietickets.com:2235/

    2 Orinda Theatre Square

    2 Orinda Theatre Square · Orinda, Ca

    11 comments
  • Dinner prior to - The Gold Seekers - CC Cinephile Meetup at the Orinda Theater
    A nice Italian dinner prior to our movie Meetup to see "The Gold Seekers", across the street at the Orinda Theater. Limited to the first 10 people to sign up and ONLY to people attending the movie also. Movie Start Time at the Orinda Theater - 7:00 PM NEW - RSVP and Waitlist Policy Information for dinners held prior to movies Treat our group with the same courtesy as you would a group of friends having a planned dinner together...with the Organizer as your host. Be aware that by NO SHOWING, you are taking a space and the enjoyment of somebody on the waitlist and have hurt the credibility of the group with the restaurant. That is the quickest way to be removed from this group!!! As with most other groups, please be mindful about managing your RSVPs, especially important with dinner events. Only RSVP Yes if you have checked your schedule and are certain you can make it, not if you are a "Maybe" or "place holding" while you make up your mind. If you can't make an event that you RSVP'd "yes" or waitlisted for, please update your RSVP or waitlist 24 hours or more before the event (and message the organizer), so that someone on the waitlist can join. For this group, please turn on notifications for messages about changes to any meetup events you are signed up for, in addition to enabling you to receive emails and messages from the meetup organizer. If you are waitlisted, you may be moved up, if someone cancels, so please check your notifications (and the event page) the day of the event...or remove yourself from the event page if you have made another commitment. If you are on the waitlist, the Organizer expects that you are able to attend, even at the last minute. "No shows", cancelling the day of an event with no explanation to the Organizer, being on the waitlist when not available, and/or frequent changes to RSVP No from RSVP Yes may be removed from the group, (especially if you do not contact the Organizer notifying about your cancellation) or may have their RSVP Yes changed to waitlist status, subject to the Organizer's discretion. Check your schedule before you RSVP or put yourself on the waitlist, please! In addition, if you do not have a clear photo of yourself, are not an active member, or are not compatible with the group, you may also be removed from the group, at the Organizer's discretion. We look forward to seeing you soon!

    La Piazza

    15 Moraga Way · Orinda