What we're about

Are you a total film geek? Do you like thought-provoking cinema? Are you into ideas, politics, social issues, psychology, and philosophy surrounding fictional movies? Do you like tearing apart, laughing at, or just plain sharing film with others? Are there certain film genres that you really want to explore more deeply (film noir, science-fiction, suspense/thrillers, pulp, dark comedy, surrealist, camp, spaghetti westerns, parodies, gangster, horror, post-apocalyptic, experimental, dramas, etc)? If so, this might be the nerd tribe for you!

We will meet two times per month every other Sunday evening. We watch the film on our own time and then meet to discuss the film on Zoom.

So come join us in discussing films together that present fascinations, curiosities, edgy politics, social commentary, philosophical challenges, sexual / gender "deviance," and anything else under the sun that might interest you. Whoever shows up determines the films we watch. So come kvetch at the roundtable!

Upcoming events (2)

Watch DON'T LOOK NOW, by Nicolas Roeg, then come discuss in costume!

Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie mesmerize as a married couple on an extended trip to Venice following a family tragedy. While in that elegantly decaying city, they have a series of inexplicable, terrifying, and increasingly dangerous experiences. A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural, as renowned for its innovative editing and haunting cinematography as its naturalistic eroticism and unforgettable climax and denouement, one of the great endings in horror history. - Criterion

*With this meetup close to Halloween, the members plan on attending the Zoom video conference in costume (at least from the neck up.)*

We watch the film individually on our own time and then meet to discuss the film.

All those who RSVP for this event will be sent a Zoom invite to attend on the day it is scheduled.

Watch THE LONG GOODBYE, by Robert Altman, then come discuss!

Raymond Chandler’s sentimental foolishness is the taking-off place for Robert Altman’s heady, whirling sideshow of a movie, set in the early-seventies L.A. of the stoned sensibility. Philip Marlowe (Elliott Gould) is a wryly forlorn knight, just slogging along; still driving a 1948 Lincoln Continental and trying to behave like Bogart, he’s the gallant fool in a corrupt world—the innocent eye. Even the police know more about the case he’s involved in than he does. Yet he’s the only one who cares. Altman tells a detective story all right, but he does it through a spree—a highflying rap on Chandler and L.A. and the movies. Altman gracefully kisses off the private-eye form in soft, mellow color and volatile images; the cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is responsible for the offhand visual pyrotechnics (the imagery has great vitality). Gould gives a loose and woolly, strikingly original performance. Nina Van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell, and Jim Bouton co-star; the script is credited to Leigh Brackett, but when you hear the Altman-style improvisatory dialogue you know you can’t take that too literally.
-Pauline Kael, The New Yorker

We watch the film individually on our own time and then meet to discuss the film.

All those who RSVP for this event will be sent a Zoom invite to attend on the day it is scheduled

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