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The Class: Cedar Lee Theater / Tree Country Bistro

Hello Everyone! This is a combined meetup with the "Cleveland Independent Movie Goers". The following info was copied by the original organizer Jims. It should def be a wonderful time and an amazing experience;)!! Please feel free to email me with any questions. **No offense to Robin Williams, Richard Dreyfus, Meryl Streep or Sidney Poitier, but aren't these teachers a bit too inspirational? And what about the teacher who just happens to have a comedic story to share (Mr. Kotter) or is not much more than a caricature (Mr. Hand). And the students seem to learn poetry, perform an opus or move from crayons to perfume in under 2 hours!!! In contrast, The Class shows a teacher with imperfections and teens who are truly multi-cultural from different backgrounds. No photogenic students or token minorities need apply. 4:25 MOVIE: Meet at the ENTRANCE DOOR 5 minutes ahead of time or look for the group inside the theater or meet us afterward outside the entrance door. 7:00: EATS AND DISCUSSION: In keeping with our cultural theme, Tree Country Bistro (1803 Coventry) serves a combination of Japanese, Korean and Thai. It is a bit over 5 minutes drive from the theater. A metered parking garage is a block away.
http://treecountrybis.... [masked] ** Please let us know your dinner plans on your RSVP so that we can either save you a seat at the "Movie Group" table or plan to meet you at the movie. Cash is highly recommended. ** If you don't see us when you walk in, ask to be seated with the Movie Group. DESCRIPTION: Based on an autobiographical novel by Francois Begaudeau, a drama that follows the year in the life of a French schoolteacher working at a high-school in a tough neighborhood of Paris. Ethnicities, cultures and attitudes often clash in the classroom. As amusing and inspiring as the teenage students can be, their difficult behavior can still jeopardize any teacher's enthusiasm for the low-paying job. Francois insists on an atmosphere of respect and diligence. Neither stuffy nor severe, his extravagant frankness often takes the students by surprise. But his classroom ethics are put to the test when his students begin to challenge his methods. REVIEW: "This is one of the screen's most rewarding explorations of the teacher/student relationship in any language. Every voice we hear makes sense; every opinion means something."
http://www.chicagotri.... FEE: Goes toward charges incurred for using the MeetUp website. You can access PayPal or pay your fee to the Organizer at the event. ************************************************* MOVIE LINKS: ** Cleveland Cinemas (Cedar Lee), Cleveland Heights, 2163 Lee Road.
http://www.clevelandc.... PARKING: Paid Parking is now 24 X 7, so bring a couple of quarters. Credit cards work in the garage. A free parking lot is on Edgewood road, one block west of Lee road at Cedar. ** Cinemateque, Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd. PARKING: They have a free parking lot. ** Cleveland Museum of Art Panorama Series, 11150 East Blvd.
http://www.clevelanda.... PARKING: They have an attendant parking garage. There is also street parking. ** 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. We have multiple meeting places: 1. Entrance door to the movie in the theater hallway 5-10 minutes before the movie starts, 2. By the Marquee (or entrance door) after the movie, or 3. Reserved table at a 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.

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  • Jims

    I really enjoyed this movie. I think there were some people who really liked the movie like myself, some were mixed and a handful did not like the movie at all. It didn't have a lot of plot, but I think it was a great slice of life movie.

    I think it would be worth checking out

    March 15, 2009

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