Meet with local independent film fanatics and movie enthusiasts to watch and discuss smaller, independent and foreign films, with some cult, documentary, and classic films mixed in. This group allows those with a taste for something different in film the opportunity to meet, watch and discuss film. A trip afterwards to a coffee house is a great way to discuss the film and meet fellow film admirers.
Jordan Peele had one of the most impressive directorial debuts I can recall seeing with Get Out, a couple years ago. It was assured, confident, funny, and used our familiarity with horror genre conventions to create a witty, subversive, and resonant social satire with some genuine bite.
His second movie, Us, is just coming out, and if the critics are to be believed, he has pulled a rabbit out of his hat a second time. Peele has once again used horror movie tropes to take a look at deeper issues (as all the best horror movies have done). According to studio blurbage:
"Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family. After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves."
Intriguing premise, and I'm really looking forward to the ride.
The movie theater at Triangle Square (or whatever they're calling it these days), is cheap, comfortable, and features a bunch of decent restaurants for drinking beer and arguing about movies. If you can make it, please plan on joining us for deep conversation and bad puns afterwards.
Don't be late: if we'd like to sit together, this has a pretty high likelihood of being a crowded show.
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Us feels like something meant to be watched over and over until the tape wears down, and we graft our own meaning and nightmares onto it.
Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine.
It's a masterpiece of doubling, layering, and tethering.
Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair