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The Little Theater Movie and Talk Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

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Welcome to our group. We see movies at the Little Theatre on East Ave. in Rochester on the first Saturday of the month. We meet at 6:00 - 6:15 near the cafe behind the ticket booth for cinemas 2-5. I usually send out suggested movies from among the 6:30 to 7ish showings. This allows us to get out of the theater at about the same time for talk. Pair up with people for a movie or join the general group. We agree to meet afterwards at a near by restaurant, Acanthus Cafe on East Ave (2 block walk from the cinema) for conversation about the movie, life, or toward wherever the conversation leads.

Join us to meet new people, see an interesting movie, and have a nice night out with good conversation, connection and companionship. All are welcome.

The Little Theatre Website (http://www.little-theatre.com/index.php)

Acanthus Cafe (http://acanthuscafe.com/)

See you at the movies.

Brian

Movie recommendations below
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Hello all,

Some good choices for this Saturday. There is "20 Feet from Stardom" (PG-13, 90 min. in Little 2 at 6:50pm), a story about the talented back-up singers that support the super stars. This film shows some singers of famous songs and asks the question: Is it important for an artist to be a star? Check out the review below:

Christian Science Monitor Review of "20 Feet from Stardom" (http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Movies/2013/0614/20-Feet-From-Stardom-is-a-fascinating-look-at-backup-singers)

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Movies/2013/0614/20-Feet-From-Stardom-is-a-fascinating-look-at-backup-singers

There is also "I'm So Excited!" (Rated R, 90 min. Theater 5 at 6:40pm, Spanish with English subtitles). It is an Almodovar film, a bit strange and takes a bit to get used to. Here is a not-so-favorable review from the NY Times. Check out the review below:

NY Times review of "I'm So Excited!" (http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/movies/pedro-almodovars-im-so-excited-opens-friday.html?_r=0)

http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/06/28/movies/pedro-almodovars-im-so-excited-opens-friday.html?_r=0

"The Way Way Back" (PG-13, 103 min. Theater 3 at 7pm.) is a coming-of-age movie of an awkward teenager that contains some great actors: Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Allison Janney, Amanda Peet. There is a very good review from RogerEbert.com below:

RogerEbert.com review of "The Way Way Back" (http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-way-way-back-2013)

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-way-way-back-2013

"Fruitvale Station" (Rated R, 90 min. in Theater 1 at 7:20pm) is about a black boy that was shot while trying to be restrained by a transit cop at a San Francisco subway station. His day to day life is shown to give depth to a character that is so often stereotyped as trouble by our media. Interesting review in the Chicago Sun-Times:

Chicago Sun-Times review of "Fruitvale Station" (http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/21551409-452/fruitvale-station-has-parallels-to-trayvons-case.html)

http://www.suntimes.com/news/washington/21551409-452/fruitvale-station-has-parallels-to-trayvons-case.html

Meet between the cafe and the ticket booth for theaters 1-5. Find the group and decide what you will see. After the movie, walk over to Ancanthus Cafe on East Ave. for food, drinks, dessert and discussion.

Hope to see you there.

Brian