General information on the discussion is in Part 1.
The poll for this event is here: http://www.meetup.com/movies-579/polls/953362/
The poll is now closed, and the winner is Dogtooth. While not strictly necessary, the expectation is that you will have seen the film before the Meetup. We will almost certainly get into spoiler territory with the discussion. This film is available by subscription, rental, or purchase on almost all digital streaming services (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, iTunes, etc.). It is also available via the local library system (plenty of copies, but currently checked out at Worcester Main Library, so you may need to do an interlibrary loan).
For reference, the poll choices were as follows:
• Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (US, 1927, 95 minutes)
Director: F. W. Mernau
A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife.
In the most recent BFI Sight & Sound poll, this film ranked as the 5th best film of all time. Though still a silent film, it was one of the first films to ever have a pre-recorded soundtrack.
Availability: YouTube (w/ ads), DVD through interlibrary loan
• Ashes and Diamonds (Poland, 1958, 110 minutes)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
On the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland.
Considered to be one of the most important Polish films of all time.
Availability: Hulu Plus, DVD through interlibrary loan
• Dogtooth (Greece, 2009, 97 minutes):
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
About a husband and wife who keep their children ignorant of the world outside their property well into adulthood.
2010 Best foreign language film nominee at the Academy awards, and it won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Availability: Almost all streaming services, Local libraries