We’ll watch a movie or documentary (at our own convenience) chosen by the group and then discuss it on the
First Wednesday of each month at 5:00pm
You’re encouraged to bring your critiques and your favorite refreshments. Come with one or two suggestions of what to watch so we can vote on it.
June 2, 2021 – “Bagdad Cafe” – The 1987 film centers on two women who have recently separated from their husbands, and the blossoming friendship that ensues. It is a comedy-drama set in a remote truck stop and motel in the Mojave Desert.
May 5, 2021 – “Quartet” – Once-popular opera diva Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) creates a stir with her arrival at Beecham House, a home for retired performers. Most of the other Beecham residents are delighted, and try to convince Jean to join them in a performance of “Rigoletto.” Jean, however, knows that she is long past her prime and is reluctant to sully the memory of her once-lovely voice. Directed by Dustin Hoffman
– synopsis by Rotten Tomatoes
April 5, 2021 – “Poms” – It’s a comedy about an introvert who befriends an extrovert and they decide to start a cheerleading squad. Starring Diane Keaton and Jackie Weaver, plus lots of other great actors.
March 3, 2021 – “The Lady in the Van” – This film is our next choice. It tells the true story of Alan Bennett’s somewhat strained friendship with Miss Mary Shepherd, a crabby, eccentric and unsanitary homeless woman whom Bennett befriended in the 1970s before allowing her to park her Bedford van in the driveway of his Camden home “for three months”.
February 3, 2021 – “Noises Off” – The film follows the rehearsal and performance of a dreadful farce called Nothing On, a hit British show that is preparing for its American debut in Des Moines, Iowa, with a second-rate, Broadway-bound theatrical troupe.
January 6, 2021 – “The Good Liar” – Watch two masters of the acting craft joust in what should be an easy con. Helen Mirren was our inspiration, also starring Ian McKellon. (available on various video platforms)
December 2, 2020 – “Age of Adeline” – (available on various video platforms)
Meeting ID: 883 8465 5713
1-312-626-6799 US (Chicago)