In August 2014, the Village started the monthly Adventures in Film discussion group that has become very popular. Based at the West End Cinema, 2301 M Street, this affinity group gives members the chance to see an interesting movie, then discuss it with a group of neighbors. Plus you get popcorn!
So far, the group has screened the films Bicycling with Moliere, Chef, Calgary, Dinosaur 13, One Chance
The movie is selected by Josh Levine, the manager of West End, who also leads the discussion group, says Binney Levine, the Village program committee member who oversees the group.
“Josh does a good job leading the discussion,” said Binney. “For example, when we saw Chef, at first it seemed like a pretty light movie, but with what Josh brought to the discussion, we discovered that there was a lot more to the film.”
Usually, about 10 Villagers show up for the monthly event, but the most recent film, Outsiders, drew 16, she said.
“The movies we watch are provocative, give us a chance to challenge ourselves and broaden our horizon. Often, they are pictures that we wouldn’t otherwise choose to see,” said Binney.
The group gathers on the third Thursday of the month. Notices with the name and description of the movie being shown, along with date and time, go out by email about three weeks in advance. Unlike many Village events, the film group does not require reservations, making it easy for members to decide whether or not to attend at the last minute.
The fact that the movie is shown at 11:45 am also makes it easy to attend, even for those who don’t like to go out in the evening. The doors of the theater open at 11:45 am, so don’t be too early. And they close at noon when the movie starts, so don’t be late either.
Admission is $8, but the Village provides free soft drink and popcorn.
The group will continue to operate right through the holidays, with the next movie set for December 18. Check out the events calendar
for more information.