Nationwide movie meetup - Farenheit 9/11 June 23, 2004 9:31 PM   Subscribe

Whats say we make a list of the members who are going to watch Farenheit 9/11, and see if we can meet each other at the movie theater? Weve got a little time left, it may be cool to do.
posted by Keyser Soze to Bugs at 9:31 PM (41 comments total)

This is just an idea that popped up, I admit to being redundant as of late... Locations of screening.
posted by Keyser Soze at 9:33 PM on June 23, 2004


Fuck that, for those of us who are going to see White Chicks, the list starts here.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:54 PM on June 23, 2004


I'm going with the missus. There would have to be an awful lot of explaining if I met any of you lot. Right now, she thinks I'm in my office, working.
posted by carter at 10:10 PM on June 23, 2004


But thanks for offering, Keyser ;)
posted by carter at 10:10 PM on June 23, 2004


I thought you quit Metafilter, Keyser.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:16 PM on June 23, 2004


I'm pretty sure that every real MeFite has quit at some point, only to return again. And been banned at least once. These are the battle scars that make you a MeFi Superstar USA.
posted by BlueTrain at 10:20 PM on June 23, 2004


I came back because I realized somebody talking trash shouldn't be a reason to quit something I actually like to do. It would be like stopping something that can be a good thing because someone you dont know said to. Anyways, back to the question at hand. I may be attending at regal cinemas in Hillsboro, Oregon on TV highway.
posted by Keyser Soze at 10:22 PM on June 23, 2004


I'm likely going either to the Monmouth Mall, or the whatchamacallit in scenic downtown Red Bank (all NJ)
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 10:26 PM on June 23, 2004


Well, good on ya, I guess, KS. But don't do it again, or we'll have to really get snarky!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:39 PM on June 23, 2004


I'll no doubt be catching it at the Cumberland in Toronto.
posted by dobbs at 10:50 PM on June 23, 2004



I like to watch.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 10:59 PM on June 23, 2004


Well. It looks like it's playing at the Mega-Mall across the street from me. So I'll be there. (Southdale; Edina, MN.)
posted by Zosia Blue at 11:17 PM on June 23, 2004


Saw it and recommend it to all my homolefty homies.
posted by liam at 11:39 PM on June 23, 2004


i'll be watching in it dallas if anyone wants me meet me for a good ol' fistfight!
posted by bob sarabia at 12:27 AM on June 24, 2004


I'm seeing it at the Arbor in Austin on Friday @ noon. I'll be the one with the Bush/Zombie Reagan hat.
posted by birdherder at 12:44 AM on June 24, 2004


Am I the only one that's incredibly amused that this movie is distributed by LGF? (See logo in lower left of Keyser's link.)
posted by majcher at 12:54 AM on June 24, 2004


I think that's really funny, too.
posted by interrobang at 1:05 AM on June 24, 2004


Willing to sojourn in Seattle.
posted by vito90 at 1:21 AM on June 24, 2004


Friday night in DC (tickets are selling out fast, though).
posted by onlyconnect at 2:36 AM on June 24, 2004


this homolefty is going sunday afternoon at the fine arts thetre in asheville nc after a talk by tom robbins... i'm so excited it only confuses me...
posted by moonbird at 3:49 AM on June 24, 2004


Because when it's time for a massive gathering, the place to be is Hillsboro, Oregon. ;)
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:06 AM on June 24, 2004


Raleigh NC: hitting the Rialto's showing Friday if others want to join. Come on, crunchburger! ;D
posted by yoga at 5:31 AM on June 24, 2004


If any of you DC Mefites are interested, a bunch of people from Crunchland are going to the show on Friday, July 2, up in Silver Spring. We still haven't worked out the details (like which showing, and where to meet, etc.) but, the more, the merrier.
posted by crunchland at 5:40 AM on June 24, 2004


I'll be watching it in Georgetown (DC) at 9:30, with (at least) two other MetaFilterians. Geez, we'll be easy to pick out of a crowd:

Me: white, 6'5", ponytail
MrsMoonPie: multi-racial, prominent tattoo, total hotness
Metafilterian1: asian, average height
Metafilterian2: white, 6' or so

We'll fit right in with all the other homolefties, I guess!
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:33 AM on June 24, 2004


Because when it's time for a massive gathering, the place to be is Hillsboro, Oregon. ;)

(Hillsboro is practically downtown Portland, which is home to a number of MeFites...)
posted by dhoyt at 7:16 AM on June 24, 2004


Are you all gonna watch the movie or just make out in the balcony?
posted by jonmc at 7:31 AM on June 24, 2004


i'll be watching in it dallas if anyone wants me meet me for a good ol' fistfight!

As will I, but probably not until Sunday.
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:58 AM on June 24, 2004


yoga - I may be there, but maybe not...I'll know tomorrow if I can make it
posted by crunchburger at 8:00 AM on June 24, 2004


This is all so cute! Like a bunch of teenage girls ;)
posted by justgary at 10:41 AM on June 24, 2004


Manchester, NH?
posted by crazy finger at 11:03 AM on June 24, 2004


I'll be watching it at The Academy of Music Theater in Northampton, MA -- but there will be enough weirdos there already -- I don't know if I need any of you guys.
posted by TurkishGolds at 11:28 AM on June 24, 2004


I'll be going in Houston. I'll let you know how that goes.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 11:41 AM on June 24, 2004


Not meaning to be a complete nitpicker, but Hillsboro is most definitely not practically downtown Portland.
posted by turbodog at 2:18 PM on June 24, 2004


DON'T DO IT!!!
IT'S A TRAP
THEY JUST WANT A LIST!
posted by Capn at 2:35 PM on June 24, 2004


I"ll be in the third seat from the right, eight rows from the front. I'll have a tub of popcorn and a soda.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 4:35 PM on June 24, 2004


Ill be wearing sunglasses, since I lost my prescription glasses a while ago.
posted by Keyser Soze at 4:42 PM on June 24, 2004


I'll be behind the concession stand, throwing Junior Mints at people's chests and spraying the room with the Artificial Butter Flavor Phlegm.
posted by wendell at 5:23 PM on June 24, 2004


Ok Strangeleftydoublethink and Wendell, do you both seriously want to meet up at the theater? I am going for the 7:45pm showing on Friday. Get your tickets early.
posted by Keyser Soze at 6:02 PM on June 24, 2004


or... uh.... yeah. I guess you could drive up here if you want wendell.
posted by Keyser Soze at 6:19 PM on June 24, 2004


Just got back from the movie. The place was packed. This was the only theater outside of portland playing the film in the state of Oregon. Michael Moore is going to win another oscar. It was well done, showing evidence that is tangible and researchable. It showed footage of men and women in Iraq fighting, talking about what has been happening and their opinions of the war. It showed the connectable links between the Bush family and the Bin Laden family, in a thorough and direct way. There was not a dry tear in the room during multiple scenes. Everyone stood and clapped at the end of the film.
posted by Keyser Soze at 10:22 PM on June 25, 2004


What the hell is a dry tear anyway, Keyser?

No, really, just about the same in the packed house where I saw it. I can't remember the last time I applauded at the end of a movie. I was surprised at how good it was, and I expected it to be good.

People who complain it's not a documentary are actually right, it is a polemic, but an extremely important, accurate and well-made one. Most significantly, though it's pitched as a movie to eject Bush from the White House, it actually cuts much deeper into the entire military-industrial complex, in a way ordinary people (if such will make it to a showing) can quickly grasp. I'm about ready to forgive Moore every previous showboating transgression for this.
posted by soyjoy at 10:40 PM on June 25, 2004


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