Friends Steve Appelhans and Azin Adjoudani recently approached Locus to ask if we’d be willing to host their Movie Night gatherings. “Sure!” we said. The Locus Movie Night era premiered in December with one of Steve’s picks, John Frankenheimer’s Seconds, a “neo-noir” “science fiction thriller” (Wikipedia). Rock Hudson, no Doris Day, in a surreal chain of events that left me nostalgic about my teenage years watching Twilight Zone marathons.
With only one Locus gathering in the bin, MPR’s Art Hounds segment asked composer and educator Randall Davidson what he’s doing this weekend (1/16/10). Going to Locus Architecture for Movie Night! Obviously.
Movie night is part social hour, part Midwestern potluck, part movie club. No membership necessary, anyone is welcome. We convene at 6pm for food and drinks (BYO food and drinks), watch a film at 7pm (chosen by the membership a few weeks prior in an email instant-run-off-voting format), with discussion afterwards. When the wine runs out, people inexplicably head for the exits.
This month’s screening comes courtesy of Melody Gilbert, a local filmmaker. She follows other locals Barry Kimm (Meteor) and Barbara Wiener (Ida’s Story) in presenting personal work at Movie Night.
Interested in future gatherings? Add your name to the email list by sending a note to [email protected] In your note, make sure to thank Steve and Azin for having the passion to keep the momentum behind Movie Night going.