$5 Monday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! Human Capital (7:15pm)

Grab a drink and let’s go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.

We meet Monday evenings to take advantage of their $5 Merry Monday Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we’re shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you’d like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week


Human Capital begins at the end, as a cyclist is run off the road by a careening SUV the night before Christmas Eve. As details emerge of the events leading up to the accident, the lives of the well-to-do Bernaschi family, privileged and detached, will intertwine with the Rovellis, struggling to keep their comfortable middle-class life, in ways neither could have expected. Dino Rovelli, in dire financial straits, anticipates the birth of twins with his second wife. Meanwhile, Dino’s teenage daughter’s relationship with hedge-fund manager Giovanni Bernaschi’s playboy son complicates an already tricky social dance of status, money and ambition.

Director: Paolo VirzìCountry: ItalyGenre: DramaYear: 2015Run Time: 1:50:41imdb Score: 7.4/10 (3,052 votes)Language: ItalianRating: Not RatedCast: Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Matilde Gioli, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi”The film flirts with upper-class stereotypes, but in the nuanced writing and the work of the strong cast, led by a terrific Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, it goes far deeper”


“A slick, stylish drama, Human Capital starts as a class critique wrapped around a whodunit, and though the mystery elements have overtaken the social assessment by the final third, the pic remains an engrossing, stinging look at aspirational parvenus and the super-rich they emulate.”

Jay Weissberg – VARIETY

“Paolo Virzì’s Human Capital gives the tired trope of cutting between overlapping stories a welcome shot of adrenaline, using it not just to compare and contrast tangentially related stories, but to show how people caught up in their private dramas can overlook or misinterpret the people around them. “

Elise Nakhnikian – SLANT MAGAZINE

“The deft editing makes all this easy to follow, and the strong ensemble cast, not to mention the unpredictable story, keeps us engaged.”



Tribeca Film Festival 2014
Best Actress

Hawaii International Film Festival 2014
Best Film

Golden Globes, Italy 2014
Best Film

Golden Ciak Awards 2014
Best Director, Best Editing, Best Screenplay and Best Actress

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2014
Best Director, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Sound and Best Actor

Federazione Italiana Cinema d’Essai 2014
Best Italian Film and Best Screenplay

David di Donatello Awards 2014
Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress

Chicago Int’l Film Festival 2014
Best Art Direction

Busto Arsizio Film Festival 2014
Best Director

Bari Int’l Film Festival 2014
Best Director, Best Editing, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress


Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Seattle International Film Festival 2014

Sydney Film Festival 2014

Provincetown Int’l Film Festival 2014

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2014

Jerusalem Film Festival 2014

New Zealand Int’l Film Festival 2014

Traverse City Film Festival 2014

Two Riversides Film and Art Festival 2014

Athens Film Festival 2014

Milwaukee Film Festival 2014

Chicago Int’l Film Festival 2014

Philadelphia Int’l Film Festival 2014

Canberra Int’l Film Festival 2014

FilmColumbia Festival 2014

Middleburg Film Festival 2014

Arras Film Festival 2014

Three Rivers Film Festival 2014

Key West Film Festival 2014

Denver Int’l Film Festival 2014

St. Louis Int’l Film Festival 2014


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SHOWS DO SELL OUT!!!  Living Room Theater has small rooms with assigned seats.  It is in your best interest to buy your tickets ahead of time at the Living Room Theater website.  There is a $1 surcharge to buy tickets online.  http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm

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