Reel to Real: Conversations that bring movies to life!

Just like your favorite book club, REEL to REAL provides a forum for thoughtful discussion of films in a casual, comfortable environment.

The Denis Theatre Reel to Real Conversations appeal to a wide group of film lovers and include several film genres. Join us for each Ree l to Real as we watch a movie, share a meal, and engage in a follow-up discussion on that evening's film. 

*NOTE: Registration is required, as seating is limited to 25.  To register, or for more information, contact the Denis Theatre Foundation at


2016 REEL to REAL Conversations 



May 15, 2016: Timbuktu at Washington Square Condominiums
(750 Washington Rd), 6pm

Admission is free. Donations towards Reel to Real operating expenses are always appreciated!

Please RSVP to or 412.668.0737.

Previous Reel to Real Films:


MCCABE & MRS. MILLER  - (1971) American Revisionist Western film starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, with a soundtrack by Leonard Cohan and directed by Robert Altman.

ART AND CRAFT - Follows Mark Landis, one of the most prolific art forgers in US history, as he is exposed and must confront the legacy of his 30-year career 

BEING JOHN MALKOVICH - A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich. (1999)


MAN ON THE TRAIN - 2002 French film about a gun-toting stranger and the school teacher he crosses paths and lives with.
MELVIN AND HOWARD, Jonathan Demme's 1980 movie about the true story of a man who may or may not be the heir to Howard Hughes' fortune.
THE DEAD, John Huston's 1987 acclaimed adaptation of the John Joyce novel
BABY FACE (1933) notorious for playing a part in the creation of the Hollywood Moral Production Code.
Music documentary MUSCLE SHOALS (2013)
Critically acclaimed Danish drama, THE HUNT (2012)


Nominated for Best Foreign Film, 2011, INCENDIES (2010)
Actor/Director Sarah Polley's autobiographical documentary STORIES WE TELL (2013)
BABETTE'S FEAST Award-winning Danish film released in 1988.
WADJDA Written and directed by a female Saudi in 2012.
LOCKE Drama filmed nearly entirely of star Tom Hardy in an critically acclaimed performance. (2013)

Woody Allen's, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (2006) 
Nominated for Best Foreign Film, AFTER THE WEDDING (2006) 
Frank De Felitta's dramatic documentary, BOOKER'S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY (2012) 
Academy Award Nominee, MONSIEUR LAZHAR (2011) 
Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012)
Best Foreign Film Academy Award, NOWHERE IN AFRICA (2001) 
Iranian drama, A SEPARATION (2011) 
Provocative drama-thriller, TAKE SHELTER (2011) 
Thomas McCarthy's WIN WIN (2011)
George Clooney's THE IDES OF MARCH (2011)
Woody Allen's MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011)
Alexander Payne's THE DESCENDANTS (2011)
Raymond De Felitta's CITY ISLAND (2009) 
Susan Bier’s IN A BETTER WORLD (2010)