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 Reel to Real as we watch a movie, share a meal, and engage in a follow-up discussion on that evening's film. 

 

Click here for more information on our next Reel to Real event.

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

 
 

Previous Reel to Real Films:

2018

THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942) Claudette Colbert, Joel McCrea, Mary Astor, and Rudy Vallee star in Preston Sturges’ classic comedy characterized by witty dialogue and delightful deception. 

MONSOON WEDDING (2001) Mira Nair's spirited comedy-drama explores traditions and tensions as the Verma family prepares for a large Punjabi Hindu wedding in Delhi.

LOVING VINCENT (2017) Nominated for a 2018 Academy Award, this dazzling movie re-creates Van Gogh's unique, expressionistic style while focusing on the last months of his life.  A feast for the eyes, Loving Vincent is the first oil painted animated feature film. 

FACES PLACES (2017) Octogenarian filmmaker, Agnes Varda and 33-year-old photographer, J.R., journey through rural France in search of simple subjects for their unique mural images.  Their creativity and developing friendship highlight this Academy Award-nominated documentary.

DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991) Visually stunning, Julie Dash's rich narrative focuses on the unique world of former slaves at the turn of the century on Saint Helena Island in South Carolina.

2017

HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971) Young, rich, and obsessed with death, Harold is changed forever when he meets lively septuagenarian Maude at a funeral.

THE SALESMAN (2016) - While both participating in a production of Death of a Salesman, a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.
FORCE MAJEURE (2014) - An examination of human behavior, this is a provocative and sometimes funny Swedish movie that poses the question, "What would you do?"
 

LITTLE MEN (2016) - This independent film focuses on the tension between children and adults against the background of an urban land dispute.

DELI MAN (2015) - Humorous and insightful, this documentary explores the community and connections created by the Jewish delicatessen culture.

 

 2016

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 (2014) - 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 (1999) - A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

TIMBUKTU (2015) - A Best Foreign Film nominee, this tense drama examines the lives of North African natives living under jihadist rule.
PHOENIX (2014) - This German film focuses on identity, memory, and the power of sweet revenge.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (2016) - A quirky coming of age adventure, this buddy movie is a New Zealand delight.  

 

2015

MAN ON THE TRAIN (2002) - A French film about the relationship between a gun-toting stranger and an isolated school teacher.

MELVIN AND HOWARD (1980) - Jonathan Demme's true story about a man who may or may not be the heir to Howard Hughes' fortune.

THE DEAD (1987) - John Huston's 1987 acclaimed adaptation of the James Joyce novel

BABY FACE (1933) - This risqué movie is notorious for helping to initiate the Hollywood Moral Production Code.

MUSCLE SHOALS (2013) - This lively documentary captures the energy of the recording studios that helped shape popular music.  

THE HUNT (2012) - Nominated for an Academy Award, this Danish film explores the power of moral panic within a small town.

 

2014

INCENDIES (2010)
STORIES WE TELL (2013)
BABETTE'S FEAST (1988)
WADJDA (2012)
LOCKE (2013)

2013

CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (2006) 
AFTER THE WEDDING (2006) 
BOOKER'S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY (2012) 
MONSIEUR LAZHAR (2011) 
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (2012)
     
2012

NOWHERE IN AFRICA (2001) 
A SEPARATION (2011) 
TAKE SHELTER (2011) 
WIN WIN (2011)
THE IDES OF MARCH (2011)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (2011)
      
2011

THE DESCENDANTS (2011)
CITY ISLAND (2009) 
IN A BETTER WORLD (2010)