What You'll Get
According to national polls, feature films are the fourth most-popular type of film after cling film, pond scum, and pudding skin. Scratch beyond the surface with today's Groupon: for $18, you get two tickets to a Talk Cinema screening at Landmark Theatre's Edina Cinema (a $36 value) on either February 5, March 5, March 19, April 9, or April 30. Though Talk Cinema offers $5 tickets for full-time students with ID, this Groupon still represents the best deal for most buyers. Both tickets must be used at the same screening.
Talk Cinema offers an industry-insider peek of upcoming foreign and independent pictures, all curated by longtime film critic Harlan Jacobson. Guests receive the indiscreet honor of previewing the freshest films, followed by a discussion led by a guest speaker who might be a notable critic, a filmmaker, or an artisanal popcorn chef. Attendees have no prior knowledge of the day's screening, giving viewers a roulette of genres to experience, including psychological thrillers, romantic dramas, and heart-warming documentaries on the evolution of ice-cube trays. All shows start at 10 a.m., with doors opening at 9:30 a.m.
- Here’s an easy way to one-up even your hippest friends: Talk Cinema, a series at Edina Cinema in which the cream of the movie festivals are screened on Saturday mornings—well before the films’ general release, and often including a discussion with the filmmaker. Talk-goers were among the first to see Borat and Transamerica. But the real novelty is that you don’t know what you’ll be seeing until you show up. – Minnesota Monthly
- It was a lot of fun. It was also fun to hear the responses gathered from similar screenings around the country to the November screening which was "The Kite Runner." – Euan Kerr, Minnesota Public Radio
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Show availability is first-come first-served. Valid only for Spring 2011 Season. Valid only for Talk Cinema screenings. Must use both tickets for 1 screening. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.