Movie Screening

By Dave Pratt

Oops — we forgot to take any photos whatsoever at AONE's most recent Pizza and a Movie Party on Saturday, November 18th. We could have tried to cover our oversight like this:

... but that would be fake news and our club is above that, so you'll have to take our word for it that around two dozen AONE patrons filled our "theatre" for the fine food and fun entertainment.

We gathered at around 5:00 PM and started things off by hanging out in the kitchen for a while, sipping our various beverages and munching on popcorn, to get us in the spirit. At 5:30, with plenty of darkness settled, we shifted into the living room, where the club's big-screen multi-channel A/V system was set up. Our first feature for the night, Speed Sisters, was well received. As Peter Walker pointed out in his introductory comments, it was a story about a team of remarkable, talented women in modern-day Palestine (a conflicted part of our planet, to say the least), whose interest in cars that went fast was no different from our own.

The pizza arrived somewhat behind schedule (giving Vi and me a case of heartburn even before taking a bite) but still a few minutes before Speed Sisters ended, so it was steaming when we opened the boxes. Once again, the offerings of Pizzeria Alto Strada (a.k.a. Dedham's High Street Pizza) were deemed top-notch, and we'll continue to use them as long as they're willing to schlep a big pile of pizzas up the hill to our house. The main course was accompanied by salad that Vi had assembled and, of course, a bit more beverage.

When it was apparent that the pizza intake had slowed, we announced the start of the second feature, returned to the "theatre", dimmed the lights, and rolled the film. (Well, actually, figured out how Amazon streaming worked and clicked "Play".) Driving Dreams is a recent film about the automotive designs that came out of Turin during the Italian "Automotive Renaissance" (the late '40s through the late '60)s that includes footage of the cars and interviews with most of the great Italian designers of the era. Fun and interesting ... and such beautiful macchine!

As Driving Dreams was rolling its closing credits, we raised the lights and retired back to the kitchen for coffee and lots of delicious cookies brought for us by Ki & John Basel and Lauren & John DeWaele (thank you very much!). After milling around for a while, people started drifting out, bringing to an end another of our enjoyable movie/pizza nights. We'll be getting the next one planned for sometime early next year — contact us with ideas for films you'd like to see (preferably ones that people aren't likely to have watched before).

First, though, we'll be seeing you at the Holiday Party!Tiny Quadrifoglio

Pizza and a Movie Night Attendees

Peter Walker & Meg Anderson
Tom Ducibella & Angela Nannini
Robert Rook & Adrien Sipos
Jim Miga
John & Ki Basel
Doug Sondak
John & Roberta Rowntree and daughter Jennie
Fran O'Connor and friend Serena
Giorgio & Marisa Kradjian
Bruce Murray
John & Lauren DeWaele
Dave & Vi Pratt

P.S. Someone left behind a black two-bottle wine carrier and corkscrew — contact me and we'll make arrangements for returning it.

See the original event announcement

Movie Screening