February Event: Movie night!

Invitation for February event – Movie night! – Saturday, February 23, 2019

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Dear international students,

We enjoyed meeting so many old and new friends at our January event, and would now like to invite you to a movie night on February 23. We will show the film “Lars and the Real Girl”, a very unusual film about a young man (Ryan Gosling) and his strange relationship with a lifelike doll.

Before showing the film we will serve a tasty meal of pasta and salad, also for vegetarians. During the film we will pause for a dessert of brownies or cake or cookies, all homemade. And of course there will be popcorn!

Be sure to come on time. We will begin the meal a bit earlier this time, 18.15, to allow extra time for the film, and then for you to express your reactions to it.

If you would like to help with preparations, please contact JoAnn van Seventer.

About the movie

Lars Lindstrom is a loveable introvert whose emotional baggage has kept him from fully embracing life. After years of what is almost solitude, he invites Bianca, a friend he met on the internet to visit him. He introduces Bianca to his brother Gus and his wife Karen, and they are stunned. They don't know what to say to Lars or Bianca--because she is a life-size doll, not a real person and he is treating her as though she is alive. They consult the family doctor Dagmar who explains this is a delusion he's created--for what reason she doesn't yet know but they should all go along with it. What follows is an emotional journey for Lars and the people around him. 


The location of this meeting of International Café will be Het Pand, Madoerastraat 16 in Groningen. We will have a banner at the entrance to the alley leading to Het Pand. Check our website for some photos of the neighbourhood and directions on how to get there.


18.00 to 22.00 — Come on time. Coffee and tea are served at 18.00 and dinner at 18.15! Enjoy the food while it is hot!

Cost for the meal

€3.00 — Be sure to bring cash, preferably change.

Sign up - 16 seats available.

Closing on Friday! Please sign up for this event by Friday, February 22. We can have a maximum of 50 students for this event. Always sign up through the form below. If you have signed up but are not able to come will you please cancel your reservation so that someone else can take your place and we know how much food is needed!
No more submissions accepted at this time.Welcome!

The team

Hans and JoAnn van Seventer, Mirjam Poelman, Louwrens Wemekamp and Geraldine Zieleman, Ludie and Cornelie Postmus

Location and map

Navigation: Go to Floresplein 30, we are in the alley next to it!!
Location: Madoerastraat 16, Groningen (link to find us)

Center map