2003 - Best of Times, Worst of Times

Meeting #24
Member: Andrew
Theme: Film Noir
Date: January 2003
Restaurant: Bertoldi's Trattoria
Movies: Double Indemnity (1944) The Big Sleep (1946) Key Largo (1948) The Third Man (1949) The Night of the Hunter (1955) Bonus - Mulhulland Drive (2002)
Notes: First meeting for Nick Scott; only restaurant where club member (Chris Doty) sends his food back to the kitchen

Meeting #25
Member: Laurence
Theme: America At War
Date: Feb 2003
Restaurant: 7 Dwarfs
Movies: Sergeant York (1941) The Bridge at Remagen (1968) The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) Go Tell the Spartans (1978) Bonus - The Pianist (2003)
Notes: Only film club meeting where the bonus film is not related to the theme

Meeting #26
Member: Greg
Theme: Tough Guys
Date: March 2003
Restaurant: Timbers Chop House
Movies: Little Ceasar (1930) White Heat (1949) Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Point Blank (1967) Dirty Harry (1972) Bonus: Payback (1999)

Meeting #27
Member: Nick
Theme: Canadiana 101
Date: April 2003
Restaurant: Caribou Creek
Movies: The Sweet Hereafter (1997) Crash (1996) Goin' Down the Road (1970) Dance Me Outside (1995) Le Confessionnel (1995) Bonus: The Red Violin (1998)

Meeting #28
Member: Chris
Theme: On Sunset Boulevard: The Films and Scripts of Billy Wilder
Date: May 2003
Restaurant: Mongolian Grill
Movies: The Lost Weekend (1945) Sunset Blvd. (1950) Witness for the Prosecution (1957) The Apartment (1960) The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) Bonus: Kiss Me Stupid (1964)

Meeting #29
Member: Matt
Theme: Cult of Personality: A Selection of Cult Films
Date: June 2003
Restaurant: Fatty Patty's Movies: Pink Flamingo's (1972) Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill! (1965) The Wicker Man (1973) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Evil Dead (1981)
Notes: Only film club where the member who selected the theme didn't show

Meeting #30
Member: Andrew
Theme: Political Movies
Date: September 2003
Restaurant: City Hall Restaraunt
Movies: All The Kings Men (1949) All The Presidents Men (1976) JFK (1991) Wag the Dog (1997) Trudeau (Mini Series) (2002)
Notes: First film club to schedule a made-for-TV film (Trudeau)

Meeting #31
Member: Laurence
Theme: THE QATSI TRILOGY
Date: October 2003
Restaurant: Manchuian Gardens
Movies: Koyaanisqatsi (1983) Powaqqasti (1988) Naqoyqatsi (2002) Baraka (1992)
Notes: Hand-written comments by Matt's wife: "Watching these films is like peeling an onion. On the surface there's onion skin but as you begin peeling you find - more onion skin!"

Meeting #32
Member: Greg
Theme: JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN
Date: November 2003
Restaurant: Great West Steak House
Movies: The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) The Quiet Man (1952) The Horse Soldiers (1952) The Alamo (1960) True Grit (1969) Rooster Cogburn (1975)