Watching a movie isn’t an activity that most Americans associate with New Year’s Eve celebrations, but one short film is a staple of a German New Year’s. Dinner For One, an 18 minute black-and-white film, was released in 1963 featuring British comedians Freddie Frinton and May Warder. The plot revolves around the 90th birthday of an upper-class Englishwoman who hosts a celebration dinner every year for her friends. The problem is that she has actually outlived those friends. As such, her butler James makes his way around the table, impersonating each of the guests in turn–including consuming that guest’s share of alcohol.
It has been estimated that nearly half the German population watches this film to mark the New Year. Is this classic film part of your New Year’s plans?
Those People - This movie fucked me up. So brilliantly done. A crazy roller coaster of emotions. One messy love triangle threatens to break everyone’s worlds. Charilie and Sebastion have been best friends for fifteen years and when Charlie meets a pianist named Tim everything gets thrown into a crazy whirlwind. I absolutely love Jason Ralph and am in love with Jonathan Gordon as well now. The casting was phenomenal and the friendships that were portrayed felt so real with how unique they all were. A must watch.