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Cineclub: Acclaimed Drama "A Prophet" (France, 2009); in Private Theater

  • Jul 19, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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Cineclub: Co-meetup of Movie Lovers group, Alliance Francaise, French Language & Social Club. Snacks and wine.

"Outstanding"--NY Daily News.

"A triumph of the highest order"--Rolling Stone.

"Masterful..."A Prophet," is an answered prayer for those who believe that revitalizing classic forms with contemporary attitudes makes for the most compelling kind of cinema"--LA Times

HONORS:

Winner of 9 Cesar Awards (French Academy Awards), incl. Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor, and Director Jacques Audiard; winner, Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix; winner, BAFTA (British Academy Awards) Best Foreign Language Film; nominee for Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

SYNOPSIS:

"Condemned to six years in prison, 19 year old Malik El Djebena, part Arab, part Corsican, cannot read or write. Arriving at the jail entirely alone, he appears younger and more fragile than the other convicts."

"Cornered by the leader of the Corsican gang currently ruling the prison, he is given a number of "missions" to carry out, toughening him up and gaining the gang leader's confidence in the process. Malik is a fast learner and rises up the prison ranks, all the while secretly devising his own plans."

In French, English subtitles. 150 mins.

Meeting Place; both the building and theater are wheelchair accessible: We are going to meet in new private theater downtown to which Jane has access (seats up to about 15, projector, stadium style seating).

THE MAIN THING YOU NEED TO DO IS TO GET TO THE INTERSECTION OF 6th AVE NO. AND CHURCH ST--SEE MORE BELOW

Parking is available across the street in the Main Public Library parking lot on 6th Ave No., a half block down from intersection of 6Th & Church.
Parking also might be available on 5th or 6th but the library is a sure thing!

*****Anyone taking MTA , to come downtown, take #7; it stops at Church & 9th Ave. No. (after Lifeway announcement) or main station about 3 short blocks away; and going home, the #7 stops about 2 blocks up on 6th Ave. No. The #3 also stops at the main station if you are coming downtown; and right across the street on 6th Ave. going back towards West End. *****

Jane will be in the lobby to greet you or you can buzz the concierge. Her cell number is [masked] in case you need directions.

***Coffee and conversation in the very cozy lounge before the movie.****

Derek's Additional Directions:

If this will be your first visit, the most important thing is plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space (I recommend the library too) and find the building.

Also, print these directions or be able to access them from your phone.

The Private Theater is in The Cumberland at 555 Church Street at the corner of 6th and Church.  On the other corner of 6th and Church on the same side of the street is the Nashville Public Library.  On the other side of The Cumberland is a UPS Store, then Quizno's Subs, then McKendree United Methodist Church at 523 Church.  Subway is directly across the street from The Cumberland facing it.

You go through 2 sets of double doors when entering The Cumberland.   The 2nd set of double doors is straight ahead.  You can Press 6# for the Concierge Desk for either set of doors that are usually locked.

After going through the 2nd set of double doors, walk straight ahead until you can't walk further.  You will pass the Club room/lounge on your right where everyone may be if you arrive early enough.

If you don't see them, then turn to your left where the hall dead ends at the[masked] sign.  Then, at the Storage Room door sign - go to your right.  You will pass the exercise room.

You'll see the Media Center door straight ahead.  That's it.  Go through that door and then you'll go through another door that says Media Center.  There are also restrooms there.

Again, print these directions or be able to access them if you are going for the first time.

Thanks and have a great time!

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  • jane d.

    Relentless, tough, sometimes symbolic; excellent acting. And Thanks for being such a great group of people!

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there - it looks like an excellent movie.

    July 18, 2013

  • Richard ".

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend this event

    July 18, 2013

  • steven d.

    looking forward to it

    July 9, 2013

  • Zan B.

    Sorry that I can't attend - I had forgotten that I have a previous engagement that night.

    July 2, 2013

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