2012 Starz Denver Film Festival - The Happiness of Others

  • November 8, 2012 · 6:30 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Please Note - You must purchase a ticket for this event

Tickets go on sale October 17 for Members and October 19 for Non-Members

Click here to purchase a ticket online (beware there is a $3 service charge to purchase online)

The Happiness of Others...

Canada, 2011, 101 Minute Running Time - Film starts at 7:15pm
Genre/Subjects: Comedy, Family Friendly
Program: Contemporary World Cinema
Language: French English Subtitles

DIRECTOR: Jean-Phillipe Pearson
Producer: Christian Larouche
Editor: Yvann Thibaudeau
Principal Cast: Michel Barrette, Louise Portal, Marc-André Grondin, Julie Le Breton, Germain Houde

A quirky, gentle humor pervades this dramedy about family dysfunction, second families, and generational issues. Despite their age difference, 30-year-old Evelyn is happy in her relationship with her boyfriend, Jean-Pierre, who is 50. Even when she becomes pregnant, they both embrace this new stage of life. But they are not the only ones in the equation.

Jean-Pierre has been an absentee father to children who are now about the same age as his girlfriend. He’s now trying to rekindle his relationships with them. His son, Sylvain, regularly coaxes him into the kinds of outings fathers and sons experience at a much younger age. But Sylvain’s own familial ambitions are on hold—his girlfriend just split up with him. His daughter, Marion, has been trying unsuccessfully for two years to have a child, which is taking a steep toll on her marriage. Jean-Pierre’s ex-wife, Louise, who spent 20 years raising the kids on her own, is now trying to build a new life, albeit with the questionable help of a friend who thinks kinky sexual practices will set her free. When Jean-Pierre announces at Sylvain’s birthday dinner that he’s about to be a father, it hits everybody hard. Meanwhile, Evelyn’s having no better luck. Her parents try to rejoice with her, but in their circuitous, confessional ramblings they eventually give vent to their fears about her being with a man old enough to be the child’s grandfather. As Jean-Pierre seizes the opportunity to redeem himself as a father, Evelyn takes a long look at what her own future might be.

Cost:  $11 for Members and $13 Non-Members  Beware there is a $3 service charge for purchasing tickets on-line.

Parking:  Parking is FREE in the film center parking garage or find street parking

Where to Meet:  Meet the group in the theater lobby - find the line for this movie and join the group.  If you're late, find the group in the theater.

See you there!

 

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  • Anna

    Really good movie- shows life from different angles:from sad to funny. Enjoyed it very much as well as the dinner at Okinawa:-)

    November 10, 2012

  • Debbie

    Since most independent films address "real" life issues, they usually tend to be on the darker side. However, this one was a feel good film and did make me feel "happy." Good one!

    November 9, 2012

  • Pam M.

    I liked this one 2nd best so far.

    November 9, 2012

  • Debbie

    I'm at Okinawa for sushi or teriyaki if you can make it! Join me!

    November 8, 2012

    • Mary

      I will see you in the lobby before the movie!

      November 8, 2012

  • Pam M.

    Debbie, If it plays again, you MUST see Rising From Ashes. Incredible movie!

    November 5, 2012

  • Debbie

    Anyone interested in joining me for an early dinner (5pm) at Okinawa located at 2301 E Colfax - just down the street from the film center? Check out their happy hour and dinner menu http://okinawadenver.com/ Also, we'll meet in the Henderson Lounge after the film to discuss the "Happiness of Others."

    1 · November 5, 2012

  • Dalene

    I bought my ticket!!

    October 26, 2012

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