|Sent on:||Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:27 PM|
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Film Fans!
What: "The Names of Love" Saturday July 30th, Albany Twin @ 6:40pm
When: Saturday, July 30,[masked]:45 PM
Where: Albany Twin
1115 Solano Ave
Albany, CA 94706
Baya Benmahmoud (Sara Forestier), a young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: "Make love, not war" to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them. She seduces many and so far has received exceptional results—until she meets Arthur Martin, a Jewish middle aged, middle-of-the road scientist. Bound by common tragic family histories (the Algerian War and Holocaust under Vichy), the duo improbably fall in love. Amid the bubbly amour, humorous lasciviousness and moments of sheer madness, filmmaker Michel Leclerc injects satirical riffs on such hot-button sociopolitical issues as Arab-Jewish relations, anti-Semitism, immigration, and racial and cultural identity. Winner of France's 2011 César Awards for Best Actress (Forestier) and Best Original Screenplay (co-written by director Michel Leclerc).
Leclerc pays such lavish homage, in the construction of his film, to golden-age Woody Allen; the moments at which a bewildered Arthur consults his teen-age self could have come straight out of "Annie Hall."
We will meet for the film at 6:40pm, so we can say hello and find good seats. The film starts at 7:00pm. Afterward, we'll go for something to eat and/or drink nearby. If you need to get in touch or can't find the group, please call me on my mobile:[masked]