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New Newcomers Meetup: Welcome // French Film Festival

From: Malyna
Sent on: Friday, February 19, 2010 12:43 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Newcomers to the Providence Area!

What: Welcome // French Film Festival

When: Saturday, February 27,[masked]:45 PM

Cable Car Cinema
204 S Main St
Providence, RI 02903

The 2010 French Film Festival is presented by Brown University at the Cable Car Cinema, from February 25th through March 7th. You can learn read about the featured films here:

We will be watching the movie Welcome. Let's meet at 6:45pm to purchase tickets/get in line. The movie starts at 7pm. Here are more details about the movie:

Directed by Philippe Lioret
France | 2008 | 110 mn
Cast: Vincent Lindon, Fyat Ayverdi, Audrey Dana
View trailer (in French)

Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish youth, has traveled through the Middle East and Europe to join his girlfriend, who has recently emigrated to England with her family. But his journey comes to an abrupt end when he is stopped on the French side of the Channel. Having decided to swim across, Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train. There he meets Simon, a swimming instructor in the midst of a divorce. To impress his wife and win back her heart, Simon decides to risk everything by taking Bilal under his wing. This film describes the daily struggles of ordinary French citizens who defy French authorities by helping illegal immigrants and portrays with brutal honesty the lives of the refugees trying to reach the UK from France.

The movie tickets are $8.50, or $50 for 8 general admissions.

If the group decides so, we can go out for a late night snack and/or drinks afterwards. Hope to see you there!

Learn more here:

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