On Sunday, October 12th let's head to the New York Film Festival to see the 11:15am screening of the French film "Let It Rain".
After the movie, we'll head to Le Pain Quotidien; (922 7th Ave @ 58th St) for a vegetarian meal and discussion about the film.
Note: the restaurant serves meat but we respectfully ask that you order vegetarian when out with this group.
Please be prepared to:
* Update your RSVP at least 24 hrs in advance (day-of "Maybe"s will be considered "No"s)
* Arrive by 10:30am and look for familiar faces. Note: we're arriving extra-early to ensure good seats!
* Pay for your food/drink
* Buy your ticket in advance from the Film Society of Lincoln Center to save time and guarantee yourself a seat. We're heading to the 11:15am screening on Sunday, October 12th.
About the film
Let It Rain / Parlez-moi de la pluie
Series: 46th New York Film Festival [Sept. 26 – Oct. 12, 2008]
Director: Agnès Jaoui, Country: France, Release: 2008, Runtime: 110
The urbane social satirist Agnès Jaoui (The Taste of Others, NYFF 2000; Look At Me, Opening Night, NYFF 2004) is at the height of her powers, both as a filmmaker and as an actor, in this deftly structured comic study of self-delusion set in an unexpectedly rainy southern France.
The director plays a self-regarding feminist novelist weighing a run at politics, who returns to her childhood summer home to sort out family business with her homebody sister. Jaoui’s inimitable creative partner Jean-Pierre Bacri is pitch-perfect as an equally self-absorbed filmmaker angling to make a documentary about powerful women.
Often compared to Woody Allen, her perceptions about class, power and sexual politics are so sharp and her wit so light that perhaps it’s time to start thinking of this wonderful filmmaker as a modern-day French Jane Austen.
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