Past Meetup

My Afternoons With Margueritte at the Keystone Art Cinema

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Landmark has the theater's schedule for next week on their Indianapolis page (http://landmarktheatres.com/Market/Indianapolis/Indianapolis_Frameset.htm) as of today, and My Afternoons with Margueritte starts at 7:45 on Friday- so I've set the time for the Meetup at 7:30, so we'll have time to buy tickets, get seats, and so on before the movie starts.

My Afternoons with Margueritte (http://cohenmedia.net/main.html) is a 2010 French comedy from director Jean Becker (One Deadly Summer, Tender Scoundrel, A Man Named Rocca, Elisa), starring Gérard Depardieu and Gisèle Casadesus (who's also in The Hedgehog, currently scheduled to start at the same theater on the same day). Here is the beginning of the plot synopsis, from the film's official US site:

My Afternoons with Margueritte is the story of life's random encounters. In a small French town, Germain (Gérard Depardieu), a nearly illiterate man in his '50s and considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a walk to the park one day and happens to sit beside Margueritte (Gisèle Casadesus), a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She's articulate, highly intelligent and frail. Between Germain and Margueritte, there are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. Germain is lured by Margueritte's passion for life and the magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded...

My Afternoons with Margueritte is at 81% from critics and 73% from audiences at Rotten Tomatoes (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/my_afternoons_with_marguerite/). Several reviews I have read note that Depardieu is very good here- better than he has been for many years. If you're in the mood for a French comedy (non-frenetic, clasically-styled division), I hope you will join us on Friday night.