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"A Summer's Tale" at the Varsity Theater

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We will be attending the 7:05 showing of Eric Rohmer's romantic comedy “A summer's Tale” at the Varsity Theater located in Seattle's University District. This highly rated film was produced in 1996 and is finally getting the USA release that it deserves. Here is a description of the film taken from Landmark Theatres web site:

In master writer/director Eric Rohmer's A Summer's Tale, being shown theatrically in the U.S. for the first time, Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud, Time to Leave), a recent university graduate, comes to the seaside in Brittany for three weeks' vacation before starting a new job. He's hoping his sort-of girlfriend, the fickle Léna (Aurélia Nolin), will join him there; but as the days pass, he welcomes the interest of Margot (Amanda Langlet, from Rohmer's Pauline at the Beach), a pretty waitress. Things start to get complicated when the spoken-for Margot encourages Gaspard to have a summer romance with her friend, Solène (Gwenaëlle Simon), and he complies. When Léna turns up, and scheduling complications abound, Gaspard will have to make a choice…. Rohmer's characteristically light touch allows his characters to discourse on love and friendship, even as their body language complicates and even contradicts their words; he conveys the openness of a world of possibilities faced by these young people. (Fully subtitled)

Here is a preview of the film:

A Summer's Tale - trailer (

A Summer's Tale has a 97 rating at web site: here is a link to that web site where you can read or scan all of the reviews:

tomatometer - A Summer's Tale (

"Originally released in 1996 in France (but never before in the U.S.), Eric Rohmer's sun-kissed love quadrangle remains as fresh and romantically profound as it was 18 years ago." Entertainment Weekly

"A Summer's Tale" has room to focus on Rohmer's brilliance at revealing human nature through articulate, multidimensional characters, perfectly cast, who in some ways seem to exist outside of time." New York Times

"It's always a delight to see the latest installment in Eric Rohmer's decades-long sequence of talky, almost actionless pictures about the romantic and ethical dilemmas of young French people." San Francisco Chronicle

Meet me in the lobby of the Varsity Theater at 6:45. I am an Asian male who wears glasses and who will be wearing some type of hat (beret, hiker's rain hat, African brimless kufi). A head shot of me appears in the photo section of my profile so you can see for whom to look. My cell phone,[masked], will be on until the start of the program at 7:05

Do not send text messages or post comments on the web site at the last minute; I use a cell phone that does not have the capability to receive such text messages. Please call if you need to contact me.

There will be an optional snack and beverage stop at the conclusion of the film (conclusion = after all the credits have been shown). Meet me in the lobby of the theater where we will discuss our options of which cafe to patronize.

If you are interested in having a light meal before the film meet me at the Best of Bento restaurant located at 4245 University Way (across the street from the US Post Office). This establishment serves various styles of Asian food: tempura, sushi, Korean, bento, Chinese. Dinner can be had for about $8 plus tax and tip. Meet me in the restaurant at 5:45 or later, but no so late that you will have to skip dinner.

George Liu


PS: The film that I was intending to host today "Half of Yellow Sun" disappeared after a run of just one week. This is a last minute substitution.

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