Saturday, May 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Free Admission - Donations encouraged
This event is ONLINE - zoom links will be emailed following registration
For more information on the how/why of ciné-club, see the "about" section at the bottom of the page.
I think it's time for a feel-good film, don't you? This week we're shedding off all dreariness and cynicism (a radical action for a french film club) to discuss Oliier Nakache and Eric Toledano's heartwarming modern classic:
Intouchables / The Intouchables (2011)
Bringing together sharp humor with an underlying sweetness, Intouchables is the quintessential feel-good movie à la Française. Set in Paris, the story focuses on an unlikely friendship between a wealthy quadriplegic (François Cluzet) and his ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), each character suffering from a handicap the other must learn to understand. Despite their differences, the two men will forge a bond that transcends the cirumstances of class or race and the barriers of socioeconomic prejudice. This film is a must-see for all the hopeful humanists out there.
"Believe the hype – this irreverent take on disability is charming and uplifting”- The Guardian
ABOUT CINÉ CLUB:
Isn’t it time you caught up on all those French cult classics you’ve been meaning to watch? If you’re a cinéphile, francophile, or just looking for some fun conversation in these isolating times, we’ve got you covered. Join us for a laid-back, weekly discussion of classic films, as we explore the weirder side of the French canon. This ain’t your grandma’s Godard! (although I guess technically it could have been).
Each week, we’ll reveal the film up for discussion by Monday on our social media and the events page of our website. We’ll also include some historical context, potential discussion points to consider while watching, and some links for where to view it. You’ll have the rest of the week to watch the film independently and then we’ll group up online via Zoom on Saturday at 2 PM to discuss. BYOB (or W). Sound good?
For the sake of inclusivity, the discussion will be in English. Since we’ll be having our meetings over zoom, the group size will be limited to 15 registrants. When you register, we’ll send you a link for accessing the conversation group. Come full of thoughts or just full of ramblings – we’ll take either!
Discussion will be led by Matthew Jackson, one of our culture interns. Matthew studied film at the University of Chicago and spends most of his time blathering about movies online.