An Appalachian Rendezvous with French Cinema: My Afternoons with Margueritte
Note: Film Festival Passes may only be purchased by calling the Farthing Auditorium Box Office at 1-800-841-ARTS or 828-262-4046.
Pre-film talk with festival film expert Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 8pm and will last approximately 30 minutes.
This story about a village idiot and an articulate writer that forge an unusual bond after a chance meeting in a local park has captured the hearts of many. Germain is in his fifties and completely illiterate; Margueritte is in her nineties, and shares her passion for writing with anyone who will listen. When lumbering Germain shares a park bench with Margueritte, her reading aloud helps him to connect with his inner intellectual. Little does Germain realize that Margueritte is getting as much out of their relationship as he is; as Germain becomes more literate, Margueritte discovers a unique friendship that she never thought possible.
Unrated; Directed by Jean Becker (2010); 82 minutes; This film includes subtitles.