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7pm Sunday 6 November 2011

My Afternoons with Margueritte

Dir. Jean Becker / 2010 / Lang: Fre, Flemsh subtitles| 82 mins | Rated: 15

My Afternoons with Marguerite is the story of life's random encounters. In a small French town, Germain, a nearly illiterate man in his 50's 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 Marguerite, a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She's articulate, highly intelligent and frail. Between Germain and Marguerite, there are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. Germain is lured by Marguerite's passion for life and the magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded. As Marguerite broadens his mind via reading excerpts from her novel, Germain realizes that he is more of an intellectual than he has ever allowed himself to be. Afternoons spent reading aloud on their favorite bench transform their lives and start them both on a new journey - to literacy and respect for Germain, and to the deepest friendship for Marguerite.

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Review: Cohen Media Group / Rotten Tomatoes

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Venue information


Picture of the Reading RoomProgramme: http://www.yrg-bffs.org/afs/

Venue: The Reading Room, Appleton le Moors

Membership: Annual membership £5.00.

Tickets: Members £4.00, Children: £2.00.

Day member, including admission £5.00. Unwaged £4.00.

Bookings and Membership contact:

Steve Lonsdale. Tel. 01751 430 676
Email: Steve@lonsdale.freeserve.co.uk

General Enquiries: Henry Iles. Tel. 07876 565962
Email: Henryiles@mac.com

Directions: Take Appleton le Moors turning from A170.
Look for green corrugated building after about a mile on the left.
Watch out for the sheep in the dip.
The nearest loo is in the village hall - 5 mins walk.

Performances: Sundays at 7.00pm.
There are 32 seats. Book to ensure a seat otherwise tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis.

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