Thursday, September 22, 2011

Club Indigo to present "Jean de Florette" Sept. 23

CALUMET -- Friday, Sept. 23, is the date of the next Club Indigo -- an all-French evening -- at the Calumet Theatre. The film (at 7:15 p.m.) will be a powerful drama of love, betrayal and revenge: JEAN DE FLORETTE.

It will be preceded (at 6 p.m.) by a gourmet buffet from the Copper Country's exclusive restaurant, De La Terre, Lake Linden.

Winner of seven Academy Awards, the movie, which takes place in Southern France's lush and beautiful Provence region, tells the story of Jean, his wife and little daughter, who leave Paris to attempt a new life in a rustic farmhouse, which they inherited from Jean's mother. But they are unprepared for the hostile reception they receive from the people of the area. Led by a proud, cocky farmer and his simple-minded nephew, they do everything possible to discourage the new dwellers; but Jean is doggedly optimistic. Richly textured, emotionally powerful is this adaptation of Marcel Pagnol's brilliant novel, exquisitely and meticulously filmed with galvanizing performance from an award-winning cast.

Cost for both buffet and film: $18. Film alone, $5. Children at a reduced rate. For the buffet, call at least a day in advance to the theatre to arrange for seating: 337-2610.

The movie is sponsored by Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital, Calumet.

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