Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Club Indigo to present "Amélie" Feb. 10

CALUMET -- Ooh, la la! This Friday, Feb. 10, at the Calumet Theatre, Club Indigo will be an all-French delight. The movie is Amélie, a thoroughly Gallic romantic, comic fantasy -- if you can imagine such.

It takes place in the shadow of the famed Sacré Coeur, in Montmartre, where Amélie, a sweet, shy, conniving young waitress works in a café. Always having been a lonely girl, she has grown up to observe humanity carefully and has vowed to make the right people happy -- and the others miserable. She does both amazingly well. Then one day she falls in love...

Beautifully shot in lush color, rich with background harmonica and squeeze-box waltzes, the film is drenched in all the trappings we've come to associate with the City of Lights. And Audrey Tautou, in the lead, is a really lovable star shining here. The movie is, in turns, thrilling, hilarious, touching, sad, and above all, charmingly likable -- hyperboles deservedly intended.

The movie begins at 7:15 p.m., preceded at 6 p.m. by a French buffet from the chefs at the Miscowaubik Club. Admission to the food and film is $18; the film alone is $5. For the buffet, call the Calumet Theatre today at 337-2610.

CPA Joseph Daavettila, Houghton, sponsors the movie.

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