• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Thursday, February 18, 2016

Foreign Film Series

Please join us on three Tuesday nights in March for these films from France and China. First is a film that takes us to the courts of Louis XVI at Versailles, where only the most clever aristocrats can get the king's attention. Next is a beautifully filmed story of wildlife preservation in the mountains of China and Tibet. The last film takes place at a school for delinquent boys in France, where a new teacher starts a music program that has a positive effect on the students. As always, the movies at the library are free and open to the public.

Ridicule
March 8 at 6:15 pm.
In 18th century France, a nobleman travels to Versailles to gain support from King Louis XVI for a project in his small town. He learns that the best way to impress the king is to develop a quick wit among the other noblemen. France, 1996. Rated R.
"One of the year's 10 best" - USA Today.
"Two thumbs up" - Siskel & Ebert.
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
For more information about this film click here.

Mountain Patrol
March 15 at 7 pm.
A true story of volunteers who endure harsh conditions in a remote mountainous game preserve to protect Tibetan antelope against poachers. Filmed in the actual locations.
China, 2004. Rated PG-13.
"A gorgeous, engrossing epic" - Seattle Times.
"Riveting" - Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
For more information about this film click here.

The Chorus
March 22 at 7 pm.
A new teacher arrives at a rigidly disciplined boys' school and starts training the students in choral singing. The result is a positive change in the students, but the school's administrators continue to resist it. France, 2004. Rated PG-13.
"Recommended" - Video Librarian.
"Enchantingly beautiful and moving" - USA Today.
Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film.
For more information about this film click here.

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