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Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! We hope you will join us virtually, until we can meet in person again. We’ll be discussing “My Afternoons with Margueritte”
“[Depardieu] is as emblematic of his country as Tom Hanks is of ours, and MY AFTERNOONS WITH MARGUERITTE is his ‘Forrest Gump.’ Only better.”
– Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch “My Afternoons with Margueritte” on Kanopy — one of the library’s video streaming services, and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Kanopy. Click here to access Kanopy or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register — you can use any of BPL’s online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link — which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!)  Contact ashlandprograms@minlib.net with any questions.

Synopsis

In a small French town, a man 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 Margueritte, a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud.

Germain is lured by Margueritte’s passion for life and the magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded. As Margueritte 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.

Please follow this link to register: https://tinyurl.com/pprdduzx

Running Time
83 mins

Year
2010

Filmmakers
Jean Becker

Features
Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane

Language
French

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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