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’Finest In World Cinema’ At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Originally Posted: October 28, 2011

Gérard Depardieu and Gisèle Casadesus in "My Afternoons With Margueritte." (Courtesy Photo: ICE3, KJB, Studiocanal, France 3 cinéma)

Westhampton Beach - As part of its "Finest in World Cinema" series, the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center will screen:

"My Afternoons With Margueritte"
Director Jean Becker's sweet love story, "My Afternoons with Margueritte," will screen on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, December 11 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. "My Afternoons with Marguerite" is the story of life's random encounters. In a small French town, Germain (Gérard Depardieu), a nearly illiterate man in his 50s 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 Margueritte, a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She's articulate, highly intelligent and frail. Between Germain and Margueritte, there are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. 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 - to literacy and respect for Germain, and to the deepest friendship for Margueritte. "My Afternoons with Margueritte" is in French and Flemish with English subtitles, Rated R, and one hour, 22 minutes.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors, and $3 for WHBPAC Film Society members.

For more information call the Box Office at 631-288-1500 or click below.

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