SunFlix Series Presents French Film
The Sunrise Theater's Sunflix Series presents the multiple award winning French film, "Seraphine," for a five-day run beginning Thursday, Oct. 15, through Monday, Oct. 19. The film will show weekdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
A sleeper hit in France, "Seraphine" was the surprise winner of the Best Picture Award and Best Actress Award for Yolande Moreau, along with five other awards at the 2009 Cesars, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards. The film was also selected as the Best Film at the 2009 Scottsdale International Film Festival by its audience. "Seraphine" stars Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Adelaide Leroux; it was directed by Martin Provost.
The following summary is taken from the film's official Web site:
"Seraphine" is the true story of Sraphine Louis aka Sraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41 -- self-taught and with the instigation of her guardian angel -- began painting brilliantly colorful canvases.
In 1912 Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur), a German art critic and collector -- one of the first collectors of Picasso and champion of nave primitive painter Le Douanier Rousseau -- discovered her paintings while she worked for him as a maid in his lodgings in Senlis outside Paris.
Uhde became her patron and grouped her work with other nave painters the so-called "Sacred Heart Painters" -- with acclaimed shows in Paris, elsewhere in Europe and eventually at New York's MoMA.
Director Martin Provost builds his story around the relationship between the avant-garde art dealer and the visionary cleaning lady, forging a testament to the mysteries of creativity and the resilience of one woman's spirit.
The film is not rated and runs two hours.
The historic Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad Street in Southern Pines, is nonprofit. Ticket prices are $7 for evening shows and $6 for matinees. Refreshments, including beer and wine are available, and all movies are commercial free.
Contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or visit the Web site www.sunrisetheater.com.
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