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Davidson Film Club to Screen Acclaimed French Film, “Elle”

by | May 3, 2018 | Arts & Entertainment, Davidson Film Club

The Davidson Film Club (DFC) is screening critically acclaimed French film, “Elle,” on Saturday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Directed by Paul Verhoeven in 2016, the film is in French with English subtitles. Its running time is two hours and ten minutes.

The main character, Michèle, seems indestructible. Head of a successful video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. One evening she is sexually assaulted in her home by an unknown assailant, changing her life forever. When she resolutely tracks the man down, they are both drawn into a bizarre and dangerous game—a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.

“Elle” won the Golden Globe Best Film and Best Actress awards and an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. It won Césars for Best Film and Best Actress plus nine additional César nominations, as well as Lumière awards for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actress. In all, it received 59 wins and 71 nominations, including nearly 30 additional Best Actress awards for Isabelle Huppert and multiple additional Best Film awards.

The DFC is a non-profit tax-exempt organization run by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Founded in January 2013, it screens one film a month at the comfortable, tiered-seating Armour Street Theatre in Davidson, home of the Davidson Community Players, located at 307 Armour Street, Davidson. All screenings take place on Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m.

Individual tickets cost $9. You may purchase tickets at the door or pay online.

Or you may send a check to:

Davidson Film Club

P.O. Box 32

Davidson, NC 28036

Marguerite Williams

Marguerite (Margo) Williams is a novelist ("Madame President"), editor, and business owner of A Way With Words. She has lived in Davidson since 1977. Visit her at her website.

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