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Greater Sudbury Public Library Presents Free Movie Matinees for Seniors and Other Adults

January 7, 2008 - The Greater Sudbury Public Library will be presenting free Movie Matinees for Seniors and other adults. Each month one movie will be shown in English and one in French, at the Main Library, 74 MacKenzie Street at 1:00 p.m. on the following days:

Thursday, January 10, 2008: Away From Her: Drama. 110 minutes. Married for 50 years, Grant and Fiona’s life together is full of tenderness and humour, complicated now by Fiona’s memory loss. Moving Fiona into a nursing home specializing in Alzheimer’s disease, Grant embarks on the greatest act of self-sacrifice of his life.

Thursday, January 24, 2008: La Vie secrète des gens heureux. (French.) Drama. 141 minutes. The Dufresne family is the perfect family. However, when their son Thomas falls in love with Audrey, their entire family life is shattered and the romantic comedy they were living slowly slides toward tragedy... a beautiful and cruel tragedy.

Thursday, February 14, 2008: The Painted Veil. Drama. 124 minutes. The Painted Veil is a love story in the 1920's that tells the story of a young English couple. Walter, a doctor, and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else.

Thursday, February 28, 2008: La Neuvaine (French) Drama. 137 minutes. Seriously traumatized by a tragic event, Jeanne, an emergency room doctor, leaves her home in Montreal and finds herself on the dock in Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré. As she prepares to commit suicide, a young man shows up, and after talking her out of her desperate act, decides that he needs to watch over her.

Thursday, March 13, 2008: Secrets and Lies. Drama. 142 minutes. A family is forced to confront the personal issues they’ve been avoiding for years when Cynthia, a working-class Englishwoman, receives a phone call from a woman who claims to be the daughter she put up for adoption years ago.

Thursday, March 27, 2008: La Tourneuse de pages. (French) Drama. 142 minutes. Melanie, a young working-class girl with a passion for the piano has an important audition. During the audition, one of the judges, an internationally-acclaimed pianist, disrupts the audition to give an autograph, disturbing Melanie’s concentration. As a result, Melanie gives up the piano. Ten years later, Melanie is 20 years old and forms a relationship with the same woman.

The movies are free and everyone is welcome. Please call Lise Larose at 673-1155, extension 225 for more information or e-mail lise.larose@greatersudbury.ca

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