Monthly Archives: December 2015
The McCall Film Society presents “ Marie’s Story”, Wednesday, January 6th at 7 pm at the Alpine Playhouse, 1210 Roosevelt Ave., McCall. “Wonderfully intimate…touching and insightful”, says Hollywood Reporter.
At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior’s skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie’s Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love..
Sister Marguerite is played by Isabelle Carre who won the French Best Actress Award for “Se souvenir des belles choses”. Marie is played by Ariana Rivoire who is a young resident of the National Institute for Deaf Youth of Chambéry, in France. When touring similar institutes looking to cast the lead role in Marie’s Story, director Jean-Pierre Améris spotted her during lunchtime, since she had forgotten to sign up for an audition. He chose her on the spot. She hopes Marie’s Story will help create a better understanding of the deaf and the deaf- mute.
Advanced tickets will be available at the McCall Public Library, starting Wednesday December 30th until 3 pm Wednesday, the day of the show. Remaining tickets will be available at the door. All tickets are free.
The McCall Film Society in partnership with the McCall Public Library will be showing a series of independent and foreign films free of charge throughout the year. All movies are first run films not available on DVD rentals. Most films are unrated and are not recommended for viewers under the age of 18.
We had a sold out crowd Wednesday November 11 at the Alpine Playhouse for the Idaho Premier of “Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia. With support of local individuals, McCall Public Library and Home Town Sports we were able to bring the film to McCall. We raised over $1000 dollars towards the non profit group that produced the film.
Thanks to Connie Self who is a former resident of Valley County and the producer for arranging the showing of the award winning film and for staying after the showing to answer questions about the film, status report on how Jeff is doing and the continued efforts to screen the film across the U.S. and the world. Connie was very pleased with the turnout and support for the film. We will keep you posted if another showing will happen later in the Winter.
Next week we will post upcoming films for January and February.
Keep Independent and Foreign Films Alive in McCall
photos by Jackie Aymon