Friday, October 17, 2014

Trailer for Tuesday's Movie Grigris

Grigris, an African crime/thriller  set in Chad, will be shown at the Main Library at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21.

Grigris is  this month's selection from Film Movement, a distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films. It will be shown at the Main Library at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 21. After the public screening, the DVD becomes available for checkout. The Library has over 90 Film Movement DVDs in its catalog. To see the list, choose "Series" in the drop down menu and search "Film Movement."

Grigris  is about a 25-year-old man who, despite having a paralyzed leg, has hopes of becoming a professional dancer. He makes some extra cash putting his moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, they'll have to run for their lives. Their pasts, however, are never far behind, bringing them to a perilous climax.

The film, which runs approximately 101 minutes in French and Arabic with English subtitles, is free and open to the public. It will be shown in the Catherine Drake Meeting Room which is handicapped-accessible from Church Street. Patrons are welcome to bring light refreshments.

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