Join ACME Screening Room in Lambertville, N.J., for an afternoon of French culture with a screening at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, of “Les Misérables” – nominated for this year’s Best International Feature Film at the Oscars.
“Les Misérables” is a contemporary take on Victor Hugo’s classic. Filmmaker Ladj Ly used modern-day Montfermeil, the setting of Victor Hugo’s novel, to stage his own impassioned cry against oppression.
Based on Ly’s powerful, 2017 César-nominated short film of the same name about what happens when power ends up in the hands of people who don’t know how to control it, “Les Misérables” is inspired by the 2005 Paris riots.
The film will be followed by a discussion with Gary Lee Kraut, editor of award-winning web magazine “France revisited,” plus a French-themed lobby reception.
Kraut is an American and French dual citizen who specializes in travel, culture and touring in France. Originally from Trenton, N.J., he is the author of five travel guides to France and Paris as well as numerous articles, essays, short stories, and op-ed pieces concerning travel, culture, cross-culture and life abroad.
Tickets are $15, or $10 for members. For information and to purchase tickets, go to acmescreeningroom.org. The ACME Screening Room is located at 25 S. Union St., Lambertville.