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Each month, Melanie Friesen invites a distinguished guest to Vancity Theatre’s Cinema Salon, in order to present his/her favourite film. After the screening, both audience and speaker have the opportunity to engage over drinks and snacks in the Vancity lounge. This month’s film is Francois Truffaut’s Jules et Jim.

Released at the height of the French New Wave explosion, Truffaut’s best known film is a love letter to the cinema. Two young men, Jules and Jim, meet in Paris in 1912 and become the best of friends.

They share everything from books to women until they meet Catherine, played by Jeanne Moreau in the role that launched her into international fame. The passion they all share and their whirlwind, Bohemian life ends with World War I. Attempts to cope after the war lead to tragedy.

This breezy yet complicated look at maybe the most famous menage à trois modern history has known is Trauffaut’s finest moment.” — Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Mercury

Alan Twigg

Alan Twigg has authored 17 books and produced six television documentaries, dozens of award ceremonies and literary events, two university symposia and a music CD for poet and activist Bud Osborn. He is the publisher/owner of BC BookWorld, Canada’s largest circulation independent publication about books, founded in 1987. In addition, Twigg founded and manages a public service reference site for over 10,000 B.C. authors and enjoys playing soccer.

Vancity Cinema Salon with Alan Twigg Presents Jules et Jim

Date: Tuesday, July 8, 7 pm
Venue: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $13.00; may be purchased online

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