LEWISTON, Idaho – The LCSC Silverthorne Artist’s Series presents the foreign film Amelie on Friday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. in the Silverthorne Theater, located in the Administration Building on the Lewis-Clark State College campus.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie is a lighthearted fantasy film in which a charming heroine overcomes a sad childhood and grows up to bring cheer to those who need it, and joy to herself. Audrey Tauto was cast in the title role, and plays a young girl who grows up starving for affection. Her father pays her little to no attention and her mother dies when she takes a suicide leap off the towers of Notre Dame.
Amelie grows up to be a lonely waitress in a corner bistro, until one day the death of Princess Diana changes everything. Shock of the news causes Amelie to drop a bottle cap, which jars loose a stone in the wall of her flat, and leads her to discover a rusty old box in which a long-ago boy hoarded his treasures. When she tracks down the man who was that boy, and returns his box, Amelie finds her life's work: she will make people happy. She amuses herself and the viewer by planning the most amazing schemes for bringing about their happiness.
The movie industry first started hearing about Amelie in May 2001 at the Cannes Film Festival, where there was a scandal when Amelie was not chosen for the Official Selection. The movie went on to play in the commercial theaters of the back streets, where audiences loved it. Amelie went on to win Audience Awards at the Edinburgh, Toronto, and Chicago film festivals, and the Internet Movie Database voted it the 54th best film of all time - before the movie had opened in the U.S.
The Silverthorne Artist’s Series provides the students of LCSC and community members with exposure to cultural and educational experiences through performing arts and is funded in part by fees from the Associated Students of Lewis-Clark State College. General Admission is $5. There is no admission charge for LCSC students with a student ID. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
For more information about the show call 208.792.2447.