Still image by Flickr user Jennuine Captures
Update: Alright folks, this is it, the final film in the series — today, December 12, The Names of Love, a French movie about political viewpoints and a woman who sleeps with men to liberalize their viewpoints.
We've posted the trailer up top, and just below is the synopsis — further down the page you can read more about the film series.
Baya Benmahmoud, a young, extroverted liberal, lives by the old hippie slogan: "Make love, not war" to convert right-wing men to her left-wing political causes by sleeping with them.
She seduces many and so far has received exceptional results – until she meets Arthur Martin, a Jewish middle aged, middle-of-the road scientist. Bound by common tragic family histories
(the Algerian War and Holocaust under Vichy), the duo improbably falls in love. Amid the bubbly amour, humorous lasciviousness and moments of sheer madness, filmmaker Michel Leclerc injects satirical riffs on such hot-button sociopolitical issues as Arab-Jewish relations, anti-Semitism, immigration, and racial and cultural identity.
First reporting: An independent and foreign film series is coming to downtown Beaufort this October through December.
The University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Arts (that's the campus in downtown Beaufort) has teamed up with the Emerging Pictures network to make it happen.
The series starts off tomorrow, October 17, with the SeaWorld documentary "Turtle: The Incredible Journey" that follows the life and migration of a loggerhead turtle from hatching to maturity and a return to its original Florida nesting grounds.
Watch the trailer to the right.
The full lineup
(All shows will start at 7 p.m. at a cost of $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military, and $6 for students. Tickets can be bought at the door or by calling (843) 521-4145.)
- Monday, October 24: "Midnight in Paris"
- Friday, November 4: "Brighton Rock"
- Friday, November 18: "The Guard"
- Tuesday, November 22: "Toast"
- Thursday, December 1: "The Tree"
- Thursday, December 8: "I Am"
- Monday, December 12: "The Names of Love"
We'll update with more info on each film as the play date nears.
Also broadcast will be two ballets by Bolshoi Ballet: "Swan Lake" on October 30 at 3 p.m. and "Coppelia" at 7 p.m. on December 19. $16; $8 for students.