Friday, July 20, 2012, the Nevada City Film Festival and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center will present “Amélie”, the 2001 award-winning, charming, romantic film starring Audrey Tatou, and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, about what happens when one woman decides to change the world by changing the lives of the people she knows. Part of the “Food & Film Series”, the evening’s festivities includes a special performance by Beaucoup Chapeaux, the popular acoustic world music group featuring Maggie McKaig, Luke Wilson, Murray Campbell, and Randy McKean. Film and music tickets are $16.00 for Magic Lantern Film Society and/or Miners Foundry Members, $20.00 for Non Members.
“Amélie”, is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in Montmartre. It tells the story of a shy waitress, played by Audrey Tautou, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, while struggling with her own isolation. The film met with critical acclaim and was a box-office success. Amélie won Best Film at the European Film Awards; it won four César Awards (including Best Film and Best Director), two BAFTA Awards (including Best Original Screenplay), and was nominated for five Academy Awards.
“Amélie” will screen in the historic Osborn and Woods hall at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center where state of the art projection and sound will be brought in for the audience’s viewing pleasure.
Following the film, dinner and music will be hosted in the beautiful Stone Hall where Isabelle’s Soul Kitchen Crêperie will serve classic savory and sweet French crepes. Crepes are available for purchase along with a no-host full bar featuring an array of French wines.