Friday, November 25, 2011

IdI students at the cinema

We are going to the cinema! On Wednesday, December 7th I am taking you and other IdI students to the Avenida Cinema to see The Help, a very moving, entertaining film about the unfolding of the Civil Rights Movement in America in the early sixties. The film starts at 7.30, and we will meet at 7 pm outside the cinema, on 15 Marqués de Paradas Avenue, opposite the Plaza de Armas Hotel. Feel free to bring a friend, a housemate or a relative along and enjoy cinema in the original version!

The Help
is a 2011 comedy-drama film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's novel of the same name. The film is about a young white woman, Eugenia "Skeeter" Phelan, and her relationship with two black maids during Civil Rights era America in the early 1960s. Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a controversial book from the point of view of the maids (known as the Help), exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families. The film takes place in Jackson, Mississippi, and stars, among others, Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain and Sissy Spacek. (Tickets with a student discount are €5.70)

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