WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE
cordially invites you to a screening of Oscar-Nominated MONSIEUR LAZHAR

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SATURDAY 31 JANUARY @ 7:00 PM

THE ARTS CLUB 2017 Eye Street NW, WDC 20006 MAP / DIRECTIONS / PARKING

ARTS CLUB


MONSIEUR LAZHAR
Canada, color, 94 minutes, French with English subtitles

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Starring:
Starring Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx, Brigitte Poupart

Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the departure of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past. This moving film features exquisite performances by Fellag and a stunning ensemble of child actors.

REVIEWS

“In a class with the François Truffaut of “The 400 Blows” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“A sharply intelligent, deeply sad, and not remotely sappy film about both teaching and collective grief.” – Dana Stevens, Slate

“3.5 Stars! Leaves you hopeful, and even exhilarated!” – Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

“Like a dedicated teacher, this is a film that stays with you.” – Kyle Smith, New York Post

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SCHEDULE
7:00 – 8:30pm DRINKS PARTY / MIXER (CASH BAR)

8:30 – 10:00pm FILM SCREENING

10:00pm DRINKS AND/OR DINNER IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD IF YOU LIKE

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ABOUT THE CLUB
For nearly a century the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Gatherings for members, exhibits and performances for the public, and a range of private events are held in the club’s historic I Street mansion, which was formerly the home of President James Monroe. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.

John Hanshaw

John Hanshaw

founded WFI in the Fall of 2007. He has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He has degrees from Amherst College, Cambridge University, and GW Law.