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The Names of Love

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A film by Michel Leclerc
Starring Jacques Gamblin, Sara Forestier

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.

CRITICS PICK… Wildly funny setpieces…Sara Forestier is cheeky and incandescent! —Stephen Holden, New York Times


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French with English subtitles

Past Screenings (since April 2nd, 2009)

Thursday, Jul 28, 2011
9:40pm · 7:20pm
Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011
9:40pm · 7:20pm
Tuesday, Jul 26, 2011
9:40pm · 7:20pm
Monday, Jul 25, 2011
9:40pm · 7:20pm
Sunday, Jul 24, 2011
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 3:00pm
Saturday, Jul 23, 2011
9:40pm · 7:20pm · 3:00pm
Friday, Jul 22, 2011
9:40pm · 7:20pm

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