Davenport Public Library’s Off-Beat Independent (OBI) film series will show the French film, Les Choristes (translated, The Chorus), on Wednesday, October 21, at 6:00 pm, at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street).
Les Choristes is an inspirational story in the spirit of American films, The Music of the Heart and Mr. Holland’s Opus. Nominated for two Academy Awards in 2004 (Best Foreign Language Film & Best Song categories), this film caught the eye of critics everywhere. When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clement Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he’s able to spark his students’ interest in music. Run time, 97 minutes; English subtitles.
OBI meets on the third Wednesday of each month. Attendees of this program will receive free popcorn, refreshments, and great discussion. Registration is not required for this free event. For more information about upcoming OBI movies call (563) 328-6833.