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Lake Theatre’s First Tuesday Film Club Presents “Monsieur Lazhar”

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Oak Park, IL – Lake Theatre’s First Tuesday Film Club will be present its fourth art film – the French Canadian drama “Monsieur Lazhar” (PG-13). Slated for Tuesday, July 3rd, show times are 12 PM and 7 PM. Movie admission is $6 for matinee shows/seniors and $8.50 for the evening shows. Advance tickets are available online or at the Lake Theatre box office, located at 1022 Lake Street.

Directed by Philippe Falardeau, “Monsieur Lazhar” (2011) tells the inspirational tale about the relationship between a teacher and his students. At a Montréal public grade school, an Algerian immigrant is hired to replace a teacher who committed suicide in her classroom. While helping his students deal with their grief, his own recent loss is revealed. Nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the City of Toronto Award as the Best Canadian Feature Film at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

The First Tuesday Film Club was created to expand its presentation of art/foreign films at the Lake Theatre. Due to the limited number of screens, the Lake is oftentimes restricted to more popular, mainstream films rather than the foreign or art movie options. Now, art, foreign, documentary, specialty, and/or classic films will be presented on the first Tuesday of every month at 12 PM and 7 PM.

The art films for this new First Tuesday Film Club have been selected with the assistance of local residents Susie Helfrich, Mary Kay O’Grady, and Bobbie Raymond along with Shirley Johnson of Classic Cinemas.

Classic Cinemas, based in Downers Grove, Illinois, is a family-owned company operated by Willis, Shirley and Chris Johnson. Established in 1978, Classic Cinemas operates 13 theatres with 100 screens in the northern Illinois area. Each auditorium is equipped with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound technology. For more information on Classic Cinemas, please visit www.classiccinemas.com.

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