2007-02-01 / About Town

Second in film series tonight

The French film "Le Diner de Cons" will be screened today - Thursday, Feb. 1 - at the library at 7 p.m. Janet Maslin of the New York Times says, "Francis Veber's giddy, lightweight odd-couple comedies are guilty pleasures. Enough French moviegoers know that to have made ''The Dinner Game'' the secondbiggest hit in France last year, after ''Titanic.'' …It seems that a smug, wealthy publisher named Pierre Brochant, played by Thierry Lhermitte as the apotheosis of aging yuppiedom, regularly joins a group of his friends in a contest to see who can bring the biggest fool to dinner. ''The Dinner Game,'' Mr. Veber's brightest comedy in a long while, plays off that nasty joke." The running time of this unrated film is 82 minutes.

The third film in the winter International Film Series will be shown on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The name of the film has yet to be announced.

All showings are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The film series is sponsored by the Friends of the Jamestown library.

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