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Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008
Subject: Cinema Nouveau: Miss Pettigrew

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release                                                 

Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.

Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood

205-758-5195 x6

 

CINEMA NOUVEAU PRESENTS Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

 

(Tuscaloosa) Cinema Nouveauís line-up of notable and successful films continues at the Bama Theatre with Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), August 1 - 7, 2008.   Showtimes are weeknights and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  $7 will be charged for general admission, $6 for seniors and children, and $5 for Arts Council members.  Call 205-758-5195 or go to www.tuscarts.org for more information. Tickets will be on sale at the Bama box office approximately one half hour before showtime. The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue, in Tuscaloosa.

 

August 1 Ė 7, 2008
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
(2008)
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Written by
David Magee (screenplay) and Simon Beaufoy (screenplay)

Comedy-Romance / Rated PG-13 / 1 hour 32 min / color
Starring
Amy Adams, Francis McDormand, David Alexander, Clare Clifford, Christina Cole, Stephanie Cole, Beatie Edney , Shirley Henderson

 

Synopsis (Warning: May Contain Spoilers!)
In 1939 London, Miss Guinevere Pettigrew (played by Ms. McDormand) is a middle-aged governess who finds herself once again unfairly dismissed from her job. Without so much as severance pay, Miss Pettigrew realizes that she must for the first time in two decades seize the day. This she does, by intercepting an employment assignment outside of her comfort level as social secretary. Arriving at a penthouse apartment for the interview, Miss Pettigrew is catapulted into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse (Ms. Adams). Within minutes, Miss Pettigrew finds herself swept into a heady high-society milieu and, within hours, living it up. Taking the social secretary designation to heart, she tries to help her new friend Delysia navigate a love life and career, both of which are complicated by the three men in Delysias orbit; devoted pianist Michael, intimidating nightclub owner Nick, and impressionable junior impresario Phil. Miss Pettigrew herself is blushingly drawn to the gallant Joe, a successful designer who is tenuously engaged to haughty fashion maven Edythe, the one person who senses that the new social secretary may be out of her element, and schemes to undermine her. Over the next 24 hours, Guinevere and Delysia will empower each other to discover their romantic destinies.

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Dr. Kevin Ledgewood
Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.
Box 1117
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403

phone: 205-758-5195, x15
fax: 205-345-2787
website: www.tuscarts.org
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