Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008
Subject: Cinema Nouveau: Miss Pettigrew
Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.
NOUVEAU PRESENTS Miss
Pettigrew Lives for a
(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.
Ė 7, 2008
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Written by David Magee (screenplay) and Simon
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 ,
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.
Dr. Kevin Ledgewood
and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa County, Inc.
phone: 205-758-5195, x15
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