SPRINGFIELD–The Summer International Film Festival continues at the Springfield Free Public Library on Thursday, July 19. The library will screen Queen to Play (2009) at 1 and 7 p.m. Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnaire square off in this stylish and sophisticated dramady of newfound passions and mid-life triumphs, set on the postcard-perfect isle of Corsica.
Lovely, repressed and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Helene (Bonnaire) discovers she has a knack for chess. This obsession, much to the chagrin of her husband and teenaged daughter, leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor (Kline, in his first French-speaking role), a liaison that radically transforms both their lackluster lives. In French with English subtitles. 97 minutes. Not rated.
Funding for the film program has been made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and by the Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library.
Admission is free and refreshments are served. Assistive listening devices are available upon request. The Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Avenue. For more information, call 1-973-376-4930 or visit www.sfplnj.org.
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