Alice

Beginning on Thursday, February 11, Cinema Art Bethesda will stream the French film, Alice. The stream will be available to purchase until noon Sunday, February 14. There will be a $5.00 charge to view the film.

The film is 103 minutes long and in French with English subtitles. It was released in 2019 and was the winner of both the CherryPicks Female First Feature Award and the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature. at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. It also won the Australian Directors’ Guild Best Direction in a Feature Film (budget under $1M) Award.


Viewing the film

There is a $5 charge to view the film. To view the film, click the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar), fill out the payment information after logging in (if you do not have a Vimeo account you will be required to create one) and click the blue “Buy $5” button to buy your ticket. If asked for a promo code please use landmark.

https://vimeo.com/r/357c/ZW1sOWVNZH

Film Discussion

A post-film discussion moderated by Adam Spector will take place via Zoom at noon Sunday, February 14. To join the Zoom meeting on your computer, click the following link or copy and paste it into your browser’s address bar.

https://zoom.us/j/97645788227?pwd=NGhYTlNOL3RWZjNqczV6bEt4Lzdsdz09

  • If you are asked for a meeting id, use: 976 4578 8227
  • If you are asked for a password, use: 711979

To join by phone dial by your location:

  • +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
  • +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
  • +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
  • +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
  • +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 976 4578 8227
Passcode: 711979

If your local number is not on the list, find it here: https://zoom.us/u/a3wjAeRN1


Synopsis

Alice is the perfect wife and mother, living happily with her husband Francois and their son in an apartment in Paris. When her credit cards are declined one day while shopping, Alice discovers that Francois has been living a secret life, spending all of their money at a high-end escort service and leaving them completely bankrupt. Even worse is that Francois has suddenly abandoned them, leaving Alice and their son to fend for themselves. When she learns that the bank will foreclose on their home in just a few weeks, she becomes desperate and visits the same escort service that Francois was addicted to in the hopes of finding a way to quickly make some cash and save the apartment. At first reluctant in her new profession, Alice soon begins to thrive with the help of another escort who befriends her, giving Alice both financial independence and a sense of empowerment that she has never felt before. But when Francois shows up again at their doorstep, Alice is forced to reconcile between the life she had shared with him and the new one she has built for herself.

(Text and Photo from the distributor’s press kit)

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