May 14, 2012 to May 18, 2012
Cinematique @ WHQR/Thalian Hall
310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Screening at Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, NC, Monsieur Lazhar is a 2012 Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. Having learned of the death of a teacher in the newspaper, Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher. Quickly hired to replace the recently departed, Bachir finds himself in an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The cultural gap between Bachir and his class is made immediately apparent but little by little, Bachir learns to help this group of shaken yet endearing kids.
Running time: 1 hour, 34 minutes. PG-13.
Contact: Mary Bradley
Phone: (910) 343-1640