Lives Well Lived and My Afternoons With Margueritte



Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Hoke Theatre

Cost: $7/each

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Double Feature

Lives Well Lived

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm

2018 (Not Rated) 72 min. USA
Director: Sky Bergman
Cast: 40 adults for whom age is just a number

Lives Well Lived is a feature documentary film by Sky Bergman that celebrates the incredible wit and wisdom of adults 75 to 100 years old who are living their lives to the fullest. Encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. Their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.

“Sky Bergman set out to collect wit, wisdom and life stories from people often called “elderly” or even “the old old” – between the ages of 75 and 100. She presents her subjects as ordinary folk, but most are extraordinary in their own ways.” – Tatiana Craine, VILLAGE VOICE

“A warm uplifting and enlightening feast for the heart, mind and soul.” – Avi Offer, NYC MOVIE GURU

“The stories are eventful and moving, and well supported by archival photos and footage.” – Mark Jenkins, WASHINGTON POST

“Every one of the 40 seniors interviewed in this beautifully respectful and affectionate doc about aging emerges as a star. Bravi!” – David Noh, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL


My Afternoons with Margueritte

Friday, September 28 at 9:15 pm

2011 (R) 82 min. France/subtitles
Director: Jean Becker
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus

My Afternoons with Margueritte is the story of life’s random encounters. In a small French town, Germain, a nearly illiterate man in his 50’s and considered to be the village idiot by his friends at the local bistro, takes a walk to the park one day and happens to sit beside Margueritte, a little old lady who is reading excerpts from her novel aloud. She’s articulate, highly intelligent and frail. Between Germain and Margueritte, there are 40 years and 200 pounds difference. Germain is lured by Margueritte’s passion for life and the magic of literature from which he has always felt excluded. As Margueritte broadens his mind via reading excerpts from her novel, Germain realizes that he is more of an intellectual than he has ever allowed himself to be. Afternoons spent reading aloud on their favorite bench transform their lives and start them both on a new journey – to literacy and respect for Germain, and to the deepest friendship for Margueritte.

“Margueritte is played by Gisèle Casadesus, a spry still beautiful 96-year-old veteran…and one of the pleasures of Becker’s film is being able to feast your eyes on a face like hers, which has an entire lifetime etched into its lines.” – Anne Billson, THE ARTS DESK

“There’s no reason this French charmer should work, but it does and there’s the beauty of it.” – Marjorie Baumgarten, AUSTIN CHRONICLE

“It’s a lovely movie.” – Mike LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE