Avon hosts ‘The Fall of the American Empire’ screening
The Avon Theatre in Stamford and Focus on French Cinema is hosting a screening of “The Fall of the American Empire” on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
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Here’s a synopsis: Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy, is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold-up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run? This new Denys Arcand film takes a witty yet touching look at the predominance of money in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled, according to the theater.
The film stars Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Remy Girard, Louis Morisette, Maxim Roy, Pierre Curzi and Vincent Leclerc.
Film critic Joe Meyers will host a post-film discussion.
The Rated-R film runs 128 minutes and is in French with English subtitles.
Avon Theatre Film Center, 272 Bedford St., Stamford. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. $13, $10 seniors and students, $8 Avon and Alliance members, free Carte Blance members. 203-967-3660.