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Music teacher changes things up at French boarding school

Aug 07, 2019
A scene from “The Chorus” (2004, France/Switzerland/Germany).

THOMASTON — The Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s Friday Night Film Series, screening films weekly at 7 p.m. in Room 200 of the library, 60 Main St./Route 1, focuses on movies featuring musical lives this month.

On Friday, Aug. 16, the series screens “The Chorus” (2004, France/Switzerland/Germany). Pierre (Jean-Baptiste Maunier) is an aimless child at an austere boarding school in France. The students and faculty are constantly at odds with one another until a music teacher (Gerard Jugnot) arrives and starts a choir. He discovers Pierre’s musical talents while trying to change the reactionary policies of the school.

The PG-rated film runs 96 minutes. Upcoming in the “Musical Lives” series are: Aug. 23, “Interrupted Melody” (1955, USA); and Aug. 30, “Theremin” (1993, USA/UK).

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Thomaston Academy Building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

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