Foreign Film Series ~ Grigris
The library's free foreign film series continues with a Cannes Film Festival award-winning film from France and Chad directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, screening at the Chief Theater.
Despite a bum leg, 25-year-old Grigris has hopes of becoming a professional dancer, making some extra cash putting his killer moves to good use on the dance floor of his local club every weekend. His dreams are tested when his step-father falls critically ill and he's forced to risk his future by smuggling oil to pay the hospital bills. When he befriends Mimi, a beautiful but damaged prostitute, the two will try to start a new life together. But as bad decisions begin to catch up with them, they'll have to run for their lives. Their pasts, however, are never far behind, bringing them to a perilous climax.
“An engaging tale of quiet desperation...” -- The Hollywood Reporter
A French film screening bonus! Steamboat's French Club will gather before the film at 6 p.m. in the Chief Theater's Black Box Lounge for coversational French, French wine specials and potluck appetizers. All French speakers welcome.
Watch the trailer
In French & Arabic with English subtitles.
Run time: 101 min.
The free screening includes an award-wining short & a cash bar.