Probably unlike most social dramedies about the plight of the illegal migrant worker in France, Samba opens with a wedding. And boy, what a wedding! A troupe of professional dancers in flapper costumes prance around as the newly-wed couple cut the first sliver from an enormous tiered cake. Immediately afterwards, the cake is whisked away into the bowels of the hospitality hierarchy, whose first stop is the prepping table, where a dozen French chefs adorn dozens of plates with fresh raspberries. But we can’t stop here. Onwards down the pecking order because where we need to go is at the very bottom, where resides Samba Cissé (Omar Sy), the dish washer, mechanically wiping each soiled plate with his hand before putting it through the belt.
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A few weeks back Film Club 3.0 screened Eden, the first of what looks to be many Film Club offerings from Broad Green Pictures. Coming up this weekend: A Walk in the Woods and Samba; the former, the film adaptation of travel writer Bill Bryson’s 1998 book of the same title, is a release so eagerly anticipated that even the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is planning for its potential impact. ATC Executive Director, Ron Tipton, is quoted here saying that the ATC is “planning for how to manage the surge of new hikers” they expect will be inspired by the film.
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Here is a full list of upcoming screenings with Film Club at our local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema for the month of September 2015.
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