Kitchen Stove Films: Marguerite

In 1920s France, one woman has been living her passion for music in her own bubble, and now she plans to perform for an audience.

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The Penticton Western News and the Penticton Art Gallery present the latest in the Kitchen Stove Film series, Marguerite.

1921, the beginning of the Golden Twenties. Not far from Paris. It is party day at Marguerite Dumont’s castle. Like every year, an array of music lovers gathers around a great cause at the owner’s place. Nobody knows much about this woman except that she is rich and that her whole life is devoted to her passion: music. Marguerite sings. She sings wholeheartedly, but she sings terribly out of tune. In ways quite similar to the Castafiore, Marguerite has been living her passion in her own bubble, and the hypocrite audience, always coming in for a good laugh, acts as if she was the diva she believes she is. When a young, provocative journalist decides to write a rave article on her latest performance, Marguerite starts to believe even further in her talent. This gives her the courage she needs to follow her dream. Despite her husband’s reluctance, and with the help of a has-been divo, both funny and mean, she decides to train for her first recital in front of a crowd of complete strangers.

Tickets for the Jan. 19 showing of Marguerite are sold at the Penticton Art Gallery and the Book Shop, 242 Main St. 250-492-6661. All the films are screened at the Landmark 7 Cinema on Winnipeg Street. Series tickets are $38 for art gallery members and students and $44 for non-members and get you access to four incredible films. Pre-purchased single tickets are $13 each.

 

 

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