Friday, October 19 at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. -- MONSIEUR LAZHAR (2012) Starring Mohamed Fellag, Sophie Nélisse, Émilien Néron, Danielle Proulx, and Brigitte Poupart; Rated PG-13; 94 minutes. In French with English subtitles.
Monsieur Lazhar tells the poignant story of a Montreal middle school class shaken by the death of their well-liked teacher. Bachir Lazhar, a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, offers the school his services as a substitute teacher and is quickly hired. As he helps the children heal, he also learns to accept his own painful past.
Academy Award® Nominee 2012 – Best Foreign Language Film
"How do we get past tragedy? Together." -- Tom Long, Detroit News
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