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Our objective is to promote friendship between women of all nationalities living in Gascony, SW France, to share our interests and to offer help when needed. The Club started in 2008, with twenty English ladies living in Gascony, using a foreign language and experiencing a new life. Since then, several different groups have been added and our membership has grown into the hundreds, with new ladies moving to the area and ladies who have lived here a while, who have discovered us, who want to make new acquaintances and discover new areas of interest. Today we have eleven nationalities, and our speaking/working language is English. The GLC meets on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding July and August.Every member receives an email each month, giving the name of the restaurant, the chosen, menu and a booking form. In 2014, we became a non-profit making Association, known as Ladies Lunch Club de l’Armagnac and was re-named in 2019 to Gascogne Ladies Club. Our annual subscription fee of 10 € is payable in January each year. Each member of the Club may participate in some or all of our various groups

Sunday, 31 December 2017

LLC member filmclub in Fleurance

A new filmclub in Fleurance:

If any LLC members would like to be informed about upcoming films, they can send me an email at susan.brissaud@wanadoo.fr 

and I will put them on the mailing list. 

The cinema in Fleurance in about to launch a regular rendez vous featuring recent films in English (with French subtitles).

The first film is going to be the star studded version of Agatha Christie's famous Poiret mystery, "Murder on the Orient Express". 

Some of our most wonderful English actors (Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Derek Jacobi) are performing in it alongside a clutch of Hollywood film stars (Michele Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz). The BBC proclaims that "First class steam travel has never seemed more glamorous. Its worth buying a ticket just to savour the alpine scenery, gleaming art deco fittings, foot tapping jazz and mouth watering catering," while the Guardian says "It's classic Branagh: sweeping landscapes, thundering score, capital A acting."
Showing at the Grand Angle Fleurance on Thursday 18th January at 5.30 pm.

The following Thursday 25th, also at 5.30pm, there will be a chance to see the "icily brilliant" (Guardian) Christopher Plummer playing John Paul Getty in "All the Money in the World", a thrillerised account of the true story of the kidnapping of Getty's grandson, Paul, and the chaos that was unleased when Getty, despite being a billionaire, refused to pay the ransom. The Guardian and the Telegraph have given it four stars!

The cinema is also showing "The Battle of the Sexes" on Monday 8th January at 8.30 pm. This is a thrilling film about the famous tennis match of 1973 between Billie Jean King and the "male chauvinstic pig" (in his own words) Bobby Riggs. It's also about Billie Jean King's love life. 

Again, the Guardian and the Telegraph have both awarded four stars to the film, which is directed by the duo that produced Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathon Dayton and Valerie Faris).
I think this initiative is a wonderful opportunity for us to get to see some of the latest film releases in vo. 

If any members would like to be informed about upcoming films, they can send me an email at susan.brissaud@wanadoo.fr and I will put them on the mailing list. 
Following the first two screenings, the cinema is going to try to get films as they come out, so if there are any films members of the Ladies Lunch Club (and their friends and husbands!) particularly want to see, they can let me know and I'll pass the word on (under consideration for the moment are Phantom Thread and Film Stars don't die in Manchester and perhaps Darkest Hour, the acclaimed new film about Churchill).

The cinema is also hoping that the public, both French and English, will hang around afterwards and chat to each other and that it will become a friendly social event, possibly with an apéritif after the film from time to time. They are very open to feedback, so any suggestions you may have are more than welcome. 
Many thanks in advance for your help in spreading the word. 

Best wishes for 2018,Susan Brissaud

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