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Sea Ranch Foundation and Gualala Arts present:
Les Choristes (French film), plus
Anchor Bay Childrens Choir

Thursday, August 3, 7:00 p.m.
at the Gualala Arts Center

Les Choristes Anchor Bay Childrens Choir Unless you hate children, good music, or great films, you should plan to be at Gualala Arts on Thursday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m. when a special film will be presented, Les Choristes. It's a charming French film, which has won a hatful of awards, with English subtitles.

It takes place in 1949 in post-War France. At a doom-filled school for troubled boys, where hope itself is in short supply, a mild-mannered new teacher has just arrived, only to find himself surrounded by prepubescent thieves, inveterate liars, unapologetic rebels and lost souls beyond reach. Or are they? When Clement Mathieu introduces these supposedly hard-core delinquents to something they've never experienced before - the freedom and joy of music - he discovers there is far more to these children than anyone dared to believe. The results are astounding and, to a few people, most upsetting. The film is rated PG 13.

In addition to the film, the outstanding local choral group, Anchor Bay Children's Choir, under the direction of Sue Bohlin, will provide a short performance. This promises to be a very heart-warming evening.

This program is brought to you by the Sea Ranch Foundation along with Gualala Arts. Suggested $5 donation.

Located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, the Arts Center is open weekdays 9 am to 4 pm, and weekends from noon to 4 pm. Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information.