First Tuesday Film Club at Lake Theatre presents "Populaire"

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Oak Park, IL – Lake Theatre continues its First Tuesday Film Club with the French romantic comedy "Populaire." This special showing will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd at 12 PM and 7 PM. Written and directed by Régis Roinsard, "Populaire" premiered at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival where it took home the Audience Award for 'Best Narrative Feature.' Tickets are $6 for matinee/seniors and $8.50 for adults. Advance tickets are available online or at the Lake Theatre box office, located at 1022 Lake Street.

Set in the spring of 1958, "Populaire" follows Rose, a young woman who dreams of something more than the drudgery-filled life of a housewife. She travels to Lisieux, Normandy and interviews to be a secretary in an insurance agency. While she fumbles the interview, she reveals her exceptional typing skills to her charming boss, Louis. He sees an opportunity to transform Rose into a typing champion and begins to train her for speed typing competitions. Rose is determined to take control of her life and agrees to type for Louis. Find out what happens with Rose and Louis!

On the first Tuesday of each month, the Lake Theatre presents afternoon and evening screenings of documentary, foreign, art, or classic films at Noon and 7 PM. The program includes an advisory board, currently consisting of local residents Bobbie Raymond, Susie Helfrich, and Mary Kay O'Grady, along with Shirley Johnson of Classic Cinemas, who collaborate on film selection.

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