Another week for 'Intouchables' in Oak Park

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By Ken Trainor

Staff writer

Good news for fans of art/indie/foreign films. Word-of-mouth got around enough so the Lake Theatre decided to keep the French film The Intouchables for a third week (i.e. through Thursday, Aug. 16).

If you haven't heard the word-of-mouth, here's a testimonial we received from Roy and Nancy Hlavacek:

"The Journal's item on The Intouchables [Inside Report, Aug. 1] resulted in our seeing it — one of the best films of the past several years. Your 'alert' led to our having many, many laughs and a great weekend getaway from the dark side of the news. Kudos to the Johnsons for programming this non-mainstream, foreign film — we hope they keep them coming!"

Mark Mazrimas, head of marketing for Classic Cinemas, which owns The Lake, says it should be a pretty good late summer for Oak Park movie-goers. They also have Hope Springs (with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones) booked, as well as the satirical Will Ferrell comedy The Campaign.

Voting with your feet (and your seat) will encourage Classic Cinemas to book more off-the-beaten-track films. In other words, if you keep coming, they'll keep 'em coming.


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David W Ristau from Lahaina and River Forest  

Posted: August 8th, 2012 1:56 PM

Intouchables is one the best movies I've seen in 30 years. I highly recommend all in OP and RF go see the movie for the opportunity to watch a film crafted with intellignce and plot development without the "wow" of computer generated special effects. Thoughtful story, well presented and enjoyable to watch. My opinion and apparently, that of many others in the community. Thanks, Ken for highlighting the film and thank you Lake Theater for hosting it. I hope there are many more in the future.

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