Special Screening of Leon Morin, Priest at Avon Theatre on September 12

The Avon Theatre and Focus on French Cinema present: LEON MORIN, PRIEST (1961) on Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m.

There will be a pre-film wine & cheese reception at 7:00pm.

Visit www.avontheatre.org for tickets.

Ticket prices are as follows: Carte Blanche Members: FREE, Avon Members: $7
Students & Seniors: $9, Nonmembers: $12, Alliance Francaise of Greenwich: $7


A richly contemplative saga of grief from director Jean-Pierre Melville, this is the tale of a young war widow who is helped to work through her doubts and bitterness by a young priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo). “Religion is the opiate of the people,” begins the confession of jaded Communist widow Barny (Emmanuelle Riva). Relocated to a drab little village during the Occupation, her boredom has
led to provoking the local clergy. But when her confessor dryly replies “Pas exactement,” Barny begins a seemingly inexorable turn towards God — or perhaps towards her handsome confessor.

Not Rated | In French with subtitles | 117 minutes

ABOUT THE AVON: The Avon Theatre is a member-supported, non-profit cultural hub, dedicated to presenting film in its highest form, and thriving because of the support of our patrons and community. In addition to an exciting slate of new releases, The Avon brings you one-of- a-kind special events and monthly programs. We are proud to provide a forum for in-person, community dialogue with directors, actors and other luminaries in a vibrant “Main Street America” setting.


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