LEWISTON — La Rencontre will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, at the Franco-American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St.
At the event, a meal will be followed by a movie titled “La Vie en Rose” starring Marion Cotillard. The meal, prepared by St. Mary’s Lots to Gardens, will include herb-crusted baked chicken, vegetable medley, rice pilaf, dessert and beverage. The cost of the meal is $7. each person. Patrons are encouraged to speak only French during the two-hour meal and entertainment in the newly-renovated Heritage Hall.
A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director, Olivier Dahan’s “La Vie en Rose” stars Cotillard as the legendary French icon, Edith Piaf. Raised in her grandmother’s brothel, Piaf was discovered in 1935 by nightclub owner Louis Leplee (Gerard Depardieu), who persuaded her to sing despite her extreme nervousness. Piaf became one of France’s immortal icons, her voice one of the indelible signatures of the 20th century.
Everyone is invited to attend and reservations can be made by calling Claudette Violette at 786-6936 or the center at 783-1585.