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Roxie Theater: Simenon 2020: Cecile Is Dead – To Any Lengths
February 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm
SIMENON 2020 SERIES Films from the Father of Film Noir 1932 – 2017 SIMENON 2020 features a wide range of startling films spanning more than eighty years, adapted from the writings of Georges Simenon, the prolific Belgian novelist who became world-famous for his tales of Inspector Maigret and romans durs (“tough novels”). The series plays monthly on selected Sundays in the cozy confines of the Little Roxie. For an overview of the series, go here. Sunday, February 23 – Maigret Double Bill! 12:00 PM CECILE IS DEAD / CÉCILE EST MORTE Maigret (Albert Préjean) tries to solve the murder of a young woman whose fears for her safety he had dismissed. (90 min, 1944, France, dir. Maurice Tourneur) Adaptation by Jean-Paul le Chanois from the Simenon novel Maigret and the Spinster. With Albert Préjean, Senta Relli. Germain Kerjean, Jean Brochard. 1:45 PM TO ANY LENGTHS / SIGNÉ PICPUS Maigret (Don Malcolm’s favorite Bruno Cremer) unravels an elaborate plot concealed within the seemingly random murder of a fortune-teller. (90 min, 2003, France, dir. Jacques Fansten) Adaptation by Jacques Fansten from the Simenon novel of the same name. With Bruno Cremer, Martine Sarcey, Maurice Chevit, Frédérique Bonnal, Olivier Pajot, Armelle Deutsch. *Start times for the second feature are approximate. One screening only at the Little Roxie. Seating is limited, so advisable to order tickets as soon as possible. Attend all of the Sunday shows and be eligible for a free festival pass to THE FRENCH HAD A NAME FOR IT 2020 (playing November 5-8—in the BIG Roxie, of course!).