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Billings Farm shows Le Havre as this week’s feature

Billings Farm & Museum, gateway to Vermont's rural heritage, is hosting the award-winning film, Le Havre, on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 3 p.m. as part of the 3rd Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series.  

Le Havre is the whimsical tale of Marcel Marx, a noted Parisian author living in self-imposed exile in the port city of Le Havre. Dividing most of his time between his neighborhood bar and caring for his bedridden wife, Marcel finds himself alive with a new sense of purpose when he comes to the aid of a young African trying to reunite with his mother in London and on the run from immigration police. Le Havre is a gentle, yet profound comedy of friendship, random acts of kindness, and small acts of revolution. The film is NR, with subtitles. Awards include Cannes Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize; additional 11 wins, 16 nominations.

Fourteen films and documentaries from around the world have been selected for the big screen in the museum's theater, with high definition digital projection and Dolby™ surround-sound. All films are open to the public and accessible to people with disabilities.

Ticket prices: Members: Adults 16 & up, $9 per film. Children 3-15, $5 per film. Non-members: Adults 16 & up, $11 per film. Children 3-15, $6 per film. For a complete list of screenings and ticket information, visit www.billingsfarm.org/filmfest or call 802-457-2355.