Amélie

"It's better to help people than garden gnomes." - Amélie

360 Screenings presented AMELIE on February 14th, 2013, to another sold-out audience! Lovers and romantics gathered at the beautiful historic Artscape Wychwood Barns where they began their journey across the Atlantic Ocean to fall in love.

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THE QUESTION WAS ASKED:

What would you do with 2 hours in Paris?

The night began with a brief French lesson and a test on finishing proverbs. Beyond there, love was in the air. Jean-Pierre Jeunet's iconic AMELIE came to life...

A full Parisian market was busy with life and colour. Monforte Dairy and Kawartha CSA, local purveyors of gastronomical delicacies, set up booths where guests filled their bags with delectable treats. Waitresses from Café des 2 Moulins, the cafe where Amelie works, made their rounds, chatting with guests about the locals.

Tables were set up where guests could finish gluing together the album of photobooth shots, piece together a love note using magazine clippings, look through a tin box filled with childhood memorabilia, and try their hand at popping row after row of bubble wrap. Observing from his apartment above was The Glass Man, tirelessly painting Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party," unable to capture the look of the girl drinking the glass of water. Below, a an sat watching a soccer match. The word "revenge" was written on the back of is chair, so guests obliged by pulling a cord from the cable box beside him resulting in static, which sent him into a fit of rage.

After searching across Paris, Amelie finally found Nino.