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telling the story of his incredible life, from devastatingly sad family circumstances in England to his discovery of music which was to be his lifeline.  Black R&B musicians like BB King, Chuck Berry and Howling Wolf were the first to inspire him, and interestingly, their popularity among young British bands helped them gain worldwide acceptance and success. (more…)

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Aix Cinema: Colette

Perhaps you saw ‘Une Femme d’Exception’ last week which told the story of the discrimination suffered by Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the hands of the very male American legal establishment?  Now at the Mazarin cinema comes the dramatisation of the injustice meted out to young writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, this time by her husband Willy. (more…)

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Something happier to report…..

the annual Telerama Film Festival has just begun at the Renoir and Mazarin cinemas.  Films that have been chosen as the best during 2018 are showing throughout the week 16-22 January.  Hopefully something on the list for everyone to enjoy.  http://www.lescinemasaixois.com/films/festival-telerama

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Everyone I have spoken to has been saddened by the announced closure of the Librarie de Provence.  Now there is an online petition to show local support.  They aim to get 5000 signatures and were well over 2500 when I checked this morning.  (more…)

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Out tomorrow, Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of Queen, the British rock-band who went on to sell over 150 million records and gained major awards for song-writing.  In 2018 they were given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. (more…)

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This film actually gave me motion sickness.  We bounced off the atmosphere with Neil Armstrong, (more…)

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A Star is Born

Just opened in Aix: the remake of ‘A Star is Born’, from first-time director, actor Bradley Cooper.  He delights in being able to conduct the occasional interview in French and guess where he learned it?

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