Colette plays at the Golden Cinema on November 29 at 7:30 p.m. Photo Submitted

Film Kicks: Colette features Parisian writer who changes society

The next Film Kicks, presented by Kicking Horse Culture at the Golden Cinema features Colette on November 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The movie is about Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, played by Keira Knightley, as she makes the move from her childhood home in rural France to Paris. She marries a successful Parisian writer, known as Willy, played by Dominic West. After her move, he asks Colette to ghostwrite for him, and she writes a semi-autobiographical novel about a quick-witted and wild country girl, which quickly becomes a bestseller and cultural sensation. The couple become popular in Paris and their adventures inspire additional novels. Colette has to fight for creative ownership, and she works to overcome gender roles, driving her to change the world of literature, fashion, and sexual expression.

The movie is based on the true story of the Parisian novelist, who wrote around 30 novels between 1900 and 1953, before she died. Born in 1873, Colette was 81 when she died.

Colette is directed by Wash Westmoreland, and was released in 2018. The movie had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of the year, and was released in the United States in September.

Film Kicks will announce the next lineup of movies at the Golden Cinema next month.

Colette is the third film to play during the Film Kicks season at the Golden Cinema. Each year, Kicking Horse Culture and volunteers choose unique movies to play at the cinema in the fall and winter months, featuring films that people in Golden might find interesting.

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