Join us at 7pm on the second Friday of each month for the Small Theatre / Big Screen film series. Amour Fou is part of Riverviews’ 3rd annual BEAT BURG, a month-long celebtration of National Poetry Month.
Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his sceptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness. Amour Fou is a romantic comedy based loosely on the suicide of the poet Heinrich von Kleist in 1811. (from amourfourfilm.com)
The Rosel H. Schewel Theatre is on the ground floor of Riverviews Artspace. Admission is $5. Doors open at 6:30, seating is first come first served.