Catch 'The Count of Monte Cristo' in Free Mission Viejo Showing

Credit Bibliothèque nationale de France
Credit Bibliothèque nationale de France

From the city:

The public is invited to a screening of the 2002 adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” on Sunday, January 19 at Mission Viejo City Hall.

The PG-13 rated film, which airs at 2 p.m., is sponsored by the City’s Community of Character Committee and coincides with January’s character trait of “perseverance.” 

The innocent Edmond Dantes languishes in a dungeon for 14 years before escaping and finding a treasure that makes him among the richest men in the world.  He then perseveres to find and exact revenge on those who betrayed him.  The cast includes Jim Caviezel as Dantes, Guy Pearce as the treacherous Count Mondego and Richard Harris as the Abbé Faria.
Character educators Elaine Portnoy and Bob Hayes will lead a brief discussion following the film, which will be shown on a theater-size screen with theater-style seating and surround-sound at 200 Civic Center, just across from the Mission Viejo Library.  

For more information about this free event, call 949-470-3094.

Shripathi Kamath January 06, 2014 at 09:04 PM
What about an Occupied Mission Viejo showing?
mandolini January 07, 2014 at 12:55 AM
City’s Community of Character Committee is sponsoring REVENGE!??? What a waste of taxpayer $$$. Since when is revenge such a high rated character?
Dan Avery January 07, 2014 at 01:59 PM
French doctors used to have their hospitalized patients read Dumas' novels while they recovered because his books are generally hopeful, amazingly well-written, and they will take your mind of your own problems and engage your imagination in seriously helpful ways. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Having said that, there is clearly more to building character than putting abstract concepts on a sign board at the corner of La Paz and Marguerite and showing a few movies. Heck we have Congressional Candidates who plagiarize a short, very short, piece on Ben Franklin of all people. http://missionviejo.patch.com/groups/dan-averys-blog/p/congressional-candidate-plagiarizes-post


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