The Mercer Island Sister city Association invites you to join us for a virtual ZOOM-video discussion at

7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28

How it works (Advance registration required; 50-attendee limit):

If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please email a request to MISCA Board Member, Joel Wachs ( in order to receive your Zoom invitation meeting link and password. (A Zoom account is not required to participate, but you will need internet access. You may also participate in an audio-only experience via your phone.) 

Please watch at your leisure the featured film, Les Enfants du paradis (Children of Paradise). This film is available for streaming on Amazon Prime and The Criterion Channel as well as Kanopy, which is free with your local library card. Please send your comments and questions via email ahead of time to Joel. The discussion will be led by MISCA French Films Program Director Lance Rhoades.

About July’s featured film:

Les Enfants du paradis (1945) is director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert’s masterpiece set in the theater scene of 1830s Paris in which four men fall madly in love with Garance, a sophisticated performer-courtesan. Remarkably, this lavish and epic film was made partly in secret over two years during the occupation in Nice and Paris, and released only months after liberation.

Sponsored by The Mercer Island Sister City Association

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Joel Wachs,