French Department Presents Spring Film Series

January 16th, 2020

The Department of French & Italian is partnering with Tournées Film Festival to offer an array of experiences in French cinema, with six films screened on campus to show the diversity and richness of French cinema.


The lineup for the Tournées Film Festival will run from Jan. 23 to Feb. 20, with a broad range of topics, including ActUp Paris and the HIV/AIDS epidemic, post-1968 youth culture, a young farmer seeking a better life for his family in the Congo, political resistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Juliette Binoche as a middle-aged artist looking for love and Agnès Varda's penultimate film. All films will screen in the Integrated Learning Center, room 130, at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.


“We’re pleased to share these thought-provoking films that shine a spotlight on the diversity of cultures and peoples in the French-speaking world,” said Lucy Swanson, Assistant Professor of French, who organized the festival.


Each film will include an introduction or Q&A session led by a faculty member or graduate student in the French section. For more detailed information about each film, click on the title.

Founded in 1995, this year in its 24th season, Tournées Film Festival has partnered with more than 650 universities, reaching an audience of over half a million students and community members all across the United States. The festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres—fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films— giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens.


Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.


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