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Kent State University to Present French Film Series

Posted Sep. 28, 2011
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On October 7-8 and 21- 22, 2011, Kent State University will present the Tournées Festival, a series of five recent French films.  The films will be shown in the auditorium in the Michael Schwartz Center (room 177) and will be in French with English subtitles. A discussion will follow each film. Admission is free and free parking is available at Michael Schwartz Center.  

The films featured in the event include:   

Friday, October 7, 7:30 pm
Paris (Cédric Klapisch, 2007)  

Saturday, October 8, 7:30 pm
Cliente (French Gigolo) (Josiane Balasko, 2007)

Friday, October 21, 7:30 pm
La fille du RER (The Girl on the Train) (André Téchiné, 2008)  

Saturday, October 22, 2:00 pm
Welcome  (Philippe Lioret, 2008)   

Saturday, October 22, 7:30 pm
La France ( Serge Bozon, 2007)       

The KSU French film festival provides students, teachers, and the broader community with the opportunity to see and discuss recent films rarely available in the U.S.    

The Tournées Festival, organized in collaboration with the Department of History and the Institute for Applied Linguistics,is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (FNC).  Sponsors of the festival include the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, highbrow entertainment, agnès b., and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.   

For details, please contact Françoise Massardier-Kenney, at fkenney@kent.edu, or Rebecca Pulju  at rpulju@kent.edu.