College to Host French Film Festival
Published: Saturday, January 19, 2013
Updated: Saturday, January 19, 2013 06:01
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Departments of Modern Languages and English, in conjunction with the Jake Erhardt International Film Series, will host Westminster's second Tournées Film Festival, a series of French and Francophone films to be shown on consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 29-Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center. The events are free to the public.
The five contemporary films will be subtitled in English with each screening followed by a discussion.
Opening the festival Jan. 29 is Les Femmes Du 6ème-Étage (The Woman on the 6th Floor), directed by Philippe Le Guay.
Set in Paris in 1962, the film centers on the transformation of third-generation stockbroker Jean- Louis, a self-centered businessman who starts to discover his altruistic side after he's made aware of the grave hardships endured by the half-dozen Spanish refugees who live above him. Jean-Louis soon learns there's much more to life than turning a profit in this film about friendship across class and language divides.
Additional films are: Le Gamin Au Velo (The Kid with a Bike), Feb. 5; Joueuse (Queen to Play), Feb. 12; Un Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man), Feb. 19; and Une Vie De Chat (A Cat in Paris), Feb. 26.
The festival is supported by a grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Culture, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment. Westminster College is one of only 40 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a grant for the Spring Semester.