Prestigious film festival brings French cinema to campus
Published: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Updated: Sunday, February 17, 2013 17:02
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Westminster College's Departments of Modern Languages and English, in conjunction with the Jake Erhardt International Film Series, continues hosting Westminster's second Tournées Film Festival on Tuesdays through the end of Feburary.
Student organizer for the Westminster event, Alex Weil, is excited about the showcase. He says it re-enforces the goal in the first-year Inquiry classes to expose students to diverse views of the world. The final film of the festival is an animated feature that received an Oscar nomination last year.
Organizers say hosting a French film festival is a great way for people to experience cinema from beyond the Hollywood system. They say the films are presented with subtitles preserving the vision and voice of the French filmmakers and actors. The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses.
The screenings of French feature films take place at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center. The events are free to the public.
The final two dates for the festiva are:
February 19 Un homme qui crie / A Screaming Man ( dir. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Chad, 2010 )
February 26 Une Vie de Chat / A Cat in Paris ( dir. Jean-Loup Felicioli & Alain Gagnol, France, 2010 )