SRU hosting second French film festival, March 3 to April 14
Slippery Rock University is showing six French films as part of theAlbertine Cinémathèque program, March 3 to April 14.
Feb. 23, 2022
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — For the second year in a row, Slippery Rock University will host a French film festival for the campus and local communities by participating in Albertine Cinémathèque, a program designed to bring French cinema and culture to American colleges and universities.
The film festival will be presented March 3 to April 14 by the SRU French program and the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, in collaboration with the French Club at SRU and SRU's Office for Global and Engagement. SRU was one of Albertine Cinémathèque's 35 grantees for 2021-22.
"We're happy to bring back this program for a second year and have in-person film screenings for the first time," said Malick Coly, an SRU instructor of modern languages and cultures. "This film festival promotes cultural understanding and the importance of learning foreign languages that are relevant in modern contexts. These films provide topics and themes that will help expand people's worldview."
Screened both in person in the Spotts World Culture Building and via Zoom, the following films will be presented:
- "Un Film Dramatique" (A Dramatic Film), 5 p.m., March 3 in Room 219. Directed by Eric Baudelaire, this film follows the first class to attend the newly constructed Dora Maar middle school on the outskirts of Paris. As the film's subjects and also its makers, 21 middle schoolers discuss the drama of their daily lives and experiment with cameras and equipment.
- "Slalom," 5 p.m., March 10 in Room 219. Directed by Charlène Favier, "Slalom" is a Cannes-selected film about the #MeToo movement. It depicts a budding ski prodigy and her predatory instructor.
- "Petite Fille" (Little Girl), 5 p.m., March 23 in Room 111. Directed by Sébastien Lifshitz, "Petite Fille" is a documentary that follows 7-year-old Sasha and her family's acceptance of her gender identity, and how they must confront outdated norms and find affirmation.
- "Mandibules" (Mandibles), 5 p.m., March 30 in Room 111. Directed by Quentin Dupieux, this film features two friends who discover a giant fly trap in the trunk of a car. The pair then decide to train the fly to impress people and make money.
- "Bamako," 5 p.m., April 6 in Room 111. Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako, "Bamako" showcases witnesses taking a stand against The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the inequities of globalization throughout Africa.
- "35 Rhums" (35 Shots of Rum), 5 p.m., April 14 in Room 219. Directed by Claire Denis, this drama follows the relationship between a widowed father and his university-aged daughter.
For more information, contact Coly at 724.738.4214 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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