Judson to host Tournées French Film Festival April 6-14 | Judson College


Judson to host Tournées French Film Festival April 6-14

The Tournées French Film Festival will be held at Judson College in Marion, AL from April 6 to April 14.

Festival poster:Tournees Festival 2016

Judson College’s Art and English Departments received a nationally-competitive collegiate grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (in partnership with the cultural services of the French Embassy) for the acquisition and screening of six recent French-­language films on campus.

This is the fifth consecutive year that Judson College has hosted the Tournées Festival, which over the last 18 years has been held at over 350 American colleges and universities and has made it possible for over 450,000 students to discover French­-language films.

Speaking on behalf of the festival organizers, Jamie Adams, Head of the Art Department, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the Tournées French Film Festival again, and I feel certain that everyone who attends will be able to find something that speaks to them. This year’s festival has a little bit of everything: a nonlinear romance, a film that will challenge our students to think critically about art that disturbs, a French masterpiece touted as “the most important film since the war (WWII),” a film that explores the social ramifications of larger economic forces that govern the poor and working­ classes, and even a quirky comedy about a bachelor who searches for a cure for his lover when she is diagnosed with a strange disease.”

All screenings will take place in the Adams-­Armstrong Lecture Hall in the Charlotte G. Lowder Science Building at Judson College.  Admission is free.

The films selected for the festival and their screening times are as follows:

Wednesday, April 06 at 6:30 pm: Hiroshima Mon Amour

Thursday, April 07 at 7:00 pm: Sils Maria

Sunday, April 10 at 6:30 pm: Parce que J’étais Peintre

Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm: Deux Jours, Une Nuit

Wednesday, April 13 at 6:30 pm: L’enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq

Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 pm: L’écume des Jours