Armstrong to Hold Fourth Annual Francophone Film Festival


Take a stroll down the Champs-Élysées and put on your French beret, as Armstrong holds its Fourth Annual Francophone Film Festival from February 23-25 at the Student Union’s Ogeechee Theatre on the Armstrong Campus, 11935 Abercorn Street.

Denis Blackburne, the Honorary Consul for France and Germany, will give the commencement address on opening night, and a reception with French food will follow the screening of the first film. Admission is free and open to the public.

Film Schedule:
• Feb. 23, 7 p.m. - Farewell, a nail-biting espionage drama based on true events from the early 1980s that helped bring down the Soviet Union. Length: 112 minutes.

• Feb. 24, 6 p.m. - Hideaway, a heart-breaking film about a pregnant woman who finds refuge in a house far from Paris after her boyfriend passes away. Length: 90 minutes.

• Feb. 24, 8 p.m. - The Beautiful Person, a film that follows the forbidden passions and unrequited love at a Parisian high school. Length: 88 minutes.

• Feb. 25, 6 p.m. - The Illusionist, an animated film based on an unproduced script by the French comic genius Jacques Tati. Length: 80 minutes.

• Feb. 25, 8 p.m. - A Prophet, like a French take on The Godfather, this film follows a 19-year-old who enters prison as an uneducated naïf and leaves an experienced criminal. Length: 150 minutes.

All films will be in French and have English subtitles. This event is sponsored by the Armstrong French Club, the Armstrong International Students Organization, the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy, and the College of Liberal Arts.

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