(Jan. 22, 2016) – Armstrong State University’s French Club will host the 8th Annual Francophone Film Festival February 4-6 at the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, located at 11935 Abercorn St.
The Francophone Film Festival will screen five French-language movies with subtitles covering a wide range of themes and issues. All screenings are free and open to the public.
2016 Francophone Film Festival Schedule
Thursday, February 4, 6 p.m.
The space-age city of Alphaville is at the hands of the heartless Professor Von Braun and his robots. A kidnapped scientist and the residents of Alphaville must trust an American spy to help them escape this unwanted monarch and the society of his creation. A light reception and cultural discussion will follow the screening.
Friday, February 5, 6 p.m.
Deux jours, une nuit (Two Days, One Night)
A depressed woman, Sandra Bya, finds that in her absence Mr. Dumont, her money-loving boss, has offered her 16 coworkers two options: one, vote to fire Sandra and receive a pay increase or two, vote to keep Sandra and receive the same pay. With only two days to change the minds of coworkers blinded by money, she must set aside her emotions and find her self-worth.
Friday, February 5, 8:30 p.m.
De rouille et dˊos (Rust and Bone)
Ali, a single father in a new city, finds love with Stephanie, a socialite patron of his employer’s club. Social class lines blur when Stephanie turns to Ali for emotional support after a traumatic event that leaves her wheelchair bound.
Saturday, February 6, 6 p.m.
The port city of Le Havre mistakenly receives a cargo crate of illegal African immigrants, including one boy, Idrissa, who escapes. The boy is found and concealed by Marcel, an elderly man with an ailing wife. While the police and a nosy neighbor try to catch the boy, Marcel attempts to get Idrissa to London and faces the impending loneliness of losing both a new friend and his wife.
Saturday, February 6, 8:30 p.m.
La French (The Connection)
Judge Pierre Michel is determined to put an end to “The French Connection,” a well-known drug ring that has yet to pay for its crimes. One of the ring’s main players, Gatean “Tanny” Zampa, is the prime target of Michel’s efforts, but the protection and street smarts of his men leave him not only untouchable, but angry. Zampa projects his anger on Michel and causes him to question his priorities.
Francophone Film Festival sponsors include Armstrong’s Office of International Education, International Students Organization, Languages, Literature and Philosophy Department, College of Liberal Arts and Gender Studies Program.
For additional information, please contact Dorothée Mertz-Weigel at 912.344.2804 or firstname.lastname@example.org.