Troy University to bring French film series to campus with the Tournées Festival

Posted: Wednesday, 21 January 2015

TROY - Troy University will highlight the best in modern French cinema with a series of free film screenings starting Thursday at the Troy Campus, funded by a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange.

Presented by the Troy University Library and the College of Communication and Fine Arts, the Tournées Festival will feature screenings of six French films at the campus starting Thursday, Jan. 22. The Tournées Festival is a program of FACE in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring contemporary French cinema to college and university campuses in the U.S.

Films that will be screened at TROY include:

  • "Mozart's Sister," on Jan. 22;
  • "Coco Before Chanel," on Jan. 29;
  • "Breathless ," on Feb. 3;
  • "Approved for Adoption ," on Feb. 5;
  • "Rust and Bone," on Feb. 12; and
  • "The Illusionist ," on Feb. 19.

All the screenings will be held starting at 4 p.m. inside 129 Bibb Graves Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

"The Troy University Library and the College of Communication and Fine Arts are excited to bring the Tournées French Films Festival to the Troy Campus," said Rachel Hooper, project director. "We feel it is important to introduce Alabamians to modern French culture and society, to provide TROY's students who are studying French a venue in which they can apply their listening skills, and to remind residents here of the strong ties that Alabama has historically to France."

Troy University has previously hosted the Tournées Festival at the Dothan Campus in 2008 and 2010, and at the Troy Campus in 2013.

For more information about the film festival, contact Hooper at 334-670-3269 or hooperr@troy.edu.

The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'Image Animée, and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.