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

Posted: Tuesday, 13 August 2013

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

TROY's Library has been selected to receive a Tournées Festival grant, which will support screenings of five French films at the campus starting in September. 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:

  • “The Artist," on Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.
  • “A Cat in Paris," on Oct. 3, at 4 p.m.
  • “Monsieur Lazhar," on Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
  • “The Kid With a Bike," on Oct. 17, at 7 p.m
  • “The Painting," on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

All the screenings will be held inside Patterson Hall room 101, and admission is free and open to the public.

“We are pleased to be able to bring the Tournées Festival to TROY," 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.

For more information about the film festival, contact Hooper at 334-670-3269 or

The Tournées Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., Centre National de la Cinématographie et de L´Image Animée, the Florence Gould Foundation, Campus France USA and Highbrow Entertainment.