SAVANNAH — Armstrong Atlantic State University will host its first Francophone Film Festival April 16-18.
Five recent French films, with English subtitles, will be screened in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the AASU campus, 11935 Abercorn St. All shows are free and open to the public. The schedule is:
• April 16
7 p.m. — “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud (2007). Reception will follow.
• April 17
6 p.m. — “Her Name is Sabine” by Sandrine Bonnaire (2008);
8:30 p.m. — “Grand Voyage” by Ismael Ferroukhi (2004)
• April 18
6 p.m. — “Blame it on Fidel “by Julie Gavras (2006);
8:30 p.m. — “The Chorus” by Christophe Barratier (2005)
The festival is the result of collaboration among the AASU French Club, the College of Liberal Arts, the Early Childhood Education Department, the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and the Office of International Education.
“In presenting this film festival we are offering our students and the Savannah community not only an opportunity to view some award-winning films for free, but also we are providing a forum where people can learn about the cultures of the Francophone world and share with others of similar interests,” said Dorothee Mertz-Weigel, AASU assistant professor of French and language lab director.
The festival is part of the Tournées Festival organized by the French American Cultural Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing French-American relations through arts, education and cultural exchange projects.
For more information, contact Mertz-Weigel at Dorothee.Mertz-Weigel@armstrong.edu or at (912) 344-2804.