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Spotlight: The Tournées Film Festival

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Spotlight: The Tournées Film Festival

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The rich world of contemporary French film visits campus March 19-24, 2012, due to a grant secured by the Department of Languages and Culture Studies and J. Murrey Atkins Library. Now in its 16th year, the nationwide Tournées Film Festival was created to bring the experience of French-language film to American university students and their community.

This free, weeklong event presents the diverse offerings of first time film directors alongside well-known cinema figures, French genres and subjects, generational and geographic areas, and innovative style and storytelling methods.

Multiple film showings will take place on UNC Charlotte’s main campus and at UNC Charlotte Center City. Insightful post-viewing discussions will be led by faculty members and other selected community leaders.

The festival coincides perfectly with Semaine de la Francophonie, or French Language Week, where Francophones – as French-speaking people call themselves – unite with Francophiles around the world to celebrate their diverse cultures and shared language.

The Tournées Film Festival is being hosted and organized by UNC Charlotte’s Languages and Culture Studies department, the Office of International Programs, the Film Studies program, and the French Club, as well as J. Murrey Atkins Library and Pfieffer University. The Festival is also made possible through the generous support of: The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l'image animée, Grand Marnier Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, Highbrow entertainment, Alliance Française de Charlotte, and the Charlotte Film Society.

The screening schedule, film descriptions and more can be found online.