Spotlight: The International Film Series and Tournées Festival

Spotlight: The International Film Series and Tournées Festival

Date Published:
Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Experience the rich world of classic and contemporary films from France, Italy, South Korea, Russia and Spain at UNC Charlotte’s International Film Series and Tournées Festival, March 13 - 25! Free and open to the public, the film series will take place at our main campus, Center City, and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The films will be introduced by UNC Charlotte faculty members, community partners, and Italian director Andrea Segre, and followed by discussion. The festival’s timing coincides with internationally celebrated Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie, or "Week of the French language and of French-speaking cultures."

The event is organized by the Department of Languages and Culture in collaboration with Atkins Library, French Club, Russian Club, Film Studies Program, and Pfeiffer University, with support provided by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, Alliance Française de Charlotte, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte Film Society, Mosfilm, Piedmont Music Center, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Atkins Library and the Office of International Programs.

UNC Charlotte students can also submit a brief essay to win a $250 prize from Atkins Library. Essays will be based on the films in the series and will explore how the narrative of the film relates to intercultural relationships and overcoming adversity.

Reservations are required for La aldea maldita at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; call 704-353-9200.

More information, including film summaries, schedule, locations, and guidelines for the essay contest, is available online.