Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

Scott Taylor
Western Washington University

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WWU to host Tournées French Film Festival this Spring

Western Washington University’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages will host the Tournées French Film Festival every Monday and Wednesday from April 15 to May 1 in Viking Union 552, on Western’s campus in Bellingham, WA.

Free and open to the public, this year’s festival has the theme of “Intersections: Race, Gender and Sexuality.” All films will include a brief pre and post-screening discussion led by Western faculty. With the exception of “I Am Not Your Negro,” all films will be in French with English subtitles.

This festival is made possible by the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, the Centre National du Cinéma et de I’lmage Animée, the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.

The Tournées French Film Festival is sponsored by Western’s Department of Modern and Classical Languages; Department of History; English Department; the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Crimes against Humanity; the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; and LGBTQ+ Western.

Film Schedule (all films Start at 7 p.m.):

  • Monday, April 15: “120 Battements Par Minute”
    Director: Robin Campillo – Length: 143 minutes (Includes catered Opening Night reception from 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 17: “I Am Not Your Negro”
    Director: Raoul Peck – Length: 93 minutes (*in English)
  • Monday, April 22: “La Belle Saison”
    Director: Catherine Corsini – Length: 105 minutes
  • Wednesday, April 24: “Bande de Filles”
    Director: Céline Sciamma – Length: 112 minutes
  • Monday, April 29: “Quand on a 17 ans”
    Director: André Téchiné – Length: 116 minutes
  • Wedneday, May 1: “Petit à Petit”
    Director: Jean Rouch – Length: 96 minutes
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