GGC Receives Grant for Festival of French Films

GGC has received a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) to organize a festival of five contemporary French films. The film festival, “France and America: Intimate Strangers,” is presented by GGC”s School of Liberal Arts. The festival begins March 21 with a screening of Paris, je t’aime.

GGC has received a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) to organize a festival of five contemporary French films. The film festival, “France and America: Intimate Strangers,” is presented by GGC”s School of Liberal Arts. The festival begins March 21 with a screening of Paris, je t’aime. The complete schedule of films follows:

Paris, je t'aime - Friday, March 21, 6:00 p.m.
Rated R, with Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, & Steve Buscemi. A collection of short films by international directors, including the Coen Brothers and Olivier Assayas.
Refreshments at 6 p.m. in Building C Lobby, film at 7 p.m.

Clean - Tuesday, March 25, 3:30 p.m.
Rated R, with Maggie Cheung & Nick Nolte. Refreshments after film in the Building C Lobby.

Intimate Strangers - Thursday, March 27, 3:30 p.m.
Rated R. With Sandrine Bonnaire & Fabrice Luchini. Refreshments after film.

Caché (Hidden)- Monday, April 7, 5:00 p.m.
Rated R, Directed by Michael Haneke, with Daniel Auteuil & Juliette Binoche. Refreshments after film.

Happily Ever After - Wednesday, April 9, 5:00 p.m.
Rated R, with Charlotte Gainsbourg & Johnny Depp. Refreshments after film.

The festival is a collaborative effort of many members of the campus community. Assistant Professor of Film Rodney Hill and Assistant Professor of French Kristina Watkins Mormino are spearheading the festival with assistance from Dean Lois Richardson, Ms. Kathija Jamaloodeen and Faculty Coordinator Tonia Pahari from the School of Liberal Arts; Executive Assistant to the President Louise Archie; Library Head of Collections Vicki Parsons; and General Counsel Cedestra Jordan-Chapman.

“We are thrilled to present European cinema right here in Gwinnett County,” says Mormino.

Marketing students David Bienfait, Sahil Data, Kathryn Gaffney and Igor Pavlovica, as well as Computer Society co-presidents Paul Barton and Anand Vyas, are learning valuable lessons about marketing by promoting the festival. Students in French and film classes are also supporting the film screenings.

All films are free and open to the public and are in English and French with subtitles. The screenings will take place in the Building C auditorium. All are welcome to discuss each movie over refreshments afterwards. For more information, call 678.407.5785.

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