March 06, 2013
OCC Presents French Film Fest

Oakland Community College’s Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills will screen a broad variety of recent French language films at the campus’ Smith Theatre in March and April.


The films are part of the Tournées Festival, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), which brings works of contemporary French cinema to American colleges and university audiences.  The festival offers a range of genres, and showcases innovation in both style and storytelling.  A panel discussion led by OCC faculty follows each presentation.


“These six films were selected not only for their cinematic value, but for their social and cultural relevance,” said OCC faculty member Gheorghita Tres who helped write the grant that supports the program.  Featured directors include such well-known names as Werner Herzog and Agnés Varda.


Members of the public are invited.  Admission to each showing is $5 at the door.


The six films and their show dates and times are:

·         Un Prophéte (A Prophet) directed by Jacques Audiard, Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 pm

·         Entre Les Murs (The Class) directed by Laurent Cantet, Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 pm

·         La Grotte Des Rêves Perdus (Cave of Forgotten Dreams) directed by Werner Herzog, Wednesday, April 3 at 10:00 am

·         L’Illusioniste (The Illusionist) an animated feature by Sylvain Chomet, director of the Triplets of Belleville, Wednesday, April 3 at 1:00 pm

·         Des Dieux et Des Hommes (Of Gods and Men) directed by Xavier Beauvois, Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 pm

·         Les Plages D’Agnes (The Beaches of Agnes), a biographical documentary directed by Agnés Varda, Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 pm


The Tournées Film Festival is made possible by a grant from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Centre National de la Cinématographic et la Image Animée, the Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment.


To learn more go to or e-mail Gheorghita Tres at


The Orchard Ridge Campus is located at 27055 Orchard Lake Road, just south of I-696.  Free parking is available in nearby campus lots.


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