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
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
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
To learn more go to facecouncil.org or e-mail
Gheorghita Tres at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Orchard Ridge Campus is located at 27055 Orchard
Lake Road, just south of I-696. Free parking is available in nearby campus
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