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Film festival returns to RegisMarch 19, 2008
Regis College was selected as one of only six colleges in the state to host the Tournées Film Festival, sponsored by the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE). The festival runs Monday, March 31, through Tuesday, April 8.
Launched in 1995, the festival grants are awarded annually to encourage college and university students to view contemporary French films. This festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC). The films that are featured in the festival deal with a range of topics including French history, politics, education and class differences, and aim to develop awareness about French culture. Regis College was also awarded a grant by FACE in 2006.
“I envision this film festival as a dynamic cultural event that will provide a social activity and an educational opportunity for the larger community in our region as well as our own graduate and undergraduate students and academic community,” said Claudia Pouravelis, director of Graduate Admission.
The films for this year’s festival are: March 31: “Après Vous” (After You); April 1: “La Moustache” (The Mustache); April 2: “Le Plafond de Verre” (The Glass Ceiling); April 7: “Delwende: Leve-Toi et Marche” (Delwende: Get Up and Walk); April 8: “Comme Une Image” (Look at me). Visit facecouncil.org/tournees/archive.html for film synopses.
All films are free and open to the public and will be shown at Regis College at 7 p.m. in College Hall Room 202. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 781-768- 7058.
Based in New York, N.Y., the Council is a nonprofit organization that supports contemporary creative work in an effort to educate about French-American culture and exchange. It collaborates with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States to bring music, dance, theater, cinema, education, and the visual arts to students.
Regis College is a Catholic co-educational community that prepares undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students for engagement and service in a changing world. Approximately 1,600 students are enrolled in 24 undergraduate majors, graduate degree programs in education, communication, leadership and service, health product regulation, public administration and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. U.S. News and World Report ranks Regis in the top tier of universities with master’s programs in the North. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) lists Regis among benchmarking colleges for the quality of educational experience.