The TOURNeES Festival - New French Films on campus
NSU and ASL presents The TOURNéES Festival.
Films and Dates:
THE ARTIST – October 7, 2012 - A homage to the silent film era, this movie is a dazzling piece of cinematic art. Opening in 1927 Hollywood, the film follows matinee idol George Valentin and up-and-coming chorus girl Peppy Miller as the invention of sound movies starts to change their lives. The Artist won several Academy Awards including Best Picture! (PG-13, 100 min.)
THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER – October 14, 2012
In this sweeping historical drama based on a 17th century novel, a young woman is torn between the man she loves and a politically arranged marriage. This film was nominated for seven Cesar Awards including one win. (Not Rated, 139 min.)
CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS – October 21, 2012
This interesting and well-shot documentary by famous filmmaker Werner Herzog delves into the world of history, art and culture as it explores prehistoric drawings found in a cave in Southern France. (G, 90 min.)
LE HAVRE – October 28, 2012
Issues of friendship, equality and immigration are brought together in this touching drama by Aki Kaurismaki. The story revolves around a former writer who while living in a French port side town with his ill wife comes to the aid of a young immigrant who is trying to get to his family in England. (Not Rated, 93 min.)
ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS – November 4, 2012
Chocolate is the common denominator in this film, bringing together two romantics suffering from social anxiety disorder. Jean-Rene, a failing chocolate factory owner needs to find a new salesperson to help save his business. Enter Angelique, a shy, unemployed, gifted chocolate maker who can help Jean-Rene in more than one way---if they can both conquer their fears to find success and love in this romantic comedy. (Not Rated, 80 min.)
FREE and OPEN to the public.