Faculty-Staff Digest - (02/18/2013
The 2013 Bowdoin French Film Festival
Presented by The Department of Romance Languages
Bowdoin College, in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., The French Tournées Festival, New French Film on campus, the Departments of Film Studies, Education, Biology, The Counseling Center, the Lectures and Concerts Committee, and the Bowdoin French Club
February 20- February 23, 2013
Kresge Auditorium and BEAM
Free admission, all films with English subtitles
Tomboy - Wednesday 20th at 7:00p.m. in Beam [Discussion moderated by Assistant Professor of Education, Doris SANTORO]
o A 10-year-old girl, settling into her new neighborhood outside Paris, is mistaken for a boy and has to live up to this new identity since it's too late for the mistake to be clarified.
I've Loved You So Long - Thursday 21st at 7:00p.m. in Kresge [Discussion moderated by Associate Professor of Film Studies on the Marvin H. Green, Jr., Fund; Chair of Film Studies Program, Tricia WELSCH and Associate Professor of Romance Languages, Charlotte DANIELS]
o A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.
Curling - Friday 22nd at 7:00p.m. in Kresge [Discussion moderated by Visiting Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, Jay KETNER]
o Two people having difficulty connecting with those around them, but growing hungry for a new life, venture into disorienting zones in search of something real. A moving and mysterious portrait of a family in transition.
17 Filles (17 Girls) - Saturday 23rd at 4:00p.m. in Beam [Discussion moderated by Alison McGrath from the Counseling Center]
o When Camille accidentally becomes pregnant, 16 of her friends and classmates decide to follow suit, throwing their town and school into chaos.
Le Havre - Saturday 23rd at 7:00p.m. in Beam (to be preceded by a reception at 6:00p.m.) [Discussion moderated by Jean-Paul HONEGGER (’15) and Faith BIEGON (’13)]
o When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home.