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Films & Schedules - FRANCE

BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 12:30 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Fri, Feb 13, 2015
at 6 PM (Moreland Theater)
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Mon, Feb 16, 2015
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 22, 2015
at 11 AM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN

DIRECTOR: NICHOLAS VANIER - FRANCE

Set during World War II in the French Alps, Belle and Sebastian is based on a beloved 1960s French TV series featuring resourceful young Sebastian and the giant mountain sheepdog he calls Belle. Sebastian is a lonely six-year-old boy who dreams of the day his mother will return from America—the place that his adoptive grandfather tells him she’s gone. He finds needed companionship with “the beast” that local farmers are convinced is killing their sheep—an enormous sheepdog that quickly proves anything but dangerous, instead becoming the boy’s best friend and protector. With Nazis rooting out the Resistance fighters helping...

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CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

Sat, Feb 7, 2015
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Mon, Feb 9, 2015
at 5:45 PM (Fox Tower)
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CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA

DIRECTOR: OLIVIER ASSAYAS - FRANCE

“Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is a middle-aged actress who soared to stardom in her twenties in a play called Maloja Snake, in which she created the role of a ruthless young woman named Sigrid who engages in a power game with her older boss. Now an established international actress, Maria is considering the role of the older woman in a heavily promoted revival, with an infamous young superstar (Chloë Grace Moretz) as Sigrid. What begins as a chronicle of an actress going through the paces of celebrity culture (fashion shoots, official dinners, interviews, Internet rumors) gradually develops into something...

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MARIE'S STORY

Fri, Feb 6, 2015
at 5:45 PM (FOX TOWER)
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Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 6:15 PM (MORELAND THEATER)
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MARIE'S STORY

DIRECTOR: JEAN-PIERRE AMÉRIS - FRANCE

Inspired by the life of Marie Heurtin, Marie’s Story is a playful, inspirational, and moving emotional journey between teacher and student set in the 19th century French countryside. Fourteen-year-old Marie arrives at a school for deaf girls run by Catholic sisters. Born deaf and blind and trapped ever since in a world of darkness and silence, she is, at first, wild, disheveled, and nearly unreachable. But the idealistic Sister Marguerite feels a deep and instant need to free her from her sensory prison. Featuring fierce performances by newcomer Ariana Rivoire as the courageous young woman struggling to connect to...

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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

Sun, Feb 8, 2015
at 4 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 4 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Tue, Feb 24, 2015
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL

DIRECTOR: PASCAL PLISSON - FRANCE

Plisson’s César-winning documentary extols the true worth of getting, and getting to, an education. Shot in Kenya, Patagonia, Morocco, and the Bay of Bengal, the film follows the perilous journeys of four children on their ways to school: Jackson crosses the savannah on foot, avoiding elephants; Carlito rides on horseback across lonely plains and rushing rivers; Zahira treks over treacherous Atlas Mountain passes; Samuel, in his antediluvian wheelchair, is pushed by his brothers over sand dunes and through swamps. While the breathtaking cinematography reveals the splendor of their homelands and the dangers of these voyages keep you on the edge...

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