French film festival coming to Troy

Published 11:00 pm Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Troy will receive a little taste of France through a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange.

Troy University’s library has been selected to receive the Tournees Festival grant, which will support screenings of five French films on the campus. The festival will begin in September and is a FACE program with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy created with the hope of bringing contemporary French cinema to college and university campuses in the United States.

All screenings will be held inside Patterson Hall room 101 and admission is free and open to the public.

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“We are pleased to be able to bring the Tournées Festival to Troy,” said Rachel Hooper, project director. “We feel it is important to introduce Alabamians to modern French culture and society, to provide Troy’s students who are studying French a venue in which they can apply their listening skills and to remind residents here of the strong ties that Alabama has historically to France.”

Films included in the screening are “The Artist” on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., “A Cat in Paris” on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., “Monsieur Lazhar” on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., “The Kid with a Bike” on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and “The Painting” on Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

For more information about the film festival, contact Hooper at 334-670-3269 or