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French Film Festival

French Film Festival

Tournées Film Festival -- What is it?

The Tournées Film Festival grant is an initiative of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which endeavors to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses.  Operating under the authority of a board of trustees with professional and logistical support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE aims to further international understanding by fostering French American cultural exchange and supporting contemporary creative work in the arts and education, to develop and support relationships between professionals in all creative fields, to encourage collaborative projects between cultural and educational institutions, and to combine the strengths of both the French and American systems of financial support for the arts and education. Discover more about FACE and the Tournées Film Festival grant award and film selection for 2016-2017.

All films -- intended for mature audiences -- have English subtitles, and all screenings and other festival activities are free admission and open to the public.

 

Tournées Film Festival -- Casting call!

 MSSU / Community Film Contest

In partnership with the MSSU Tournées Film Festival, the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts is pleased to offer its 8th Annual FilmSpiva 48-Hour Film Competition, for which submissions must have a French twist.  Finalists will be featured in the First Thursday Art Walk in April.  For further details, please contact Mr. Shaun Conroy, Exhibits Director at Spiva Center for the Arts, at sconroy@spivaarts.org or at 417-623-0183.

  

 Tournées Film Festival -- Our Line-Up

Loin des hommes / Far From Men -- Book Club Session 1

The MSSU Literary Lions book club offers MSSU students, faculty and staff, and Joplin and surrounding community members, a 2-session English-language book club for The Guest, Albert Camus' 1957 short story from which is adapted the 2014 film Loin des hommes / Far From Men featured in the festival.  All sessions will be held at 6:30pm in Library Room 413 A of the MSSU George A. Spiva Library, and will be led by Dr. Zak Watson, chair of the MSSU Department of English and Philosophy.  New copies of Exile and the Kingdom (within which is included the short story The Guest), for participants to keep, will be provided at this session at a cost of $25 per participant.  To reserve your copy of the text, please contact Amber Carr, Marketing and Outreach Librarian at MSSU Spiva Library, at Carr-A@mssu.edu or 417-625-9335, by February 13.  Electronic copies of The Guest can be provided at no charge to participants -- for this version of the text please contact Dr. Connolly at Connolly-S@mssu.edu.

Book Club Session 1: February 23, 6:30pm.

 

Loin des hommes / Far From Men -- Book Club Session 2

Book club session 2: March 9, Library Room 413 A of the MSSU George A. Spiva Library, 6:30pm.

 

L’écume des jours / Mood Indigo -- Book Club Session 1

MSSU, in partnership with the Joplin Public Library and the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, offers MSSU students, faculty and staff, and Joplin and surrounding area community members, a 2-session English-language book club for Mood Indigo, Boris Vian's 1947 novel, from which is adapted the 2014 film featured in the festival.  All sessions will be held at 6:30pm in the upstairs library room of the Spiva Center for the Arts in downtown Joplin (located at 222 W. 3rd Street,  Joplin, M0 64801), and will be led by Dr. Brad Modlin, Assistant Professor in the MSSU Department of English and Philosophy.  If you are a MSSU student, please contact Amber Carr, Marketing and Outreach Librarian at MSSU Spiva Library, at Carr-A@mssu.edu  or 417-625-9335, by March 1 to reserve your free copy of the text.

Mood Indigo Book Club Session 1: March 14, 6:30pm.

 

May Allah Bless France

Qu’Allah bénisse la France ! / May Allah Bless France!

March 16, MSSU Cornell Auditorium, 7pm.  Dr. Shannon Connolly, Assistant Professor French and director of the MSSU French program, will introduce the film. Synonpsis and trailer.


L’écume des jours / Mood Indigo -- Book Club Session 2

Book Club Session 2: March 28, 6:30pm, upstairs library room of the Spiva Center for the Arts in downtown Joplin (located at 222 W. 3rd Street,  Joplin, M0 64801).

 

Far from Men

Loin des hommes / Far From Men

MSSU Cornell Auditorium, March 30, 7pm.  Dr. Zak Watson, chair of the MSSU Department of English and Philosophy, will introduce the film. Synopsis and trailer.


Mood Indigo

L’écume des jours / Mood Indigo -- Film Screening 

April 4, 6:30pm, the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts in downtown Joplin, main exhibit gallery (located at 222 W. 3rd Street,  Joplin, M0 64801).  Shaun Conroy, Exhibits Director for the Spiva Center for the Arts, will introduce the film. Synopsis and trailer.


MSSU / Community Film Contest

April 6 (First Thursday Art Walk), 5pm.  Central Christian Center in downtown Joplin.

Hippocrates

Hippocrate / Hippocrates, Diary of a French Doctor

MSSU Cornell Auditorium, April 7, 7pm.  Dr. Shannon Connolly, Assistant Professor French and director of the MSSU French program, will introduce the film. Synopsis and trailer.


Army of Shadows

L’armée des ombres / Army of Shadows

Route 66 Movie Theater (located on 24 S Main St, Webb City, MO 64870), April 11, 7pm.  Dr. William Fischer, Assistant Professor of History at MSSU, will introduce the film. Synoposis and trailer.


School of Bable

School of Babel / La cour de Babel

Route 66 Movie Theater (located on  24 S Main St, Webb City, MO 64870), April 13, 7pm.  Ms. Kisa Clark, Lecturer in Communication at MSSU, will introduce the film. Synoposis and trailer .


The seventh film is the People’s Choice!  You voted and here is our winner:

My Friend Victoria

Mon amie Victoria / My Friend Victoria

MSSU Cornell Auditorium, April 17, 7pm.  Dr. John Davenport, Assistant Professor of Geography at MSSU, will introduce the film. Synoposis and trailer.

 

French-English Theatre

The festival will conclude with the return of a team-up between the French program in the MSSU Department of Modern Languages and the MSSU Theatre Department.  Please join us on May 3 at 7:30pm in the MSSU Bud Walton "Blackbox" Theatre for an innovatively adapted and redacted French-English staged reading performance of Eugène Ionesco’s 1960 play, Rhinocéros.  Admission is free and open to the public.

 

Un GRAND merci (A BIG thank you) to our financial sponsors!

The FACE Foundation

The following MSSU academic units (in alphabetical order): the Communication Department, the Department of English and Philosophy, the Honors Program, the Intensive English Program, the Department of Modern Languages, the Department of Social Sciences, and the George A. Spiva Library.

 

Et un GRAND merci (And another BIG thank you) to our publicity partners!

(Again, in alphabetical order) Connect2Culture, the George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, the MSSU Art and Theatre departments, the MSSU Chart, MSSU Relations and Marketing, Phoenix Fired Art Studio and Gallery, and the Route 66 Movie Theater.

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