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ULM History and World Language Programs Host French Film Festival on Thursday Feb. 16

Published February 16, 2017

With collaboration between the ULM History and World Language Programs of the School of Humanities, the acclaimed French Festival continues at ULM this Spring semester with the screening of the love story, “Cyrano de Bergerac” on Thursday, Feb. 16 in Stubbs 100.

“Cyrano de Bergerac” is a 1990 film adaption of the 1897 Edmond Rostand play of the same name staring Gérard Depardieu and Anne Brochet.  The comedy features Depardieu as a self-conscious poet and soldier who romances his distant cousin Roxanne, played by Brochet. 

The festival is a great opportunity for the Monroe community to branch out from typical American movie experience and see a glimpse of French culture and history through the lens of French cinema. 

This event is open to students, faculty, and the community and admission is free.  All films are subtitled in English.

The French Festival consists of a series of eight French films throughout the year, divided into four showings a semester.  The French films were carefully selected incorporating history, language, culture and fine arts in each production.

The festival was a great success last semester as viewers filled the room and enjoyed the international experience.  “Students learn so much from the films, but they also get to relax because there is no test, quiz, or essay demanded,” said ULM history professor Dr. Christopher Blackburn.

The films and dates are listed as follows:

  • “Cyrano de Bergerac” (Feb. 16, 2017)
  • “La Grand Illusion” (March 16, 2017)
  • “Au Revoir Les Enfants” (April 6, 2017)
  • “Entre les Murs” (May 4, 2017)

For more information, contact Dr. Christopher Blackburn at blackburn@ulm.edu or 318- 342-1550, or Arely Castillo at castillo@ulm.edu or 318-342-1296.