Most films (all w/English subtitles) will be shown in the Keefe Campus Center Theater. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
September 16, 9:00 p.m. : Le Fabuleux Destin d' Amélie Poulain, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, (2001)
In this romantic comedy, Amélie is an innocent young woman in Paris with a decidedly unusual past. Misdiagnosed as a child with an unusual heart condition, Amélie did not attend school with other children but spent most of her time in her room, where she developed a keen imagination and a vivid fantasy life. In spite of this, Amélie has grown into a healthy, beautiful young woman who works in a café and has a whimsical, romantic nature. She decides to step into the lives of others around her to help them out, and along the way falls in love.
September 30, 8:00 p.m. : Intouchables, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache (2011), McCaffrey Room, Keefe Campus Center
"The Intouchables" tells the true story of a quadriplegic aristocrat whose world is turned upside down when he hires a young, good-humored ex-con as his caretaker.
October 14, 9:30 p.m. : Le scaphandre et le papillon, Julian Schnabel (2007)
This film tells the story of Jean-Dominique Bauby, French editor of Elle magazine, who suffered a stroke at the age of 43, paralyzing his entire body except for his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands he has only visited in his mind.
October 21, 9:00 p.m. : L'auberge espagnole, Cédric Klapisch (2002)
Xavier is a strait-laced French college senior who moves to Barcelona as part of a student exchange program, much to the dismay of his beautiful girlfriend. But sharing cramped quarters with students from all over Europe quickly leads to multi-cultural chaos as Xavier gets an eye-opening lesson on how to live, love, laugh and party.
November 16, 8:00 p.m. : Indigènes, Rachid Bouchareb (2006), Barrett 105
In the last years of World War II, a group of North African soldiers,largely Muslims, enlist to free France -- a country they consider their motherland, even though they've never set foot in it -- from the Nazis.
December 2, 8:00 p.m. : Le diner de cons, Francis Veber (1998), Barrett 105
This 1998 French Comedy, directed by Francis Veber tells the story of Pierre and his snobbish friends: each week they compete to see who can bring the biggest "idiot" to a group dinner. Pierre is certain he has found a winner in François Pignon, a French Ministry accountant whose hobby is building replicas of famous monuments out of matchsticks. But when circumstances trap Pierre in his apartment with François, the tables are turned and everyone gets their just desserts!
Film will be screened in French with English subtitles. Refreshments will be served.