Films (all w/English subtitles) will be shown in 105 Barrett Hall. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
February 1, 7:00 p.m. : Molière, Laurent Tirard (2007)
The film begins in 1658, when the French actor and playwright returns to Paris with his theatrical troupe to perform in the theater the king's brother has given him. Most of the film is in the form of a flashback to 1645. Following an unsuccessful run as a tragic actor, Molière is released from debtor's prison by Monsieur Jourdain, a wealthy commoner with social pretensions, who agrees to pay the young actor's debts if Molière teaches him to act.
February 15, 7:00 p.m. : Un long dimanche de fiançailles (2003)
Mathilde is waiting desperately for her fiancé to return from the war. When bad news arrives she refuses to believe he is dead. Instead, she begins her own investigation into his infantry, hiring a private detective and piecing together his war stories.
March 8, 7:00 p.m. : Les Choristes (2004)
Unemployed music teacher Clement Mathieu becomes the supervisor at a boarding school for the rehabilitation of minors. Dismayed by the repressive administration, he works to posititvely transform the students' lives through music.
March 29, 7:00 p.m. : Les Petits Mouchoirs (2011)
Despite a traumatic event, a group of friends decide to go ahead with their annual beach vacation, and with that decision their relationships, convictions, conscience and friendships are sorely tested. They are finally forced to own up to the little white lies they have been telling each other and themselves.
April 5, 7:00 p.m. : Les Femmes du 6ème étage (2011)
Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis lives a bourgeois existence with his neurotic socialite wife Suzanne while their children are away at boarding schol. The couple's world is turned upside down when they hire Maria, a Spanish maid who intrduces Jean-Louis to an alternative reality a few stories up on the sixth floor. Befreinding a group of sassy Spanish maids, the women teach him there's more to life than stocks and bonds, and their influence on the house ultimately transforms everyone's life.
April 19, 7:00 p.m. : La Famille Bélier (2015)
In the Belier family, everyone is deaf except sixteen year-old Paula. She is an essential interpreter for her parents on a daily level, particularly where the running of the family farm is concerned. One day, urged on by her music teacher who had discovered her talent for singing, she decides to prepare for the Radio France Choir audition. A life choice that will distance her from her family and force her to grow up.