EMORY CINEMATIQUE Series Explores French Cinema's Global Perspective, Now thru 4/23

EMORY CINEMATIQUE Series Explores French Cinema's Global Perspective, Now thru 4/23

Emory Cinematheque, a free weekly series of 35mm film screenings, returns tonight, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. with the 1937 war film "Le Grande Illusion" (1937), directed by Jean Renoir.

The series' theme for the spring 2014 semester is "Global French Cinema." Curated by Charlie Michael, an assistant professor in Emory's Department of French and Italian, "Global French Cinema" explores the global current that permeates the history of French film and is comprised of a mix of canonical examples of French cinema and contemporary titles with specifically "global" themes and influences.

"The idea I had for the series [and accompanying Emory College class] is to discuss the ways in which French cinema -- so often conceived as a "national" history of directors and art movements -- has actually had global elements for its entire history," says Michael.

The series includes:

Jan. 22: La Grande Illusion / Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)

Jan. 29: Les enfants du paradis / Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945)

Feb. 5: Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965)

Feb. 12: La noire de... / Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene, 1966), with
Borom Sarret (Sembene, 1964)

Feb. 19: Day for Night / La nuit américaine / (François Truffaut, 1973)

Feb. 26: Mauvais Sang (Leos Carax, 1986)

Mar. 19: Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas, 1996)

Mar. 26: La graine et le mulet / The Secret of the Grain (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2007)

Apr. 9: Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (Agnès Varda, 2001)

Apr. 16: Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010)

Apr. 23: OSS 117: Caire, le nid d'espions / OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (Michel Hazanavicius, 2006)

The screenings take place on Emory's campus in White Hall 205 and are free and open to the public.

Emory Cinematheque, a collaboration between Emory College and the Department of Film and Media Studies, is one of the few film series bringing 35 mm repertory programming to the Southeast. In addition, the film department hosts special screenings and lectures by international filmmakers, scholars, and critics.

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