Campus Events

21st Festival of Films in French: La Glace et le Ciel (Antarctica: Ice and Sky)

  • February 21, 2018
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI, 53211, United States
  • Letters & Sciences

La Glace et le Ciel (Antarctica: Ice and Sky) – Luc Jacquet, DVD, 89 min, France, 2015 (French, English)
This documentary on climate change, by the director of “March of the Penguins,” offers “a cogent, accessible cinematic delineation of an increasingly crucial problem.” (NY Times)
Co-sponsored by UWM Student Involvement.
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Pop the champagne! The UWM Annual Festival of Films in French turns 21 this year, inviting you to travel far and wide through the magic of 14 films covering stories from Tunis to Antarctica to the cosmos.
Sponsored by the UWM French Program, the festival runs from Friday, Feb. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 25. All films are free and open to the public. English subtitles accompany each movie, and talkback sessions will follow selected screenings.
Films are shown in the UWM Union Cinema.
The UWM French Program thanks the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy for the Tournées Film Festival grant, and is grateful for the generosity of Dr. Richard Stone and the continued support of the Québec Government Office in Chicago. We thank our many UWM co-sponsors, past and present: the College of Letters and Sciences, the UWM Humanities Grant, Student Involvement, the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Community Media Project, the Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres, the Middle Eastern North African Studies Certificate Program, the Institute of World Affairs, the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, the Department of Dance, the Department of Africology, the MA in Language, Literature and Translation Program (MALLT), and the Department of French, Italian & Comparative Literature.  We greatly appreciate the community sponsorship of the Alliance Française of Milwaukee, the Milwaukee French Immersion School, and SWAAF (Southeast Wisconsin Academic Alliance in French).
We extend a special note of gratitude to our colleague Professor Emerita Gabrielle Verdier for her vision in establishing the UWM Festival of Films in French.

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