Happening

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French In 1963, student Anne has a bright future ahead of her, but her dreams of finishing her studies is shattered when she becomes pregnant. As her final exams approach, Anne decides to take matters into... Read More

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Angry Annie

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French  Talkback with Leah Wilson (Department of Women’s and Gender Studies) When she accidentally becomes pregnant, Annie, a working mother of two teenagers, meets with the Movement for the Liberation of Abortion and Contraception (MLAC); doctors... Read More

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Gallant Indes

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French On the stage of Paris's legendary Opéra Bastille, 30 dancers from non-traditional genres reprise and remix Jean-Philippe Rameau's baroque masterpiece Les Indes galantes, offering a dynamic take on the landmark opera. Presented as part of the... Read More

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Simone: Woman of the Century

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French  This epic and intimate portrait of Simone Veil follows her exceptional life from Holocaust survivor to French magistrate and President of the European Parliament, paying tribute to her resilience, strength and courage, as she sought justice for all and championed gender parity, and women’s access to contraception and legal abortion.  Co-sponsored by the Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies  In memory of Nicole Darmon Chandler  (Olivier Dahan,... Read More

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My Father’s Secrets

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French  Talkback with Rachel Baum (Deputy Director, Sam & Helen Stahl Center for Jewish Studies) Based on Michel Kichka’s autobiographical graphic novel, this animation film, in which two young Jewish brothers growing up happily in Belgium in the 1960s want to know about their father’s past, is about breaking the silences that often prevail between the survivors of the Holocaust and their children.  Co-sponsored by the Sam & Helen... Read More

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Saint Omer

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French  In this courtroom drama based on the 2016 trial in Saint Omer of a French-Senegalese woman accused of infanticide, the convictions of Rama, a novelist expecting a child who attends the proceedings, falter as she listens to the witnesses‘ testimonies and the mother’s own wish to understand her actions. Co-sponsored by the Department of Global Studies & the Institute of World Affairs (Alice Diop, France, French w/English sub, 122min, 2022,... Read More

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A Tale of Love and Desire

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French  Talkback with Caroline Seymour-Jorn (Department of Global Studies, Director of Global & International Studies) Ahmed, 18, French of Algerian origin, grew up in the suburbs of Paris. At university, he meets Farah, an energetic young Tunisian girl, who has just arrived in Paris. While discovering a corpus of erotic Arabic literature, the shy Ahmed falls in love with Farah, as he struggles to find himself. Presented as part of the... Read More

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Fighting for Respect: African American Soldiers in WWI

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French The documentary captures the plight of the African American soldiers who fought for democracy abroad in segregated US Army troops through archival film footage, letters written from the Front, and the experiences of soldiers who received the French Croix de guerre for their distinguished service and faced discrimination and white supremacist violence when they returned to the US in 1919.  Co-sponsored by... Read More

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The Story of a Three Day Pass

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French Unable to break into a segregated Hollywood, Melvin Van Peebles decamped to France, taught himself and wrote several books in French, one which would become his innovative feature debut. An African American soldier stationed in... Read More

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The Death of the Sun

Union Cinema

Festival of Films in French Talkback with Tami Williams (Film Studies program, Department of English) A young researcher is passionate about her work as assistant to a tuberculosis specialist. Her dedication arouses the jealousy of her husband who asks her... Read More

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