Festival to feature classic and contemporary foreign films

Festival to feature classic and contemporary foreign films
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

UNC Charlotte’s International Film Series and the Tournées Festival will provide an opportunity to experience the rich world of classic and contemporary films from France, Italy, Russia, South Korea and Spain.

This free, public film series will take place at venues on the UNC Charlotte campus, at UNC Charlotte Center City and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. University faculty members, community partners and Italian director Andrea Segre will introduce films and facilitate discussions afterward. The festival’s timing coincides with internationally celebrated Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie or “Week of the French language and of French-speaking cultures.”

The complete film schedule, movie descriptions and more can be found online. The website also includes information on how UNC Charlotte students can submit a brief essay to win a $250 prize from the J. Murrey Atkins Library.

One of the offerings, the silent film “La Aldea Maldita” (The Cursed Village), will be screened at 7 p.m., March 17, at the Bechtler Museum. Prospective attendees should call visitor services at 704-353-9200 to reserve tickets.

Ethan Uslan will provide live piano accompaniment for the film. Introduction will be by Maryrica Lottman, associate professor of Spanish. English translation of the Spanish intertitles will be performed by WDAV’s Frank Dominguez.

The UNC Charlotte Department of Languages and Culture Studies, in collaboration with the University’s Film Studies Program, French Club, Russian Club and Atkins Library and Pfeiffer University, is organizing and hosting this event. 

The Tournées Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée. The International Film Series is also sponsored by the Alliance Française de Charlotte, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte Film Society, Mosfilm, Piedmont Music Center, Pfeiffer University, the UNC Charlotte Department of Languages and Culture Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Office of International Programs and Atkins Library.