French Film Festival
The University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College is celebrating its fifth and final year of the Tournées French Film Festival. This event features six new and different French films over six weeks this fall. Students and community members are welcome to attend, free of charge, to experience French language (with English subtitles), culture, and contemporary films.
Each new film will be shown on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. beginning October 3 in the auditorium at Muntz Hall, located on the UC Blue Ash campus. Although the films will have English subtitles so that the audience can easily follow along, some of the scenes may not be suitable for all ages and viewer discretion is advised.
All the films shown are new to the festival every year. Jody Ballah, a French professor at the UC Blue Ash campus, has helped to make all of this possible through a grant she secured through the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), which provides the funding to pay for the public viewing rights of each film that will be shown.
“I think the festival is a great way to unite the Greater Cincinnati community with the college community and also students from different disciplines who can bring their interests to the film screenings,” states Ballah. She and a guest speaker facilitate a discussion after each film so that viewers can share their thoughts and observations with others in the auditorium. There will be a different guest speaker at each showing who will share their own expertise with the audience.
**All showings are from 7:00–9:00 pm in Muntz Auditorium on the UC Blue Ash campus
Oct 3 – Barbara
Guest Speaker: Dr. John Alberti, Northern Kentucky University. Opening night will have some refreshments available, in addition to a welcome by the Dean.
Oct 17 – Tazzeka
Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Gott, University of Cincinnati
Oct 24 – La Douleur/Memoir of War
Guest Speaker: Dr. Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati
Nov 7 – Le Corbeau/The Raven
Guest Speaker: Dr. Matthew Norman, UC Blue Ash College
Nov 14 – L’Homme Fidèle/ A Faithful Man
Guest Speaker: Dr. Gisele Loriot-Raymer, Northern Kentucky University
Nov 21 – Le Retour du Héros/Return of the Hero
Guest Speaker: Professor Matt Bennett, UC Blue Ash College