Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

Free spring film festival to include French selections

    Five selections from The Tournées Festival, a grant program that helps to bring the best of contemporary French film to American universities, will be a part of the Free Spring 2014 Film Festival at Missouri University of Science and Technology this season. There are six films remaining in the festival.

    “The Film Festival, the French program and the entire department of arts, languages, and philosophy are committed to providing students and community members in Rolla opportunities to break out of their comfort zones and experience art and culture from around the world,” says Max Tohline, lecturer in art and film. “So, applying for the Tournées Festival grant is a perfect fit for the series and we were thrilled to receive it again.”
    The films, which are free and open to the public, will be shown at 7p.m. on Tuesdays in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla, with the exception of “Rust and Bone” on April 8, which will be screened in 104 Physics, located at 1315 N. Pine St. in Rolla.
    The remaining films in the Missouri S&T Free Spring 2014 Film Festival include the following motion pictures:
    • “The Hedgehog”- April 1 (The Tournées Festival selection)
    • “Rust and Bone”- April 8 (The Tournées Festival selection)
    • “Amour”- April 15 (The Tournées Festival selection)
    • “Holy Motors”- April 22 (The Tournées Festival selection)
    • “Monsieur Lazhar”- April 29 (The Tournées Festival selection)
    • “Before Midnight”- May 6
    The Tournées Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., Centre National de la Cinématographie, Grand Marnier Foundation, Florence Gould Foundation, CampusFrance and Highbrow Entertainment.
    The Missouri S&T Free Spring 2014 Film Festival is sponsored by the Campus Performing Arts Series, the office of the chancellor, Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Student Union Board, the civil, architectural and environmental engineering department, and the arts, languages, and philosophy department.
    For more information about the Missouri S&T Free Spring 2014 Film Festival, call the S&T arts, languages, and philosophy department at 573-341-4185.