WTAMU To Host French Film Festival

Apr 9, 2019

A still from Godard's "La Chinoise."

Francophiles and cinephiles on the High Plains will have reason to celebrate over the next few weeks, as West Texas A & M University will host a French film festival: The Tournées Film Festival. The series comes after WT received a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange. Films will be screened at Mary Moody Northen Hall on WT's campus, Room 189Click for more information on our community calendar.

Films to be featured include Phillippe Garrel’s Lamont d’un jour, Jérôme Reybaud’s Jours de France, and Jean Luc Godard's La Chinoise. The festival will kick off on Monday with the French documentary I Am Not Your Negro, a searing portrait of the race problem in America through the lens of the work of novelist James Baldwin, who eventually resettled in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, in the South of France.

The full schedule of films: