Salve Regina hosting ninth annual French Film Festival
The ninth annual French Film Festival will again bring a French flair to Salve Regina with live music, wine tasting, raffles and six remarkable and unique films, all in French with English subtitles.
The festival will run from March 23 to April 3. All films will be screened in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall, and the festival will open with a reception and wine tasting in McAuley Hall.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the French Film Festival website.
7 p.m. Sunday, March 23
In this romantic comedy, Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist whose handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.
The screening will be preceded by the festival’s opening reception at 6:15 p.m. in McAuley Hall. The reception will feature live music and a free wine tasting courtesy of Spring Street Spirits. Enter the raffle for a chance to win a basket of French products offered by festival sponsor French Source. The drawing will be held Sunday, March 30 (must be present to win).
“In the House”
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25
In this psychological thriller, a high school French teacher gets drawn into a precocious student’s increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend’s family. Salve Regina’s student-run Film Club will lead a discussion of the film following the screening.
7 p.m. Thursday, March 27
In this drama, Komona, a girl in Sub-Saharan Africa, tells the story to her unborn child about her kidnapping by rebels and forced to join their bloody civil war.
2 p.m. Sunday, March 30
In this historical drama set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir – son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste – returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his side is Andree, a young woman who rejuvenates, enchants, and inspires both father and son.
A reception will follow the screening. Enjoy refreshments and live music at this event co-sponsored by Alliance Francaise of Newport and Sodexo. Guitarist and vocalist Jacques and Marie-Claude Moriarty will perform familiar French songs such as those sung by Edith Piaf, Georges Brassens and Jacques Brel.
“Something in the Air”
7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1
In this political drama set in 1968, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.
“Rust and Bone”
7 p.m. Thursday, April 3
In this romantic drama, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband after being put in charge of his young son. Alain’s bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after she suffers a horrible accident.
Come by early for complimentary coffee and pastries provided by the French Confection, and enter the raffle for a wine basket courtesy of Spring Street Spirits.