UofL French Film Festival expands to include Speed Cinema screenings

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Free, public screenings and movie discussions highlight the expanded 2017 French Film Festival in February at the University of Louisville and Speed Art Museum.

    The festival explores French and French-speaking cultures through a variety of genres. All films will have English subtitles. Some films will be shown on the UofL Belknap Campus, and, in partnership, the Speed Cinema at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., will feature four classic French films as part of its Free Owsley Sundays.

    At UofL, the films will be shown in Floyd Theater of the Swain Student Activities Center, 2100 S. Floyd St. The 5 p.m. Thursday screenings on the schedule will include post-film discussions with local experts on French-speaking cultures and film studies. For film descriptions and trailers, check www.floydfilm.org/frenchfilm2017.

    The UofL Floyd Theater schedule includes:

              — “Being 17,” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and 2 p.m. Feb. 3

                — “A Kid,” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 9 and 2 p.m. Feb. 10

                — “School of Babel,” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17

                — “Things to Come,” 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 23 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24.

                The Speed Cinema schedule includes:

     — “Rififi,” 12:30 p.m. Feb. 5

    — “Elevator to the Gallows,” 12:30 p.m. Feb. 12

    — “Hiroshima, Mon Amour,” 12:30 p.m. Feb. 19

    — “The Battle of Algiers,” 12:30 p.m. Feb. 26.

    Festival sponsors are UofL’s classical and modern languages department, Student Activities Board, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society and Liberal Studies Project; and the Speed Art Museum.

    For more information, contact Tracy Heightchew at 502-852-8977 or tracy.heightchew@louisville.edu.

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    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a communications and marketing specialist for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing, where she works in media relations and contributes to news about the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and Kent School of Social Work. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.