Armstrong Atlantic State University's fifth annual Francophone Film Festival, a four-day festival devoted to French cinema of many genres, will take place from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23.
The festival is organized by the Armstrong French Club, the Office of International Studies, the International Students Organization and the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy. All of the films will be screened in the Armstrong Student Union's Ogeechee Theatre, which is located at 11935 Abercorn St. The screenings are free and open to the public.
The festival will commence at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 with a screening of the Oscar Award-winning film "The Artist." The event will feature Dennis Blackburn, Savannah's Honorary Consul to France and Germany, who will give introductory remarks about French culture in the southeast. A reception, also open to the public, will follow the screening and will feature French culinary delights provided by downtown Savannah's Papillote restaurant.
The festival will also feature two dramas, "Domaine" and "La Princesse de Montpensier," and two animated films, "Les Contes de la Nuit" and Un Vie de Chat."
The Francophone Film Festival schedule is as follows:
"The Artist" – Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
"Domaine" ("Domain") – Friday, Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
"La Princesse de Montpensier" ("The Princess of Montpensier") – Friday, Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m.
"Les Contes de la Nuit" ("Tales of the Night") – Saturday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m.
"Une Vie de Chat" ("A Cat in Paris") – Saturday, Feb. 23, 8:30 p.m.