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October 04, 2012 @ 6:00pm: The Tournees Festival

The Tournees Festival

Event type:  Film

Sponsored by:  Consulate of France, Washington, D.C.

Comments:  "The Class" - Laurent Cantet 2008.  The winner of the 2008 Palme d'Or at Cannes, the film follows a class at a diverse Parisian public junior high school. In an unusual example of art imitating life, the film was based on the best-selling book by real-life teacher Francois Begaudeau, who also wrote the screenplay and plays himself in the film. As Francois attempts to teach the French language to his multi-ethnic students, he offers both the opportunity and the threat of modern cultural assimilation. No one is above reproach in this difficult and important film.

Admission:  Free

Website URL:  www.facecouncil.org

Contact:  Dr. Barbara Petrosky
                bap47@pitt.edu
               (814) 269-7153
Starts: 10/04/12 6:00 PM
Ends: 10/04/12 8:15 PM
Building/Location:
131 Blackington Hall