French Film Festival Returns to Kodiak


lillusionniste-poster.jpgJay Barrett/KMXT

For the third time in four years, Kodiak College will be host to a French film festival. This year, five films will be shown over two days, starting Friday evening.

The grant to bring the festival here is provided by the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture, and is secured by Kodiak College English Professor Jared Griffin:

—         (French 1                     22 sec              “The goal of the … perfect place for this festival.”)

One of the films is from the same animator who did the hit 2003 film The Triplets of Belleville. Griffin says he’s already screened “The Illusionist” for his daughters:

—         (French 2                     16 sec              “It’s not quite a sequel to … a conceptual or idea kinda sequel.”)

—         (film sfx up)

—         (French 3                     32 sec              “It’s a brilliant movie … a fascinating movie.”)

Griffin says the festival sometimes has up to seven films, though this year there’ll be five:

—         (Five Films

The festival starts at 5:15 Friday night in Room 129 of Kodiak College, and continues Saturday afternoon at 4. The student government is selling popcorn and other refreshments, but the admission is free. And don’t worry if you don’t know French, Griffin says the films are stubtitled.

I’m Jay Barrett.


The Tournees Festival Schedule

Friday, Oct. 21
5:15 p.m. Lourdes
8:30 p.m. Inspector Bellamy

Saturday, Oct. 22
4 p.m. L’Illusionniste
6 p.m. Of Gods and Men
8:30 p.m. White Material

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