Weekend screenings at Vassar free and open to public

The Tournées French Film Festival is coming to Poughkeepsie with a series of screenings that are free and open to the public every weekend in February, beginning Feb. 6.

The Tournées French Film Festival, supported, in part, by the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, brings recent French and francophone cinema to American college campuses.

This year, Vassar College’s festival theme is Love in the 21st Century, which highlights the many forms of love these films explore: a young couple with a sick child, love in old age, love and family in a new country, and same-sex love. The festival will include such well-known films as Amour, the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, and Blue Is the Warmest Color, winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film festival (2013).

All films will be screened in the Rosenwald Theater in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film, and will begin at 6:30 p.m. Faculty members from Vassar and neighboring colleges will introduce the films and lead post-screening discussions with the audiences.

  • Feb. 6: Polisse, Maïwenn
  • Feb. 7: Declaration of War, Valérie Donzelli
  • Feb. 13: Amour, Michael Haneke
  • Feb. 20: Blue Is the Warmest Color, Abdellatif Kechiche
  • Feb. 21: Mauvais Sang, Leos Carax
  • Feb. 27: The Past, Asghar Farhadi

For information about accessibility and directions, visit vassar.edu.

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