The Tournées Festival at Lafayette College has been funded through a grant from the French Cultural Services (FACE) and is part of an initiative to bring contemporary French cinema to college and university campuses across the US. This year’s selection of films includes an array of genres from dramas to musicals (Jeanette) and a classic film (Le Trou). We are offering French, Belgian, Swiss, Canadian and African films whose directors are established figures, like Agnès Varda, as well as several new voices. This is the eighth year that we have been selected to offer this festival to the Lafayette and Easton communities.
The program has been made possible with the generous support of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the Centre National de la Cinématographie, the Grand Marnier Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, and Highbrow entertainment. The College sponsors include Africana Studies, the Departments of Foreign Languages & Literatures, Film & Media Studies, African Studies, Women and Gender Studiedsand the International Student Association. This year the Tournées Francophone Festival is proud to coordinate with Lafayette’s Black History Month.
For more information, please refer to the FACE website.