French Film Festival makes its return to Troy

Parker McCann
Staff Writer

During January and February of the spring 2015 semester, the Troy University library and the College of Communication and Fine Arts will be hosting a French Film Festival in Patterson Hall.
This is the second time this event has been hosted at Troy, with the first being last fall. The Dothan campus hosted it a while back, which is how Troy came to find out about it.
Last year the films “The Artist,” “A Cat In Paris,” “The Painting,” “Monsieur Lazhar” and “The Kid With A Bike” were shown to students.
The groups behind the film festival wanted to get a mix of a few diverse alternative films and a good classic film in order to receive the grant to host it next semester.
Starting on Jan. 22, at 4 p.m. on Thursdays, they will be showing “Mozart’s Sister,” “Coco Before Chanel,” “Approved for Adoption,” “Rust and Bone” and “The Illusionist,” along with the classic, “Breathless,” on Tuesday Feb. 3.
So far, the process has just been applying for the grant and finding what films to write up.
Rachel Hooper, a graduate student in international MBA from Troy, is helping with the film festival.
“We tried to get a mix of films. We want to hit lots of different areas of subject to get as much of the campus as possible, like those interested in music, traditional dramas and animation,” said Hooper. “There are some fun films and some serious so we can get something for everyone.”
Hooper is excited about this opportunity. She feels the films are very diverse and great. She is looking forward to it, she said.
Hooper said she would like to see interest from the whole campus and hear comments on the students’ experiences seeing a different mindset and layout from what they’re used to.
“I feel this event will help broaden the students’ horizons and let them get a taste of different cultures,” Hooper said.

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