Texas Tech Announces Tournées French Film Festival

The series will highlight French contributions to film throughout March and April.

WHAT: Texas Tech University International Film Series Tournées French Film Festival's first screening of the season.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday (March 26)

WHERE: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 120 W. Loop 289

WHO: The screening of "A bout de souffle" (Breathless) will open the Tournées French Film Festival presented by FACE Foundation, the Texas Tech Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures and the Texas Tech International Film Series.

The French Film Festival will continue with five screenings throughout the months of March and April: "Monsieur Lazhar" (Mr. Lazhar) on March 26; "L'image manquante" (The Missing Picture) on April 2; "Couleur de peau: miel" (Approved for Adoption) on April 3; "Dans la maison" (In the House) on April 9 and "Amour" (Love) on April 10.

The first and last screening of the festival, "A bout de souffle" and "Amour," will take place at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. These films will be free to all students and educators, with a valid ID. Reserved seats, available through the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema website, are $5 and can be exchanged for food or beverage vouchers good for use inside the Drafthouse auditoriums.

All other screenings will be held in Room 169 of the Human Sciences building and will begin at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National de la Cinematographie et de l'lamge Animée, the Franco-American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation, Campus France USA and Highbrow Entertainment.

The Festival was also made possible by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, International Film Series, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science and Global Studies, Department of English and Interdisciplinary Minor in Film and Media Studies, and the Department of History.

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CONTACT: Starra Priestaf, assistant professor of French, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2601 or starra.priestaf@ttu.edu.