Film Festival at FSCJ Campuses

Since its inception in 1995, the film festival program has partnered with over 450 major universities and colleges across the United States to bring French cinema to American postsecondary students and reaching an audience of more than 500,000 students and interested community members.

The film screening events will be hosted at FSCJ’s South and Kent Campuses and Deerwood Center in an effort to provide additional rigorous and relevant interdisciplinary, co-curricular programming for foreign language students. In direct response to FSCJ’s strategic goals, the series will create new pathways to engage students with high quality academic content while providing them with transformative and holistic learning opportunities. The visual and auditory context will present authentic and varied language situations to enhance student comprehension and engagement.

Each screening will have a short introduction followed by questions and answers. There will be a thirty-minute break between each showing.

The proposed event schedule is below:
Friday, February 24
South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Noon – “The Salt of the Earth”
110 minutes, Directed by Wim Wenders, 2014

2 p.m. – “Troubled Waters: The Documentary”
48 minutes, Directed by Ray Hays, 2016

Saturday, February 25
South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32246

10 a.m. – “La cour de Babel (School of Babel)”
94 minutes, Directed by Julie Bertuccelli, 2013

12:30 p.m. – “Qu’Allah bénisse la France! (May Allah Bless France!)”
95 minutes, Directed by Abd Al Malik, 2014

2 p.m. – Hip-hop music presentation and interactive music and rap experience by Mal Jones, The Lyricist Live

5 p.m. – “La Sapienza”
101 minutes, Directed by Eugène Green, 2014

Thursday, March 2
Kent Campus, Auditorium
3939 Roosevelt Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32205

2 p.m. – “Chocolat”
105 minutes, Directed by Claire Denis, 1988

5 p.m. – “Hollywood East”
30 minutes, Norman Studios Documentary, 2010

6:30 – “Mon amie Victoria (My Friend Victoria)”
95 minutes, Directed by Jean-Paul Civeyrac, 2014

Tuesday, March 7
Deerwood Center, Room G-1709
9911 Old Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

5:30 p.m. – “Girl Rising”
101 minutes, Directed by Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri and Richard Robbins, 2013

The project will impact at least 200 students in its first year, but is expected to reach many more, as all students college wide – not just those enrolled in foreign language courses – and community members are invited to attend.

“As students are exposed to diverse media sources in our current globalized culture, it is incumbent on FSCJ to provide mediated and instructive experiences to help students understand, appreciate and think critically about the cultural content they encounter,” said faculty project lead, Dr. Holly Masturzo. “We are grateful for the FACE Foundation’s support and eagerly anticipate the impact the series will most certainly have on our students’ learning and cultural exploration.”

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