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French Cine Club

 

The French Cine Club screens a wide variety of French language films from around the world. The Club meets every other Monday at 6:00pm in Garland Hall, room 104, free of charge.

March 28, 2011: "Masculin Feminin"  Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and disillusioned with civilian life. As his girlfriend builds herself a career as a pop singer, Paul becomes more isolated from his friends and peers and their social and emotional politics.

April 11, 2011: "La Haine" The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban "ghetto," over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due the beating he received while in police custody

April 25, 2011: "Cache" In Paris, Georges Laurent is a famous host of a literary talk show on TV, who lives in a comfortable house with his wife Anne and their teenager son Pierrot. When Georges and Anne receives videotapes of surveillance of their private life and weird and gore childlike drawings, they go to the police, but they do not get any protection since there is not a clear menace to the Laurent family. Georges follows a clue in one of the tapes that shows his childhood home.

May 9, 2011: "A Compilation of Short films by Michel Gondry" La Lettre is just one of many films by Michel Gondry, but only scratches the surface of what this talented filmmaker presents. Gondry’s short films are intellectual but funny, moving but not sappy, and though-provoking in a way that allows the viewer to perceive things in a new and interesting manner.

For more information, please contact the Club's organizer, Natalie Worden at nworden@uwm.edu