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International Lens: Tournées Festival

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival

The Illusionist (L’illusionniste)

Tuesday, October 117 PM Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Lynn Ramey, Associate Professor of French and Department Chair, Department of French and Italian.
France, UK (2010) Dir: Sylvain Chomet. Based on a script by the French comic genius Jacques Tati, this animated film tells the story of a down-on-his-luck illusionist who travels to Scotland for work where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever. French and Gaelic with English subtitles. Rated PG. 80 mins.
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El Norte (The North)

Wednesday, October 12

7 PM Sarratt Cinema

Presented by: Vanderbilt Advocates for the Immigrant Community

USA, Mexico (1983) Dir: Gregory Nava. A brother and sister risk a life-and-death escape from Guatemala and cross into California in this musically and visually stunning film. Hailed as the first to approach the subject of undocumented workers in America where heroics or politics don’t get in the way, this fascinating story takes you inside the lives of two immigrants. Spanish and Mayan with English subtitles. Rated R. 141 mins. DVD.
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White Material

Thursday, October 13
7 PM Sarratt Cinema
Presented by: Annette Quarcoopome, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of French and Italian
France (2009) Dir: Claire Denis. A woman attempts to run her family’s coffee plantation in an African country torn apart by civil conflict. Maria risks everything in this exploration of the complexities of racial conflict and the limits of human will. French with English subtitles. Not Rated. 100 mins.
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