French Film Festival offers free screenings, discussions


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Free, public screenings and discussions of five award-winning movies highlight the 2015 French Film Festival at the University of Louisville in February and March.

    The festival explores French and French-speaking cultures through a variety of genres, including a documentary, an animated film for all ages, a political comedy, a family drama set in wine country and the regional premiere of a 2014 Cannes Film Festival favorite, “Girlhood.”

    The films will be shown in Floyd Theater of the Swain Student Activities Center, 2100 S. Floyd St. All are in French, with English subtitles. The 5 p.m. screenings will include post-film discussions with local experts on French-speaking cultures and film studies.

    The schedule includes:

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.