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Film Series: April 21, 22, and 23

FILM SERIES

April 21, 22, and 23, 2014

Franco American Centre, UMaine

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Come join us at the Franco American Centre as we prepare for this year’s UMHI Spring Symposium, “In and Out of Place: Finding Home in Franco America” (April 25 & 26), with films based on the works of Annie Proulx and Russell Banks, and a documentary film on French language in the Americas.

 

Monday, April 21 at 2:00p.m. : Intimités francophones (2012, Anne-Céline Genevois & Alex Lachapelle-Raymond)

Intimités francophones is a 2012 documentary film created by Projet Ose, describing French-language realities in the Americas through interviews conducted in Louisiana, New England, Haiti, the Canadian Maritimes, and elsewhere. For more information about Projet Ose, visit their website here: http://www.projetose.com/

Tuesday, April 22 at 12 noon The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Atom Egoyan)

This drama set in small-town British Columbia surrounds a deadly wintertime school bus accident and the family lives in intertwines. This film, directed by Atom Egoyan, is based on the 1991 novel set in upstate New York and written by Russell Banks.

Tuesday, April 22 at 4:00p.m. : Affliction (1998, Paul Schrader)

A suspicious hunting death in upstate New Hampshire forms the background for this deep entry into the pasts that haunt working-class lives on the US border.

Wednesday, April 23 at 12 noon : Intimités francophones (2012, Anne-Céline Genevois & Alex Lachapelle-Raymond)

A second screening of a 2012 documentary film create by Projet Ose. This piece describes French-language realities in the Americas through interviews conducted in Louisiana, New England, Haiti, the Canadian Maritimes, and elsewhere. For more information about Projet Ose, visit their website here: http://www.projetose.com/

Wednesday, April 23 at 4:00p.m. : Brokeback Mountain (2005, Ang Lee)

This highly acclaimed romantic drama set in the 1960s American West follows the relationship of Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist through the family lives of both men together and apart. Based on the 1997 short story by E. Annie Proulx.

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