By Jesse Shira – Collegiate Staff
It’s time to grab some popcorn and sit back as the Tournées Film Festival comes to Grand Rapids Community College Nov. 3-4.
Each film is free to attend and will be playing at the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center Auditorium, room 168 in the ATC. The festival began last week, with films showing at the Grand Valley State University Loosemore Auditorium.
Each film is played with English subtitles for those who don’t speak French.
Here is the schedule for films playing at GRCC:
The 1988 film “Chocolat” will be playing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3. The film revolves around a young French woman who returns to West Africa to think over and contemplate her childhood on a colonial outpost in Cameroon, including her family’s houseboy Protee and the intricate nature of relationships in a racist society.
The festival continues at 4 p.m. Nov. 4 with the film “Jauja”, which is about a father and daughter’s journey to an unknown desert that exists in a realm beyond civilization.
The final film shown will be “Le Grand Homme” or “The Great Man” at 7 p.m. Nov. 4. It is about two Frenchmen toward the end of their tour of duty in Afghanistan as they deal with the legal status of their immigration and their need to help those who save others.
The Tournées Film Festival is brought to the public by the French programs of GRCC and GVSU through a grant from the FACE Foundation in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.
Plot summaries courtesy of IMDb