Monday, April 14, 2008

the tournées festival grant

i've applied for a grant from FACE (French-American Cultural Exchange) to host a French Film Festival on my campus.

i've asked for some help from the Sundance Institute in the form of possibly using the Sundance Screening Room as a venue for the festival (and this will perhaps stave off weird looks when -- should i get the sabbatical -- i am seen on campus; actually, it's all about the ambiance . . . and the venue's amazing projection and sound capabilities).

this is what i love. so it makes sense. plus, should i get the grant, i will have an opportunity to
share some of the films with which i am so madly in love (and to see those i've missed). i've requested:

1.) Persepolis

2.) Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly). if you've read me at all, ever, you know i'm MAD for this film, and it was distinctly gypped by the dumb Academy. dumb, dumb, dumb . . .

3.) Le Voyage du Ballon Rouge (The Flight of the Red Balloon)

4.) Une Vieille Maîtresse (The Last Mistress)

5.) Die Große Stille (Into Great Silence)

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