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(The Celebration of Undergraduate Research
does not count for co-curricular credit)

Hope College French Film Festival

Join us October and November for a series of contemporary French films being shown as part of the Hope College French Film Festival!  All films are FREE and open to the general public, and include a post-screening discussion with members of the Hope faculty.  Note that all films are in French, but will include English subtitles. Please view a minimum of one film; a second film will give you 5 extra credits or bonus points.

Monday, October 13
Tuesday, October 14 – Grandberg Room, Library

Elle s'appelait Sarah – 6:00pm
When journalist Julia Jesmond is commissioned to write an article about the notorious 1942 Vel d'Hiv Roundup she stumbles on an appalling family secret. The apartment she and her French husband plan to move into was once occupied by the Jewish Starzynski family who were sent to the camps in the Round Up. As Julia investigates their fate she begins searching for their daughter Sarah and also for her own place in the world.

Wednesday, November 5
Thursday, November 6 – Grandberg Room, Library

The Valet/ La doublure – 6:00pm
Pierre Levasseur is an important CEO who is photographed with his lover, Elena, a world-famous model. In an attempt to salvage his marriage, he tries to convince his wife that Elena is not his lover, but that of François Pignon, the porter who was passing by and ended up on the photograph. To make his story believable, Levasseur convinces Pignon and Elena to move in together and to pretend to be a couple…

*The Film Festival Committee gratefully acknowledges the support of the following sponsors that made this festival possible: Hope College Cultural Affairs Committee, the Office of Multicultural Life and International Education, the Office of Events and Conferences, the Phelps Scholars Program, as well as the departments of Modern and Classical Languages, Political Science, International Studies, and History.

Speakers Series

Monday, September 15
Floriane Brown on the Founding of Nibakure Children's Village in Rwanda
Co-sponsored with Modern and Classical Languages, International Education, Political Science, International Studies, Studies in Ministry, and Dean Alfredo Gonzales MMC Auditorium 135
4:00 - 5 pm

Monday, September 29
Study Abroad: Round table of returning students from French-speaking countries
MMC Auditorium 135
4:00 - 5 pm

Friday, October 3
Fête Gourmande

MMC Rotunda
3:00 - 4:30 pm
*No co-curricular credit

Wednesday, October 8
L'Histoire de la Nouvelle-Orlèans << française >>
Dr. Dianne Guenin-Lelle, Professor of French, Albion College MMC 135
4:00 - 5 pm

Friday, November 21
Language Showcase Day
MMC Rotunda

Images (International Student Show)
*Additional 5 Extra Credit points for Participation in the Show

Rencontres Françaises


Beginning September 9, join us every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00pm at Lemonjello's Coffee (61 E. 9th Street) for the Pause-Café.  Immerse yourself in the French "café culture"...buy a cup of coffee, join us at a table, and amusez-vous bien!  All levels of French are welcome.  There is no particular agenda or topic of discussion, just casual conversation in French.

*Note that while the Pause-Café does not count for co-curricular credit, any students currently enrolled in a French course can still receive 1 bonus point toward their course grade for each time they attend (up to 5 extra or bonus points)

FRENCH CINÉ-CLUB (voir les annonces sur le site français : http://www.hope.edu/academic/language/french/events.html)

Films from the French ciné-club (In French without English subtitles)  will also earn co-curricular credits.  For students from the F201 level and up.