Francophonie 2016: Francophonie Film Festival at Coolidge Corner [fr]
The Coolidge Corner Theater will be hosting the 2016 edition of the Francophonie Film Festival, as part of the celebrations of the Month of the Francophonie. Four feature-length films from France, Canada and Switzerland will be screened, each of them preceded by a short film selected at the Rhode Island Flickers Festival.
Throughout the Month of the Francophonie, the Coolidge Corner Theater will be screening films from France, Canada, Switzerland and Belgium.
This event is co-organized by the Consulate of France in Boston, the French Cultural Center of Boston, the Delegation of Québec in Boston, Swissnex Boston and the Rhode Island Flickers Festival.
Every feature-length film will be preceded by the screening of a short film selected at the Rhode Island Flickers Festival.
Where: Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
When: On March 3, 17, 24 and 31, at 7:00 pm
To purchase tickets, rendezvous on the Coolidge Corner website.
- March 3:
- Monstre (Delphine Girard, Belgium, 2014; Flickers Short Film)
- Le Grand Voyage (Liliana Dias, Switzerland, 2014; Swissnex Boston Feature Film): For all information and to purchase tickets for Le Grand Voyage, click here.
- March 17:
- Un Seul corps (Sotiris Dounoukos, France, 2014; Flickers Short Film)
- Les Conquérants (Xabi Molia, France, 2013; French Cultural Center Feature Film):
Presented by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in Boston and the French Cultural Center as part of the monthly Alliance Française Film Club.
For all information and to purchase tickets for Les Conquérants, click here.
- Synopsis: Galaad and Noé meet up at their father’s funeral. Half-brothers, they have little in common, apart from an equal share of personal failures. Convinced that the evil eye has been dogging them ever since their father stole a sacred relic, Galaad convinces Noé to act. Suddenly adventurers, the two men set out in search of the stolen object, and in search of the chance that has shunned them until now.
- March 24:
- Everything Will Be Alright (Guillaume Colin, Canada, 2015; Flickers Short Film)
- The Lion’s Path (Stéphane Beaudoin, Canada, 2015; Flickers Feature Film): For all information and to purchase tickets for The Lion’s Path, click here.
- March 31:
- Dogs Don’t Breed Cats (Cristina Martins, Canada, 2015; Flickers Short Film)
- Louis Cyr (Daniel Roby, Canada, 2013; Délégation du Québec Feature Film): For all information and to purchase tickets for Louis Cyr, click here.
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most beloved cultural landmarks, the Coolidge Corner Theatre is one of the nation’s most prominent independently operated movie theatres, run by the not-for-profit Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.
La Francophonie is the vibrant community shared by the 274 million speakers of French across 5 continents. From Africa to the Americas, French is the 5th most spoken language in the world, and the second most learned language after English. With more than 60,000 words, it is a language of international communication used by 80 nations and governments. In the United States, it is estimated that up to 11 million people are Francophone, and 13 million Americans claim French, French-Canadian, or Acadian origin. The majority of Franco-Americans are concentrated in New England, as well as Louisiana. Clearly, French is a rich international language that connects people well beyond the borders of France!