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Tourn?es Festival Brings Five French Films to U of M Campus Next Week and Next Month

For release: September 20, 2011
For press information, contact Aram Goudsouzian, 901-678-2520

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Memphis, in association with the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities, will present the Tournées Festival with five popular French films, including the mature and gripping masterpiece Un Prophète by renowned filmmaker Jacques Audiard, as well as the family-friendly L’Illusioniste, featuring beautiful pastel animation and the story of finding an unexpected friend. Other movies include Des Dieux et des Hommes, Deux de la Vague, and Potiche

All the films, with English subtitles for the French dialogue, will be screened at 7 p.m. in the University Center Theater on the U of M campus. They are free and open to the public.

Their screening schedule is:

Sept. 27, Tuesday – Des Dieux et des Hommes (Of Gods and Men)

Oct. 4, Tuesday – Un Prophète (A Prophet)

Oct. 5, Wednesday – Deux de la Vague (Two in the Wave)

Oct. 6, Thursday – Potiche

Oct, 11, Tuesday – L’Illusioniste (The Illusionist)

The Tournées Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture, as well as Public Service Funds at the University of Memphis.

Paid parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage adjacent to the University Center.

More information about this event or other programs of the Marcus W. Orr Center is available online at  Specific questions may be addressed to Aram Goudsouzian at 901-678-2520 or Denis D. Grélé at

Descriptions of the films are available online at

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