Francophiles and cinephiles on the High Plains will have reason to celebrate over the next few weeks, as West Texas A & M University will host a French film festival. The film series comes after WT received a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange.
Films to be featured include Phillippe Garrel’s Lamont d’un jour, Jérôme Reybaud’s Jours de France, and Jean Luc Godard’s La Chinoise. The festival will kick off on Friday with the French documentary I Am Not Your Negro, a searing portrait of the race problem in America through the lens of the work of novelist James Baldwin, who eventually resettled in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, in the South of France.
The full schedule of films: