Campus Activity: French Cinema Night


December 5, 2018    
5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Event Type

Did you know that France is the 3rd largest animation industry? Learn about the rich, vibrant francophone culture and the unique artistry with our 3-part Cinema Night series!

The film will be France produced animation in French dub and English sub. No French experience needed. Doors open at 5:00 and movie starts at 5:30.

Le Tableau – The Painting

Nominee for the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and winner of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, this 2011 3D film is literally an animated work of art. It explores an incomplete painting where inside lives completely painted figures, Toupins (Allduns), partially painted figures, Pafinis (Halfies), and the sketches, Reufs (Sketchies). Three friends, one of each class, wants to put an end to the violence between their people. So, they set out on a quest to find the artist to finish the painting and on the way they discovered different worlds the artist has painted. The Painting is a brilliantly made film that explores profound topics like racism, love, and finding meaning in life. Any artistically savvy individuals will enjoy the references made to painters Marc Chagall, Amedeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, and Henri Matisse.

Location: Campus Center, Raptor Roost