Students in Prof. Herzog's Introduction to Film Studies who attend any of these screenings and write a short reaction (approx. 150 words) to Prof. Herzog will receive 10 extra credit points toward their grade for each attendance/screening.
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:30 - Esquire Theatre
À peine, j'ouvre les yeux / As I Open My Eyes
(France, Tunisia, Belgium, 2015, directed by Leyla Bouzid)
Farah (Baya Medhaffar) becomes the lead singer in a rock band in the period leading up to Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution. Leyla Bouzid's "impressive debut" (Variety) conveys the fear and trepidation Farah experiences during this tumultuous period as she rebels against society and flaunts her parents' disapproval as well as police surveillance.
Introduced by Florence Martin of Goucher College. Professor Martin is a specialist of the cinemas of the Maghreb and author of Screens and Veils: Maghrebi Women's Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2011).
A limited number of free tickets are available to UC students by e-mail RSVP (Michael.Gott@uc.edu). General admission tickets can be purchased online at http://www.esquiretheatre.com/ or at the box office. Free student tickets are also available for subsequent films in the series on the 15th and 22nd.
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:30 - Esquire Theatre
Parlez-moi de la pluie / Let's Talk About the Rain
(France, 2008, directed by Agnès Jaoui)
Following her mother's death, author Agathe (Agnès Jaoui) returns to her hometown and agrees to be profiled in a documentary about successful women. The documentarians, however, have ulterior motives and in this "deeply felt comedy of middle-class French life" (The Guardian), lives are intertwined and relationships are examined.
Introduced by Thérèse Migraine-George (Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies).
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 7:30 - Esquire Theatre
(France, USA, 2007, directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud)
This critically-acclaimed coming-of-age story follows an intelligent and outspoken young girl as she grows up during the Iranian Revolution. As opposed to a conventional autobiography, Persepolis is an animated film "full of warmth and surprise" (New York Times) as it depicts the life of director Marjane Satrapi. The film is adapted from the 2000 comic book of the same name by Satrapi.
Introduced by Mark McKinney, Miami University (French and Italian).