PULLMAN – The Kenworthy Theater in Moscow is partnering with WSU and the University of Idaho to bring contemporary French cinema to the Palouse.
 
Since the 1950s, French cinema has been famous throughout the world for its creativity and quality. The Kenworthy is working with the language departments at WSU and UI to present the 2010 Tournées Festival, a program of the French American Cultural Exchange that aims to bring contemporary French films to American college and university campuses.
 
On Wednesday, Oct. 13, Moscow’s downtown theater will kick off the festival with a special reception, offering French food from the West of Paris restaurant and the Moscow Food Coop as well as French wine from the Wine Company of Moscow.
 
These movies will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays though Nov. 10. They will include English subtitles. The dates and films will be:
 
Oct. 13 – Paris/Paris
Oct. 20 – Le Chant des mariées/The Wedding Song
Oct. 27 – La Fille du RER/ The Girl on the Train
Nov. 3 – L’Heure d’été/ Summer Hours
Nov. 10 – Welcome/Welcome
 
Festival passes for all five shows cost $10 and are available at the Kenworthy Theater, the language departments at the universities or at the door. Individual films are $3 at the door. WSU and UI students get in free with student ID.
 
Separate from this event, the Moscow Food Coop will show two French documentaries on Thursday, Oct. 21: “The Gleaners and I” and the “Gleaners and I: Two Years Later.” Festival passes will be accepted for them also.
 
Film reviews will be available at http://www.kenworthy.org/.
 
The 2010 Tournées Festival is sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture. Other sponsors include the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, Highbrow Entertainment, WSU Honors College, WSU International Programs, WSU Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures, UI Honors College, UI International Programs Office, and the UI Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.