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A Taste of France, at UC Blue Ash College


The Tournee’s French Film Festival at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College offers a fantastic opportunity to sit back and enjoy a free movie, while simultaneously broadening your cultural horizons.

The festival features six contemporary French films, with English subtitles included, which will be shown each Thursday evening on the UC Blue Ash campus, beginning on October 5, 2017. All showings will be held in Muntz Hall Auditorium from 7:00–9:00 p.m. The films are free and open to everyone, but keep in mind some contain adult content and may not be suitable for all audiences.

This is the third year that UC Blue Ash has hosted the Tournee’s French Film Festival. It has been made possible through a grant secured by Jody Ballah, associate professor of French at the college, who worked with the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), in partnership with the French Embassy.

“Thanks to this grant, we are able to bring new French films to our campus that would ordinarily not be shown in the Cincinnati area.  Students, faculty, staff and community members are introduced to award-winning French cinema in a welcoming venue that promotes lively discussion and the opening of new horizons,” says Ballah.

Each film will be accompanied by a guest speaker who will lead a post-screening discussion. To learn more about each of the featured movies, go to All times are 7:00–9:00 p.m. in Muntz Hall Auditorium.

October 5 Things to Come

Guest Speaker – Dr. John Alberti, Northern Kentucky University

October 12 – Fatima

Guest Speaker – Dr. Michael Gott, University of Cincinnati

October 19 Louise by the Shore

Guest Speaker – Dr. Gisèle Loriot-Raymer, Northern Kentucky University

October 26 – Frantz

Guest Speaker – Dr. Evan Torner, University of Cincinnati

November 2 Beauty and the Beast

Guest Speaker – Professor Matt Bennett, UC Blue Ash College

November 16 – The Death of Louis XIV

Guest Speaker – Dr. Catherine White, University of Cincinnati

About Olive Wright

Olive Wright is the Communications Intern with the Communications Department at UC Blue Ash College for the 2017-18 academic year. Look forward to seeing Olive's contributions to UCBANOW and all year long.