Film Screenings and Events

Each semester, the NCSU Film Studies Program works to bring students and the community at large a variety of film events.  Please check this page often to see what's in store. 

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Spring 2017

Film Screening and Discussion - Sam Fuller’s The Steel Helmet with Dr. Marsha Gordon

February 15, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hunt Auditorium at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Dr. Marsha Gordon’s new book, Film is Like a Battleground: Sam Fuller's War Movies, is the first to focus on the genre that best defined the American director's career: the war film. In this program, Dr. Gordon will introduce Fuller’s 1951 film The Steel Helmet and after the screening will lead a discussion about the film and Fuller’s work. The film’s depiction of Korean War soldiers dealing with moral and racial identity crises remains one of Fuller’s most gripping, realistic depictions of the blood and guts of war, and was so controversial that Fuller became the target of an FBI investigation.

(Runtime 85 minutes)

Dr. Marsha Gordon is an associate professor of Film Studies at NC State and her book will be available on site for purchase and signing from the NC State Bookstores.

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Tournées Film Festival is a program of the FACE Foundation, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, which aims to bring French cinema to American college and university campuses. Showcasing established and emerging talents, the festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films — giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens.

NC State University will host the film festival from January 26-February 23, 2017 at the Campus Cinema at Witherspoon Student Center and the Hunt Library auditorium. All films will be free and open to the public. The festival is presented by the Union Activities Board Films Committee, NC State Libraries, and the Global Training Initiative.

More information including showtimes, run times, and venues can be found on the Tournées Film Festival website.


Du rififi chez les hommes / Rififi
Campus Cinema @ Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, January 26 @ 7 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)
Saturday, January 28 @ 9:30 pm 

 – Jules Dassin’s 1955 classic Rififi is one of the uncontested peaks of hardboiled French noir. Like the best noir films, Rififi transcends the coded world of the professional gangster to become an existential tragedy about love, loyalty, and the inexorable passage of time. 

(122 min)

La cour de Babel / The School of Babel
Hunt Library Auditorium
Sunday, January 29 (one screening only) @ 3 pm 
 -- In her feature documentary debut, Julie Bertucelli’s gives us glimpses into the lives of children who immigrated to France in order to study in Paris. They must juggle familial responsibilities and recover from the trauma of previous lives of social and economic devastation. (89 min)

Qu’Allah bénisse la France! / May Allah Bless France!
Campus Cinema @ Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, February 2 @ 7 pm  (doors open at 6:15 pm)
Saturday, February 4 @ 9:30 pm 
 – May Allah Bless France! is the first feature by acclaimed French rapper and novelist Abd Al Malik, a story based on the writer-director’s own youth in the projects of Strasbourg. The film follows Régis, a budding rapper who relies on petty crime to fund his passion for music. (96 min)

La belle saison / Summertime

Campus Cinema @ Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, February 9 @ 7 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)
Saturday, February 11 @ 9:30 pm 
 – La belle saison presents the love story between two women who must struggle not only
against homophobia but class divisions, Catherine Corsini’s Summertime presents a
gripping portrait of an age of political and social ferment, bringing to life the political and social movements. (105 min)

Fidelio, l’odysée d’Alice / Fidelio
Campus Cinema @ Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, February 16 @ 7 pm  (doors open at 6:15 pm)
Saturday, February 18 @ 9:30 pm 
 – In Lucie Borleteau’s debut feature, the sailor setting off to sea and leaving behind a lonely lover is a woman: Alice. Borleteau paints an unforgettable picture of shipboard life for a woman who is one of the boys but faces the double standards that go with being the only girl in a world of men.  (97 min)

Mon amie Victoria / My Friend Victoria

Campus Cinema @ Witherspoon Student Center
Thursday, February 23 @ 7 pm 
Saturday, February 25 @ 9:30 pm (doors open at 6:15 pm)
 – In My Friend Victoria, Victoria (Guslagie Malanda) becomes fascinated with a wealthy, white family as a little girl, then later has a daughter out of wedlock with one of the sons. My Friend Victoria highlights the situation of foreigners in France today: privilege is within her reach, but never truly hers. (95 min)

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