April in Paris Film Festival Coming to Cinestudio at Trinity College April 3-9

Annual Weeklong Event Celebrates Films in the French Language

Hartford, Connecticut, April 1, 2016 –

What: The April in Paris Film Festival offers to the Hartford area an annual cultural event that celebrates and explores the cinema of filmmakers working in the French language, whether they are from France, Canada, Africa, or the Caribbean. This year’s event centers on the theme of “Portrait of the Artist/Portrait de l’Artiste.”


Sunday, April 3

2:30 p.m. L’Inhumaine

7:30 p.m. La Collectionneuse

Monday, April 4

7:30 p.m. L'Enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq

Tuesday, April 5

7:30 p.m. Dans la Maison

Wednesday, April 6

7:30 p.m. Parce Que J'étais Peintre

Thursday, April 7

7:30 p.m.  Abus de Faiblesse

Friday, April 8

7:30 p.m. La Grotte des Rêves Perdus

Saturday, April 9

2:30 p.m. Un Jour Pina m’a Demandé

7:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese Reception

8:00 p.m. Sembene! Presented by Samba Gadjigo

Following the final screening of Sembene! on April 9, the film’s director, Samba Gadjigo, will answer questions from the audience. Gadjigo is also the official biographer of Ousane Sembene, who was born in Senegal and transformed himself from a manual laborer to a fearless artist for the marginalized. He became a hero to millions for his movies, including Black Girl, Xala, Ceddo and Moolaade.

Where: Cinestudio. Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106-3173; Telephone: (860) 297- 2544. Click here for directions.

Background: The April in Paris Film Festival was created by Principal Lecturer in Language and Culture Studies Karen Humphreys and Professor Emerita Sonia Lee of Trinity College's Department of Language and Culture Studies, working in conjunction with Christine McMorris and Cinestudio directors Peter McMorris and James Hanley. The event coincides with a half-credit course at Trinity based on the films featured in the festival. The course focuses on a theme, genre, or director, and enhances students’ knowledge and understanding of cinema and French culture.

This event is shown as part of the The Tournées Festival, a program of the FACE Foundation (French-American Cultural Exchange) in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

For more information, visit aprilinparis.org