Westminster College to Host Second Film in French Film Festival Series

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College's Departments of Modern Languages and English, in conjunction with the Jake Erhardt International Film Series, will show the film Le Gamin Au Vélo  (The Kid With a Bike) Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of  the McKelvey Campus Center. The event is free to the public.

The film is the tale of a boy who refuses to believe his father abandoned him, and escapes from a children's home to search for his father and his lost bicycle. Along the way he meets a kind, patient stranger named Samantha, who will prove to be the boy's savior.

The screening is a part of the Tournées Film Festival, a series of French and Francophone films to be shown on consecutive Tuesdays through Feb. 26. The contemporary films will be subtitled in English with each screening followed by a discussion.

The festival is supported by a grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Culture, the Florence Gould Foundation, the Grand Marnier Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment. Westminster College is one of only 40 colleges and universities nationwide to receive a grant for the Spring Semester.

Additional films featured in the festival are: Joueuse (Queen to Play), Feb. 12; Un Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man), Feb. 19; and Une Vie De Chat (A Cat in Paris), Feb. 26.

Contact Dr. Leslie Kealhofer at (724) 946-6260 or email for additional information.  Visit www.westminster.edu/frenchfilm for additional information about the festival and the films. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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