Celebrate French Film and Culture, Thursday, Nov. 17

Join us on Thursday, Nov. 17 for an evening of celebration of French film and culture at the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) featuring a screening of two short films followed by a discussion with the French Cultural Attaché and the filmmakers. This is a CC CLUE event. Refreshments will be served. The reception will begin at 6:00pm, followed by the screenings at 7:00pm.


Simply Clarisse is the portrait of a woman living in Tours, France who hid her true self for years—until an important self-awakening. Reading from her autobiographical text, Clarisse recalls the suffering, sadness, and long-held secret that finally led to her personal emancipation. A deeply personal encounter with the film’s subject, Simply Clarisse quietly, yet powerfully, recounts a life in transition.

​L’été en suspens is a chronicle of eight New York students abroad in Tours, France. Against the backdrop of July 2016, social-political themes pervade the group’s thoughts, discussions, and their creative art. The result is a cinéma-verité documentary that explores the impact of world events on the psyche of the American filmmakers as well as the French locals they meet.