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Weekly French film series continues at McDaniel College on Sept. 12

September 9, 2013

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The annual French film series presented by McDaniel College and the college's foreign languages department continues Thursday, Sept. 12, with "La Chat du Rabbin" ("The Rabbi's Cat").

A discussion facilitated by McDaniel faculty members will follow the free screening, which is open to the public.

The movie begins at 6 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science, 2 College Hill, on the Westminster campus.

The 89-minute film won the 2012 Cannes Festival César Award for Best Animated Film. Set in the Jewish community of Algiers during the 1920s, the movie is based on a series of graphic novels by Joann Sfar, who co-directed with Antoine Delesvaux. The title feline is preparing for his bar mitzvah and converses with human characters, including the contemplative rabbi, his fiery teenage daughter, a Russian painter who fled his homeland following the 1917 Revolution, and various neighborhood eccentrics.

For details, call 410-857-2460.