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

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.


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