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French Film Festival: Les hommes libres and Moi, petite fille de 13 ans:
Date(s) & Time(s)::
Daily at 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM from February 9, 2013 until February 10, 2013
Location: Union Theatre, UWM
Saturday and Sunday, February 9 and 10, Union Theatre, UWMReturn to event list.
Les hommes libres: Feb. 9 and Feb. 10, 7 pm. Talkback after the Sunday screening.
Moi, petite fille: Feb. 9, 9 pm; Feb. 10, 5 pm.
For the 16th year, the French Film Festival brings award-winning cinema to Milwaukee. In the documentary Moi, petite fille de 13 ans (As a Young Girl of 13),” we meet Simone Lagrange, who was only 13 when her family was involved in the resistance. Her courage saved her life in Auschwitz, and her sharp memory helped bring brutal Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie to justice years later. Talkback led by Rachel Baum (Jewish Studies).
In Les hommes libres (Free Men), a man named Younes agrees to serve as a spy for the police to avoid prison time for peddling on the black market. But when he enters the mosque where Muslim agents are providing North African Jews with false identification papers, he is inspired by those he meets and becomes a committed freedom fighter. Talkback led by Ellen Amster (History/Jewish Studies).
All films in the festival are free.