French and Francophone Studies Film Series

Fall 2020

Prof. Bénédice López is in charge of our film series this semester.

Our theme is Racism, Immigration and Social Justice.

Students will watch the films at home on their own time using either a link to a free streaming service (to be supplied) or Amazon Prime. Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont is available on Netflix under its English title (the free link does not have English subtitles).

After watching the film, students must sign up for a discussion group on Zoom with Prof. Bénédicte López. Each session is limited to 30 students from all classes. While the films are in French (with English subtitles), the discussion will be conducted in English to accommodate the varying range of proficiency in each level.

Your professors will message you through Blackboard with the links to the free streaming service and discussion groups as well as a sheet of questions to consider while viewing the films.

For more information, contact Prof. López at

Scheduled films and trailers/Calendrier des films et liens vers les bandes-annonces
 Les misérables (2019)  

Ladj Ly, Director

Zoom Discussion Group:

Thursday, August 27,12:30-1:15 p.m.


 Les misérables 2016 film poster
 Entre les murs ou The Class (2008)  

Laurent Canet, Director

Zoom Discussion Group:

Tuesday, September 15, 1-1:45 p.m 


 Entre les murs film poster
 Samba (2014)  

Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, Co-Directors

Zoom Discussion Group:

Thursday, October 15, 12:15-1 p.m.


 Samba film poster
 Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont ou The African Doctor (2016)  

Julien Rambardi, Director 

Zoom Discussion Group:

Thursday, August 27, 1:15-2 p.m.


 Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont