2023-2024 Tournées Film Festival
The French program of CSB and SJU received another Albertine Cinémathèque grant for 2023-2024, making it one of 40 schools nationwide and the only one in Minnesota to hold a French Embassy-sponsored film festival. Info on dates and times TBD. Here's the line up of films to be screened:
All films are subtitled in English and FREE of charge.
Start time: 6:30 p.m.
We are thrilled to host another film festival this coming year and need YOU to help make it successful. We look forward to seeing you in the audience!"
THE FILM FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY ALBERTINE CINÉMATHÈQUE, A PROGRAM OF FACE FOUNDATION AND VILLA ALBERTINE, WITH SUPPORT FROM THE CNC / CENTRE NATIONAL DU CINÉMA, AND SACEM / FONDS CULTUREL FRANCO-AMÉRICAIN.
Albertine Cinémathèque Film Festival occurred 2023
In spring 2023, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University organized and hosted a French film festival, thanks to a generous grant from Albertine Cinémathèque. This was one of 50 film festival grants awarded nationwide to honor distinguished French language programs – one of just three grants in Minnesota.
The festival featured six films from Albertine Cinémathèque’s 2022-23 film selection, which included “We” by Alice Diop, “Gagarine” by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh and “Happening” by Audrey Diwan, as well as classic films including the Antoine Doinel films by François Truffaut and “Mr. Klein” by Joseph Losey.
Eight new inductees of Pi Delta Phi, Rho Alpha Chapter
On the 21st of April, 2022, during Scholarship and Creativity Day and immediately preceding the Annual Festival Lyrique, the French section installed a new chapter of the National French Honor Society, Pi Delta Phi. Dr. Sheila Turek, regional vice-president for Pi Delta Phi and French professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, joined us via Zoom to install the Rho Alpha chapter at CSB+SJU.
Left to right: Stevie Dickison ’23, Olivia Solano ’22, Sara Mayeux ’24, Abigail Goff ’22, Autumn Ayer ’23, Alexandria Armbrister ’22, Celeste Dickson ’23, Cate Luna ’23.
Pi Delta Phi, established in 1906, at UC Berkeley, is the oldest collegiate honors society for a modern language in the United States. In order to qualify to be a member of Pi Delta Phi, students must have a 3.0 average in French and be in the top third of their class. This year, we inducted eight extraordinary Bennies to be our first Rho Alpha members: Alexandria Armbrister ’22, Autumn Ayer ’23, Stevie Dickison ’23, Celeste Dickson’23, Abigail Goff ’22, Cate Luna ’23, Sara Mayeux ’24, and Olivia Solano ’22. As a part of the ceremony, students received Pi Delta Phi insignia and a certificate, and signed the Rho Alpha Chapter Register.
We’re thrilled to have a Pi Delta Phi presence at CSB+SJU, and are very proud of our first eight inductees!