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September 19, 2018

Oswego Film Group Screens Academy Award Nominee “The Class”


François Bégaudeau in The Class, screening Tuesday, September 29, 7 PM, at the Campus Center Auditorium/118, SUNY Oswego. This is a free screening.

François Bégaudeau in The Class, screening Tuesday, September 29, 7 PM, at the Campus Center Auditorium/118, SUNY Oswego. This is a free screening.

The Oswego Film Group (OFG) presents a free screening at 7 PM on Tuesday, September 29 of the critically-acclaimed French film, The Class

The Class enfolds during a year within the classroom of a multi-ethnic Parisian high school. François Bégaudeau is a teacher who has articles, sports commentary, and novels published. A novel based on his experiences of 10 years of teaching, Entre les murs, is the basis of this film. In addition to co-writing the film with the director Laurent Cantet, Bégaudeau plays the film’s teacher, François. Unlike other classroom dramas, the stories of The Class’s students (who aren’t professional actors or from the school where Bégaudeau taught) aren’t secondary to the teacher’s story. The film is a mix of scripted situations and improvised dialog. Through the year, the teacher and students are challenged—sometimes disappointing each other, sometimes inspiring each other–personal scenes that nonetheless translate easily to those found in classrooms anywhere. The Class won the top prize, the Palme d’Or, at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was an Academy Award nominee. The film (rated PG-13) runs 2 hours and 10 minutes. A discussion will follow the screening. For more information on the film, please visit its website: http://www.sonyclassics.com/theclass/

The Oswego Film Group (formed in 2005) is dedicated to bringing quality independent film to Oswego and fostering a community of interested film goers. For more information of the group, please visit OFG’s blog: http://oswegofilmgroup.wordpress.com/ or e-mail OFG at [email protected]

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