There’s a lot going on these days at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

CNN was recently on campus for major coverage of immigration issues, there’s a significant new academic initiative for first-year students called First Class, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips will be performing a concert soon, plus there’s always a variety of other news on the university’s homepage.

And tonight kicks off the 5th annual Francophone Film Festival, which will open with The Artist. (Click here for my 2011 review after seeing it at the Savannah Film Festival.)

From the official description of this year’s Francophone Film Festival:

The Francophone Festival will commence on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:00 p.m., with a screening of the Oscar Award-winning film “The Artist.” The event will open with introductory remarks about French culture in the southeast from Dennis Blackburn, Savannah’s Honorary Consul to France and Germany. A reception, also open to the public, will follow “The Artist” and will feature French culinary delights provided by downtown Savannah’s Papillote restaurant.

In addition to “The Artist,” the Francophone Film Festival will feature two dramas, “Domaine” and “La Princesse de Montpensier,” and two animated films, “Les Contes de la Nuit” and “Un Vie de Chat.”

There are double features on both Friday and Saturday nights. All screenings are in the Ogeechee Theatre in the Student Union, 2nd floor. That’s building #11 on this map.

Click here for the Facebook invitation.

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