Friday, February 19th

3:00pm: NiCad Music Video & 24Speed Film Contests: Screenings & Awards Ceremony

Come see the work of William & Mary student filmmakers! By the end of this event, the global alternative rock group NiCad will have an official music video selected for their single “In Color,” and a few lucky filmmakers will walk away with a prize from the annual W&M 24Speed contest. Awards, including audience awards, will be presented.
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5:00pm: French “Wine & Cheese” Reception with Live “Chanteuse” Performance

Join us prior to La Vie en Rose for a free French-themed reception, featuring a LIVE chanteuse performance with Anne Rasmussen on vocals, Sophia Serghi on piano, and Max Katz on guitar.
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7:00pm: Chanteuse, Cinema, and the Musical Biopic

Co-sponsor: French Tournées Festival                                                                       La Vie en Rose

La Vie en Rose (La Môme)
(2007 / France, UK, Czech Republic / Oliver Dahan /140 min. / PG-13)

This Academy Award-winning biopic of singer Edith Piaf, starring Marion Cotillard,              chronicles the rise to fame and the extraordinary, tragic life of the French star.

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10:00pm: Global Cult Film and Music

Co-sponsor: Alma Mater Productions

YOU VOTED, AND HERE IS THE WINNER!!

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

(2001 / USA / John Cameron Mitchell / 95 min. / R)
Selected by popular vote from a short list of global cult musicals, this film tells the story of a transsexual punk rocker from East Berlin as s/he tours across America in the wake of an ex-boyfriend band-mate who stole all of her songs.  As an adaptation of a popular camp/cult theater musical inspired by New York city’s1990s drag-punk scene, Hedwig has became an even more successful musical cult cinema blending the trans-sexual with the trans-national.

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