Ciné français,

Thursday,  Apr 29

Penobscot School,  28 Gay St., Rockland



Ciné français, 6-9 p.m. "Le Scaphandre et le Papillon" (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), award-winning, 2007 drama, Julian Schnabel, Dir. in French with French subtitles.

Free. Penobscot School, 28 Gay. St., Rockland. FMI 594-1084.

This year's Ciné is going to work a bit differently from those of years past.  The films Dennis will be presenting are in French with FRENCH subtitles.  So the evenings are meant to appeal to at least pretty good French speakers. It's a sad fact of acquired languages that our eyes often work better than our ears: i.e., we may know the words when we see them in print, but have trouble catching them on the fly.  The spoken French with French subtitles offers a way to train and develop the ear to adapt to the sound of the language.

The evening begins at 6PM with free popcorn and some guidance by Dennis: a few key phrases and some things to watch out for in the film.  Then he will stop the projection at 20-minute intervals to discuss and re-sync the audience.


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