How quickly time flies. This weekend marks the ninth year in a row that Armstrong State University’s French Club has presented one of the more uncommon and notable cinematic events in the greater Savannah area: the Francophone Film Festival.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” is a production that brings all 37 of the Bard’s plays to the stage and slings them out in just 97 minutes — every comedy, tragedy and historical tale.
“The emphasis is on transnational exchange,” says Rachel Green, professor of art at Armstrong and curator of the exhibition. “But, maybe a simpler term for that is communities meeting other communities and sharing through the visual arts.”
In last week’s column, I wrote about the unexpected passing of the legendary actor, author and film director Gene Wilder, who charmed viewers the world over through his wonderful star turns in such 1970s and 1980s.
Just as I was writing this week’s Film Scene, word came down the wire that the great and idiosyncratic actor, screenwriter, author and motion picture director Gene Wilder had passed away at the age of 83.