In February 2020, just a couple of weeks before New York State was put “on pause,” Prof. Anne
Brancky and I organized the Vassar iteration of the Tournées French Film Festival, in partnership
with the FACE Foundation and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.
We curated the program and chose wide-ranging films that would appeal to diverse audiences. Every film was introduced by a faculty colleague and each screening was followed by a respondent-led discussion. Colleagues from Vassar, New York University, and Amherst College warmly accepted our invitations to present the films and the result was a very successful festival that brought together about 300 people over six screenings.