Classic French Film Festival: The Little Soldier - June 21

The Webster University Film Series, Cinema St. Louis, and TV5MONDE present four films (Yoyo, The Little Soldier, Les Misérables and Le Pont Du Nord) and one film short (Le Cinematographie) as part of The Classic French Film Festival

Friday, June 21,  7 p.m., Winifred Moore Auditorium on the Webster Groves Campus.

The Little Soldier (Le Petit Soldat) (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, B&W, 88 min.)

During the never-mentioned French-Algerian war, a French deserter turned Geneva photographer (Michel Subor) agrees to a shoot with a model (Anna Karina in her film debut), losing a $50 bet that he won't fall in love with her en route. But his pals at the “information” bureau have a little political assassination lined up for him – or is it is a test to see if he's a double agent? And is the model mixed up with the FLN (Algerian liberationists) herself?

Tickets are $12 each, $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members with valid and current IDs, and free for Webster University students. Advance sales are available through Brown Paper Tickets(search for Classic French).

The Webster University Film Series, St. Louis' cinematic alternative since 1979, is a nationally known and recognized year-round film exhibition program. The Midwest's premiere hosting venue for American and foreign features, documentaries, classic and experimental cinema, and national and international artist presenting their work, the Series represents a genuine cinematic alternative in the St. Louis community.

Additionally, the Webster University Film Series has become the location for many national tours of international cinema, often acting as the only such venue in Missouri. The Series is host to speakers and visiting artists who address the pertinent issues in films presented. In an effort to further integrate film with education, the Film Series provides workshops with artists and experts.

For more information call (314) 968-7487, or visit http://www.webster.edu/film-series/index.html.