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Film Series: Water Lilies

2007. France. Dir: Ce?line Sciamma. With Pauline Acquart, Louise Blache?re, Ade?le Haenel. 85 min.

Marie is a girl fighting to assert herself in a world where her meek and gentle grace is not accepted, while also navigating a new friendship with a synchronized swimming superstar. The writer-director of Girlhood takes a tender look at young love, friendship, sexual exploration, and what it means to belong.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: Girlhood (Bande de filles)

2014. France. Dir: Céline Sciamma. With Karidja Touré. 113 min.

ln this Rihanna-approved coming-of-age tale, a French-African teen in the projects near Paris navigates the pressures of family and young love while also juggling her new role in a rambunctious girl gang. Sciamma’s modern drama feels simultaneously tender, tough, and true to life.

Presented as part of The Tournées Festival. Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée, and the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5