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Stamford's Avon Theatre And Alliance Française Of Greenwich Present Films

Stamford's Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present a pair of short films on March 17.
Stamford's Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present a pair of short films on March 17. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford's Avon Theatre and the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich present "Mois de la Francophonie 2016" on Thursday, March 17.

This evening's presentation includes a pre-film reception in the lobby, followed by two short films and a post-film Q&A.

"Prince Loseno" is a stop-motion animated film directed by Jean-Michel Kibushi Ndjate Wooto, that follows the story of King Ngolo who is troubled by the infertility of his three wives. The firm isn't rated, is in French with English subtitles and has a runtime of 29 minutes.

"Mukwege, the Doctor Who Saves Woman," is directed by Angele Diabang. It's the story of Nobel Peace Prize-nominated surgeon Denis Mukwege. For 15 years Dr. Mukwege has been conducting operations on female victims of sexual violence, in a hospital he founded in the Congo. The film offers vivid accounts of the resilience and determination of Congolese women to not be defined by the crimes committed against them.

This film is not rated, is in French and Swahili, with English subtitles, and has a runtime of 52 minutes.

Tickets are free for Carte Blanche members, $7 for members and AFG, $9 for students and seniors, and $12 for nonmembers. Click here to buy tickets online.

The reception is at 7 p.m., and the film begins at 7:30. There will be a post-film Q&A with Kumbale Musavuli of Friends of the Congo and Nelson Walker of True-Walker Production. The theater is located at 272 Bedford St., in Stamford.

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