Community Education Upcoming Events

February 7, 2014

Community Education Upcoming Events:

Tournées Film Festival
In conjunction with the Watkins Film Student Council
Screenings every Thursday, 6-9pm
October 15—November 19
Watkins Theater
Free and open to the public!

Watkins has been selected as a participant in the 20th edition of Tournées Film Festival, which offers a wide variety of films representing the best of French cinema distributed in the U.S., from the popular to the experimental. Showcasing established and emerging talents, Tournées Film Festival reflects the diversity and the richness of French cinema through various genres — fiction, documentary, animation and repertory films — giving participants the opportunity to expand their programming and for audiences to experience French cinema through a wider lens. Join us for the following six film screenings (warning: some films may contain adult content, viewer discretion is advised):


Tournees Film Festival PosterGirlhood, October 15
Abuse of Weakness, October 22
Mood Indigo, October 29
Timbuktu, November 5
The King and The Mockingbird, November 12
Mr. X: A Vision of Leos Carax, November 19

Tournées Film Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National de la Cinématographie et de l’Image Animée CNC), and SACE M’s French American Cultural Fund.








Teacher Workshop
Memoir & Documentation
In collaboration with The Porch Writer’s Collective
Friday, January 29, 9:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free, breakfast and lunch included

Watkins Community Education, in partnership with the Porch Writer’s Collective, is excited to present this multi-media workshop that will give educators a chance to learn creative writing and filming techniques for documenting short memoirs. Educators will learn the basic skills and concepts of turning memory into memoir and will then learn how to set up an interesting shot to film their fellow educators as they share their personal narratives. Film concepts including composition, lighting, and camera techniques will be covered as well as how to use easily accessible technology such as smart phones to take this project back into the classroom. Space is limited.  Register now!

Watkins Teacher Programs are funded in part by the Memorial Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
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