Inspired by the films of French filmmaker and lyricist Jacques Demy (“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”) and American film director and choreographer Stanley Donen (“Singing in the Rain”), “Footnotes,” by French directors Paul Calori and Kostia Testut, is a whimsical musical comedy full of fun choreography and inspiring songs.
The film’s original French title is “Sur quel pied danser…” meaning literally, “On which foot should I dance?” or in other words: “What should I do? Which side should I be on?”
The film tells the story of Julie, a young woman who might land a steady job in a luxury shoe factory, though the factory could close and its jobs may be sent overseas. This leaves Julie to decide between her livelihood and her life. Will she stand with her striking coworkers or follow her boss? What is more important: a permanent job or her future?
Paul Calori and Kostia Testut, writers and co-directors of the film, will lead the post-screening discussion. This presentation is co-sponsored by the French Program and the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. “Footnotes” is 85 minutes in length and is not yet rated.
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