Film Series: C'est Der D'être Aimé Par Des Cons (It’s Hard Being Loved by Jerks)


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

This important documentary on the freedom of the press, censorship, and the right of religious minorities looks at a crucial 2007 Paris trial. Several Islamic organizations brought charges of racist slander against the French news weekly Charlie Hebdo for reprinting 12 satirical cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Leconte captures cogent, passionate speakers on both sides of the argument, reminding viewers of the absolute necessity of both the right to publish and the right to protest.

Directed by Daniel Leconte, 2008; 105 minutes.

Tickets for all films are $6, $5 faculty/staff, $4 seniors, and $3 all students.
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Part of the Tournées Festival: Contemporary French Cinema

The Nanovic Institute is pleased to present a new program of acclaimed, contemporary French cinema in partnership with the Department of Film, Television and Theatre. This program was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture.