Global Cinema Film Series: Jappeloup (2013)

 
Event date: 
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Admission: 
$10 / $9

Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm.

At the start of the 1980s, Pierre Durand abandons a promising legal career and throws himself into his true passion - show jumping. With his father's backing, he gambles everything on a young horse who no one else had any faith in: Jappeloup. From competition to competition, the pair improve and begin to make their mark on the show jumping world. But the Los Angeles Olympic Games is a disaster for them, and Pierre has to face up to his shortcomings. With the help of his wife, Nadia, and groom Raphaëlle, Pierre has to regain Jappeloup's confidence and build a relationship with the remarkable horse, as the 1988 Seoul Olympics looms.

France; Not rated; Directed by Christian Duguay; 130 mins.

Sponsor: 
An Appalachian Summer Festival
Contact name: 
Schaefer Center Box Office
Contact email: 
boxoffice@appstate.edu
Contact telephone: 
(800) 841-ARTS or (828) 262-4046
Global Cinema Film Series

An Appalachian Summer Festival invites you to celebrate some of this year's greatest independent films from around the world. With the help of festival film advisor, Dr. John Pfeifer, each film was viewed and chosen with careful thought to bring a well-rounded film series to the festival. The film series strives to select films each year that are not readily available to most markets. A theme is chosen to create a comprehensive, educational and fun aspect to the films in hopes that attendees are given an experience they would not have received in any other place. Prior to each film, Dr. Pfeifer will host a discussion and share behind-the-scenes information about the film.

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