February 15: Summertime / Catherine Corsini / 2015 / 106 min

Introduction: Mita Choudhury (Vassar College, Department of History)

Respondent: Christina Owens (Vassar College, Women’s Studies Program)


It’s 1971 and Delphine stuns her rural town by moving to Paris for university. She’s swept into the feminist movement and falls in love with the cultured activist Carole. But when her father falls ill, Delphine returns to the farm—and Carole follows. Through a love story of two women struggling against homophobia and class divides, Summertime offers a gripping tale of political and social change.

This Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. This festival is also supported by a generous Humanities New York Action Grant (

The festival is cosponsored by the Department of Film, the Women’s Studies and International Studies Programs, the Dean of Faculty and the VSA French Club.