In collaboration with the University Film Foundation, the French Talking Film Committee will present its second picture of the winter when it sponsors the showing of "Le Trou dans le Mur" on January 13 and 14 in the New Geography Building on Divinity Avenue. Two performances will be given on these days, at 2.30 and 8.15 o'clock.
Although there will be no admission charge for these performances as before, when "Le Million" was presented by the same organization in early December, it has been decided to limit the attendance by the use of tickets, which can be procured on application at R University Hall on petition of bursars cards. Radcliffe students can apply at the same for admission passes. The auditorium in the Geography School Building holds only 300 persons and was entirely unable to accommodate all those who came to see "Le Million".
The motion picture was picked by M. A. Francon, instructor in French Literature in the University, from a set of 15 cinemas produced by the Paramount Company at their French studios in Paris. The company has been experimenting with the production of talking motion pictures in foreign languages to be introduced in American theatres for amusement and for language education. The Committee has been aided in procuring its films through the Paramount agency and through the Fine Arts Theatre in Boston.
The Film itself is taken from a scenario prepared by the Paramount Company's writers and typifies the simple French cinemas of provincial life. It was chosen as a contrast to "Le Million", an urbane and more sophisticated example of screen art.