[FrenchFilmNews] THE 11th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL OPENS TONIGHT! See you at the Crest.
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11th Sacramento French Film Festival
JUNE 15-24, 2012
Crest Theatre The 11th SFFF OPENS TONIGHT,
SEE YOU AT THE CREST!
*Read Carla Meyer's article in the Sacramento Bee here!
*Read Jonathan Kiefer's article in the SN&R
CONTENT of this Newsletter1. OPENING NIGHT TONIGHT!!!
2. FIRST WEEKEND PROGRAM
3. SHORT FILMS SHOWN THIS WEEKEND
4. TICKET & PASS INFO *1. OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES*
*Friday, June 15 - OPENING NIGHT*
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*6pm-8pm OPENING RECEPTION*
Featuring... *Open Bar*: Wine by Barefoot Wine, Pastis courtesy of Simply
Recipes, Water by Perrier. *Catering* by Aioli Bodega Espanola, Les Baux,
Bistro Michel, Café Rolle, Ella Dining Room and Bar & Selland's Market
Cafe, French Lady Catering, Hot Italian, Kru, The Melting Pot, Morants Old
Fashioned Sausage Kitchen & Opa! Opa!, baguettes by Boudin Bakery & Café by
Coffee Works. *Seasoned with music *by DJ Christophe & DJ Roger.
*8:30pm THE SNOWS OF
*SOCIAL DRAMA* - ONE SCREENING ONLY
(doors open at 8pm for the film). Allow about 30 minutes for opening
speeches. Film will start around 9pm.
Michel and Marie-Claire live happily in Marseille, surrounded by their
family and friends. When Michel, a union dock worker, is laid off, they
plan the trip of a lifetime to Mount Kilimanjaro. But their world is
shattered when they are brutally robbed in their own home, and discover
that the attack involves one of their own: a young worker laid-off at the
same time as Michel… Starring the team of *Marius et Jeannette* (SFFF 2011)
16 yearts later...
*POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH César nominated Screenwriter JEAN-LOUIS
*2. FIRST WEEKEND PROGRAM*
*Saturday, June 16*
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*11:00am - HOTEL DU
*CULT POETIC REALIST DRAMA*
With its iconic stars (Arletty, Louis Jouvet, Annabella, Jean-Pierre
Aumont) and dialog that most French people know by heart ("*Atmosphère ?
Atmosphère ? Est-ce que j'ai une gueule d'atmosphère ?*"), *Hôtel Du
Nord*is a quintessential classic. At the Hôtel du Nord, on the bank of
Saint Martin in Paris, working-class people meet small-time crooks and
tragic figures. A film noir precursor, it is emblematic of Marcel Carné’s
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*1:15pm - ROMANTIC
This romantic and delectable comedy tells the hilarious love story between
two awkwardly shy people, Jean-René, owner of a chocolate factory, and
Angélique, his new sales associate. Portrayed by two fantastic actors,
Isabelle Carré and Benoît Poelvoorde, the protagonists must overcome their
limitations to confess their sweet affections for one another.
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*3:15pm - EMPTY
Marie (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi) has been unemployed for over a year.
Depressed and with little to do, she bumps into Pierre who used to work for
the same firm and was also laid off. Their new friendship soon turns into
an affair. But their relationship has less to do with love than with a need
to fill up their empty days.
*POST SCREENING DISCUSSION WITH FILM CRITIC MICK LASALLE*. The San
Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle will present two French films
starring two of his favorite French actresses, Valéria Bruni Tedeschi and
Isabelle Carré, to coincide with the release of his latest book *The Beauty
of the Real: What Hollywood can learn from Contemporary French Actresses*.
- ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
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*6:10pm - A VIEW OF
THRILLER* - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
You loved him in *The Artist*. You adored him in the *OSS 117* spy series
(SFFF 2008 & 2010). Now, discover Oscar Winner Jean Dujardin in one of his
rare dramatic roles. In this romantic thriller, Marc, a successful real
estate agent in Aix-en-Provence, encounters a mysterious woman who brings
back the lost memories of his childhood in Algeria, during the last days of
the French colonial regime.
*8:30pm - **HOLLYWOO*<http://www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org/movie2012hollywoo.htm>
this hilarious “fish-out-of-water”, 100% comedy, Jeanne, a French voice
actress travels to Hollywood when the U.S. star she dubs unexpectedly quits
her hit TV show. Jeanne’s mission: to make her change her mind! Standup
comedians Florence Foresti and Jamel Debbouze, both hugely popular in
France, will make you laugh out loud!
*11:00pm - LATE NIGHT MOVIE: HOUSE OF
*EROTIC DRAMA *- ONE SCREENING ONLY!
*Followed by an early breakfast by Coffee Works<http://www.coffeeworks.com/>
Inside the cloistered walls of L'Apollonide, an elegant turn-of-the-century
brothel, we meet Madame, her "girls" - veterans and newcomers, romantics
and cynics, schemers and innocents – and their elite clientele. Updating
the period drama with split screens, time shifts and a modern
of Pleasures* is a provocative, lush and atmospheric film.
*Sunday, June 17*
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*6:20pm I AM A NO MAN'S LAND
COMEDY* - RERUN ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22 @ 5:30pm
Our favorite contemporary French singer and provocateur Philippe Katerine,
presented in his first starring role, in the surreal comedy, *I Am a No
Man’s Land. *In this quirky comedy, Philippe (Philippe Katerine), a pop
star on the verge of a nervous breakdown, is cursed by a revengeful groupie
and finds himself unable to leave his childhood village and forced to
reconnect with his forsaken parents. A chance encounter with an
ornithologist studying birds' nocturnal mating behaviors (Julie Depardieu,
Gérard Depardieu's daughter) may help him get back to reality…
*8:30pm HOTEL DU
*Print the 2012 Showtimes here
*Read Carla Meyer's article in the Sacramento Bee here!
*Read jonathan Kiefer's article in the SN&R
*3. SHORT FILMS SHOWN THIS WEEKEND
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*Most features are preceded by a short film.
Here are the short films shown this
*Groove Your Life *by Vincent Burgevin & Franck Lebon (6 min 38) - 2011
Feeling depressed? The company Groove Your Life can help you - Satisfaction
*Special Jury Prize, COLCOA 2012*
*Shown with The Snows of Kilimanjaro*
*Friday June 15 - 8:30pm*
*Rendez-Vous* by Yohann Gloaguen (9 min) - 2011*
succession of small unforeseen events can change your life.*
Shown with Romantics Anonymous*
*Saturday June 16 - 1:15pm & Sunday June 17 - 1:25pm*
*Révolution* by Nadia Jandeau (10 min) - 2011*
committed a crime: he trew a chicken bone in the compost bin! He must
justify his mistake to his his three roommates.*
**Shown with Empty Days*
*Saturday June 16 - 3:15pm & Sunday June 17 - 11am*
*Prochainement sur vos écrans *(Coming Soon) by Fabrice Maruca (11 min) -
Anna and Fred's life truly is a French movie. But what kind of movie is
*Shown with Hollywoo*
*Saturday June 16 - 8:30pm & Sunday June 17 - 3:55pm*
*I'm Your Man* by Keren Ben Rafael (15 min 20) - 2011
Bruno is moving out of his apartment to live with his new girlfriend. On
the day of the move, his ex-girlfriend comes to visit...
*Special Jury prize - COLCOA, 2012*
*Shown with House of Pleasures*
Saturday June 16 - 11pm
*Dripped* by Léo Verrier (8 min 12) - 2010 - ANIMATION
New York, 1950. Jack loves art so much that he steals paintings... so he
can eat them...
*Best Animated Film - Cleveland International Film festival, 2012
Best Animated Film - Sitges International FilM Festival of Catalonia, 2011*
*Shown with I Am A No Man's Land*
Sunday June 17 - 6:20pm & Thursday June 21 - 5:30pm
*4. TICKET & PASS PRICES*
*From $11 (single tickets) to $90 (Full Pass)*
- *Single Ticket*: *$11 / $10* (for Students, Seniors, EFSac, Alliance
Française, Club Français, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival).
- *Bleu** Opening Night Pass**: $50*
- Access to Opening Night Reception and Film - Valid June 15 only.
- *Blanc** First Weekend Pass**: $35*
- * *Access to All Screenings, *Opening Reception not included* - Valid
June 15 (film only)-17.
- *Rouge** Second Weekend Pass**: $36*
- * *Access to All Screenings & Closing Party - Valid June 23-24.
- *Passes Combinations**:*
- *Bleu + Blanc + Rouge** = $90*
Two-Weekends Full Access to all Screenings (including midweek
screenings) & Parties - Valid June 15-24.
- *Bleu + Blanc** = $70*
First-Weekend Full Access to All Screenings & Opening Reception – Valid
- *Blanc+ Rouge** **= $60*
Two-Weekend Experience, Access to All Screenings (including midweek
screenings) *Opening Reception not included* - Valid June 15 (film
- *Closing Night Film & Reception**: $16 / $15*
- *Single tickets are sold at the door only. They will be available (the
main auditorium of the Crest Theatre has over 900 seats).*
- *PASSES are available at the door but if you want to purchase
*ORDER YOUR PASSES NOW!*
- *By mail* - *Print the Advance Order Form
send it back to us with a check (before June 10).
- *Through Tickets.com <http://www.tickets.com/browse.cgi?pgid=2017277>*
*here* <http://www.tickets.com/browse.cgi?pgid=2017277> or at
- *Passes are also available in person at The Crest Box Office*.
- Passes purchased by mail or at The Crest Box Office do not incur any
- *Advance passes will be available for pick-up at Will Call beginning
at 6pm on Friday, June 15 at the Crest Theatre*
*JOIN THE SFFF ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER!*
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Support the Festival, spread the word! Merci.
**11th SFFF, June 15-24, 2012 - Crest Theatre.
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