Friday, March 27, 2009
The SFFF team is working hard on preparing the fabulous 8th Sacramento French Film Festival coming up June 19-28, 2009 at the Crest Theatre.
In the meantime, here are some upcoming attractions to occupy your spring evenings!
- Join us for the unique screening of LE GRAND DEPART, a French-Canadian comedy - Friday April 3rd, 4pm at the 24th Street Theater. The film is part of the SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
- The SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL NEEDS YOU: become an "Ami du Festival"!
- FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER of COMMERCE of SAN FRANCISCO - SACRAMENTO NETWORKING EVENT, Tuesday March 31st - 6-8pm
- OTHER NEWS.
1 - The SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2009 presents LE GRAND DEPART in partnership with the SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
The 2009 Sacramento International Film Festival, March 28th - April 5th, will present an exciting program of feature and short films, fiction, documentaries and workshops not to be missed! Full program here.
The film selection will include LE GRAND DEPART a French-Canadian comedy by Claude Meunier, on Friday April 3rd at 4pm - 24th Street Theater, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento (Next door to the Sierra 2 Center - between 2nd Avenue and 4th Avenue).
Bored with his comfortable and orderly existence, Jean-Paul, a 50-something man, decides to leave his wife and teenage children. But can one really leave a life behind and start from scratch?... Watch the trailer here.
Le Grand Départ is presented with LE FOSSOYEUR (The Grave Digger), a French short film by Sylvie Benavides. A man fills in a hole to the rhythm of a nursery rhyme... His thoughts are drawn to the memory of losing his wife to another woman.
Half of the box-office proceeds will benefit the SFFF! We hope to see you there! Buy your tickets here or at the theater.
2 - Les AMIS du SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
These are hard days for arts organizations everywhere. Like so many others, the SFFF is struggling and needs you! To help us produce the best Festival possible, become an AMI DU FESTIVAL (Friend of the Festival)!
Becoming an Ami du Festival is an opportunity not only for you to help the Festival and participate in Sacramento’s cultural growth, but also to obtain passes at a special price. Other great benefits include a guarantee of attending the opening reception and the inclusion of your name in the SFFF program and on our award-winning website.
More information on our attractive individual sponsoring levels is available on our website.
3 - FRENCH-AMERICAN CHAMBER of COMMERCE of SAN FRANCISCO - SACRAMENTO NETWORKING EVENT, Tuesday March 31st - 6-8pm
The French-American Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco, the French American Accountancy, and the Alliance Française de Sacramento invite you to join us for a Networking event with francophiles in Sacramento!
Tuesday, March 31st from 6pm to 8pm
French American Accountancy
2725 Riverside Blvd - Sacramento
See directions here.
4 - OTHER NEWS
The acclaimed comedy, LE FILS DE L'EPICIER (The Grocer's Son), winner of the 2008 SFFF Audience Award, is now available on DVD! You can buy it here from Film Movement!ENTRE LES MURS (The Class) by Laurent Cantet, Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes International Film Festival, is currently playing at the Tower theatre in Sacramento.