SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2002
July 12th - July 14th
first French Film Festival
will be held on July 12th through July 14th 2002
to celebrate Bastille Day
July 2002, Sacramento will host its first French Film Festival representing
French cinema in all its variety. It will feature five new French films, some
yet to be released on the West Coast, and one restored French classic. The three
day festival will be held at the TOWER THEATRE on July 12th through
SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL will open with a fabulous Wine Reception
(catering by Enotria, wine by Barton-Guestier) at THE TOWER CLUB on Friday July
12th at 5:00pm followed by the opening night film READ MY LIPS,
Come experience the first SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL!
|Friday July 12th
||Opening Night Reception, at The Tower Club
||Opening Night Film, Read My Lips (Sur Mes Lèvres, 115 min), a film noir and love
story, by Jacques Audiard. Preceded by SCHERZO, a short film by Sacramento filmmaker Mark Herzig
|Saturday July 13th
|| Girls Can't Swim, (Les Filles ne Savent pas Nager, 101 min) an exhilarating coming of age movie, by Anne-Sophie Birot
||Happenstance, (Le Battement d'Ailes du Papillon, 97 min) a charming comedy about fate, by Laurent Firode with Audrey Tautou, star of the Academy Award nominated film Amélie
||The Town is Quiet, (La Ville est Tranquille, 127 min) a touching social drama, by Robert Guediguian
||Band of Outsiders, (Bande à Part, 95 min) a 1964 classic from "la Nouvelle Vague", a comic gangster movie by Jean-Luc Godard
||Special Midnight Screening: Trouble Every Day, (102 min) Claire Denis' latest provocative film, the sensation of the 2001 Cannes film festival (WARNING ! this film contains violent sex scenes and frequent nudity).
|Sunday July 14th
||The Town is Quiet (127 min)
||Band of Outsiders (95 min)
||Happenstance (97 min)
||Girls can't Swim (101 min)
discussions will follow some screenings.
information about each film :
- READ MY LIPS, by Jacques Audiard, with Emmanuelle Devos and Vincent Cassel
(Brotherhood of the Wolf, Birthday Girl, Elizabeth).
Winner of three 2002 Césars
(French Academy Awards) : Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Sound.
Official Selection : Toronto
International Festival 2001, Berlin International Festival 2002, Rendez-Vous
With French Cinema, New York 2002, San Francisco International Festival 2002.
Not Rated (violence)
- GIRLS CAN'T SWIM, by Anne-Sophie Birot, with
Isild Le Besco, Karen Alyx.
Official Selection : Rendez-Vous
With French Cinema, New York 2001.
Not Rated (sex, nudity)
- HAPPENSTANCE, by Laurent Firode, with Audrey
Tautou (Amélie) and Faudel.
Restricted (sexual situations)
- THE TOWN IS QUIET, by Robert Guediguian, with
Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meyland, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Julie-Marie Parmentier
Official Selection : Venice
International Film Festival 2000, Toronto International Film Festival 2000,
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2000, Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, New
Not Rated (sex, drug use)
- BAND OF OUTSIDERS, by Jean-Luc Godard, with Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude
- TROUBLE EVERY DAY, by Claire Denis,
with Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66, The Funeral, Arizona Dream) Béatrice
Dalle (Betty Blue) and Tricia Vessey (Ghost Dog).
Official Selection : Cannes
International Film festival 2001.
Not Rated (WARNING ! Gory Sex Scenes, Frequent
Ticket (At Box Office Only) : $8
- Alliance Française's member $7
Pass (access to all the films and to the Opening Night Cocktail
Party) : $50
Pass (access to all the films without the Opening Night Cocktail Party) : $25
Night Pass (Cocktail Party and screening of "Read my Lips") : $25
at the door will be cash only. No checks, no charge.
purchase passes for the festival, you can use the form below.
Passes will be also available at the box office.
tickets will be sold only at
the theater for $8 general price / $7 for
Alliance Française's members. Don't forget to bring your Alliance Française's
card member to benefit from this special discount.
SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is supported by local film director Mark Herzig,
Signature Press, Ernst and Young Accounting Firm, Enotria Cafe & Wine Bar,
Barton-Guestier Wine, Rialto Pictures, The Cultural Service of the French
Embassy, Bank of the West, Warren J. Bender co. Insurance and Bonds, Corti Bros,
Perrier, Le Grand Confectionary, the Honorary French Consulate of Sacramento,
the Alliance Française, as well as several individual sponsors, including
generous members of the Alliance Française.
TOWER THEATRE is located on 2508 Land Park Drive at the corner of Broadway. Free
parking is available adjacent to the theatre.
TOWER CLUB is located on 1517 Broadway, across the street from the Tower
you need any more information, please call the Alliance Française, 453 1723.