Show Times

Festival Schedule

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All films are in French
with English subtitles.

So, you want to see all 12 films showing at the Festival?
Follow the French Kiss to cinematic Bliss!

Friday, July 16

6 - 8 pm - Opening Night Reception

8:30 pm -
Se Souvenir Des Belles Choses

Followed by a Post Screening Discussion & Complimentary Café

Saturday, July 17

Main Theatre
11am - Playtime

1:35pm -
17 Fois Cécile Cassard

4pm - Mon Idole

6:35pm -
Une Femme Est Une Femme

8:50pm - Feux Rouges

Downstairs Theatre
2pm -
Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

4:15pm - Une Part Du Ciel

6:45pm - Ah ! Si J'Etais Riche

9:15pm -Tirez Sur Le Pianiste

Midnight - Choses Secrètes

Sunday, July 18

Main Theatre

11am -Tirez Sur Le Pianiste

1:10pm - Ah ! Si J'Etais Riche

3:40pm - PLAYTIME

6:25pm - Les Parapluies De Cherbourg

8:30pm - La Bataille D'Alger
Announcement of the Audience prize

Downstairs Theatre

1pm -17 Fois Cécile Cassard

3:30pm - Mon Idole

6:05pm -
Une Femme Est Une Femme

8:15pm - Une Part Du Ciel

Driving Directions to the Theatre

Opening Night Reception - SOLD OUT!
(Tickets for the opening night film available at the door)

Opening night begins at 6 o'clock in the lobby of the Crest Theatre with an open bar & live entertainment.

The evening will feature wine bar by Barton-Guestier, beer by 1664, water by Perrier & Vittel, and a variety of hors d'ouvres and desserts catered by Sacramento's finest restaurants: Enotria , Aioli , The Supper Club ,& Café Rolle French Cuisine. The reception will also feature cheese & fruit from Whole Foods Market & pâtés from Marcel Et Henri. The entire evening will be seasoned with live performances by Henri Ducharme (accordion & vocal) and Linda Rao (accordion, vocal, & bass) who together create contemporary musette with a touch of circus and frivolity!

The evening will conclude with a post screening discussion & complementary coffee from Jump Start Café for everyone attending the opening night film.

    Se Souvenir des Belles Choses (Try to Remember)
2002 - Zabou Breitman

8:30pm Friday - One Showing Only



The Sacramento French Film Festival is proud to present
six short films with a French flavor
2004 - Sacramento Artists

preceding each feature

  Too sexy and gruesome for the timid; the midnight movie will get your blood pumping!  
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Choses Secrètes (Secret Things)
2002 - Jean-Claude Brisseau

Midnight Saturday - One Showing Only





    The Battle of Algiers
1965 - Gillo Pontecorvo

8:30pm Sunday - One Showing Only
  Sacramento premieres of the best contemporary French cinema has to offer.  
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Feux Rouges (Red Lights)
2004 - Cédric Kahn

8:50pm Saturday - One Showing Only

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Ah ! Si J'Étais Riche (If I Were A Rich Man)
2002 - Michel Munz and Gérard Bitton
6:45pm Saturday & 1:10pm Sunday


Une Part Du Ciel (A Piece of Sky)
2002 - Bénédicte Liénard

4:15pm Saturday & 8:15pm Sunday


17 Fois Cécile Cassard (17 Times Cécile Cassard)
2002 - Christophe Honoré

1:35pm Saturday & 1:00pm Sunday

    Mon Idole (Whatever You Say)
2002 - Guillaume Canet

4:00pm Saturday & 3:30pm Sunday
  This year, the classic selection of the Sacramento French Film Festival will pay homage to the eclectic French cinema of the 60’s, featuring: France’s most famous musical, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Jacques Demy; Jean-Luc Godard’s first color movie, the comedy A Woman is A Woman; Jacques Tati’s masterpiece, Playtime (all in new prints) and François Truffaut’s second movie, Shoot the Piano Player, a film noir inspired by a Davis Goodis novel.  
  More Info   Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
1964 - Jacques Demy
2:00pm Saturday & 6:25pm Sunday
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Tirez sur le Pianiste (Shoot the Piano Player)
1960 - François Truffaut

9:15pm Saturday & 11:00am Sunday

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Une Femme est Une Femme (A Woman Is A Woman)
1961 - Jean-Luc Godard

6:35pm Saturday & 6:05pm Sunday

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1967 - Jacques Tati

11:00am Saturday & 3:40pm Sunday