The Sacramento French Film festival
2nd SAC MINI FALL FRENCH FILM FEST
SATURDAY, November 14, 2015
Join the SFFF for a full day
of fresh French Films,
ALWAYS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
______ PROGRAM ______
Our Film Program includes five of the most current
and exciting French films!
Click on the photo or film title to get more info and watch trailers!
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• 1pm - MUSTANG (97 min) by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015 - DRAMA
It’s the beginning of the summer in a remote Black Sea coastal village in northern Turkey, and Lale and her four sisters wildly begin their summer break. A villager sees them horsing around with boys and informs their grandmother who has raised them. Fearing the girls' virtue and their marriage prospects have been compromised, she decides, along with the girls’ uncle, to engage in a systematic campaign to tame them into traditional female roles. Directed by first-time Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Ergüven and co-written by French writer/director Alice Winocour, and presented in its original Turkish version, Mustang is a wonderful example of France's long-time interest in producing films around the world, and it has been chosen to represent France at the 2016 Academy Awards. Besides Mustang, France is involved in the production of 13 films among the 81 considered for the 2016 Oscar for Best Foreign Film.
• 3:05pm - THE MEASURE OF A MAN (La Loi du marché, 93 min) by Stéphane Brizé, 2015 – SOCIAL DRAMA
Thierry (Vincent Lindon, in a superb performance recognized with the Best Actor award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival) is 51 years old and has been unemployed for 20 months. We follow him on his quest for a much needed job and as he tries to keep his life in order, with his wife and their special needs son. Lacking any other options, he ends up taking a job as a security guard in a supermarket, a position that soon puts him into a thorny moral dilemma. A poignant and unforgettable film about the everyday social cruelty of today’s modern world.
• 5:05pm - ONE WILD MOMENT (Un Moment d'égarement, 105 min) by Jean-François Richet, 2015 - COMEDY
Two longtime friends Laurent and Antoine (portrayed by two of France’s most charismatic and compelling leading men, Vincent Cassel and François Cluzet) take their respective teenage daughters on a beach vacation in beautiful Corsica. One evening at the beach, Antoine’s daughter, Louna, seduces Laurent. She is in love, but for Laurent it was a mistake… Upset at Laurent's rejection, and without revealing her lover's name, Louna confides in her father, who tries by any means to discover who his daughter's lover is. How long can the secret be kept hidden?... This remake of Claude Berri’s 1977 cult film (Hollywood’s own 1984 remake, Blame it on Rio, was directed by Stanley Donen and starred Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna and a young Demi Moore) was one a box office hit in France this summer!
• 7:15pm - ONCE IN A LIFETIME (Les Héritiers, 105 min) by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar, 2014 – DRAMA
In this inspirational drama based on a true story, high school history teacher Anne Gueguen (the always perfect Ariane Ascaride) has to face her worst nightmare: a multicultural classroom full of struggling and tough inner-city kids. But Anne has a quality that these students don’t encounter often: she actually cares about them, and she has an idea to inspire them. Over the objections of the head of the school, she challenges the class to enter a national history contest with a project on children and teenage victims of the Nazi Regime. At first, the students are reluctant, but working together will give them the confidence to achieve more than they ever thought possible... A feel-good film for all audiences!
• 9:25pm - WELCOME TO NEW YORK (125 min) by Abel Ferrara, 2014 - DRAMA
Inspired by one of the most high-profile public implosions in recent memory, Welcome to New York follows a prominent French financier (Gérard Depardieu) as he spirals out of control during a drug and sex-fueled trip to America—culminating in a shocking incident involving a hotel maid and his subsequent arrest. Jacqueline Bisset co-stars as his wife in this provocative portrait of a man whose fall from grace sent shockwaves throughout the world. In the film, the protagonist’s name is “Devereaux,” but he is clearly inspired by the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief and one-time French presidential hopeful, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who in 2011 was arrested in New York on charges of assaulting a hotel maid. The mighty Depardieu gives a fearless performance in this ripped-from-the-headlines saga of sin and sleaze from boundary-pushing Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, King of New York), directing his first French co-production.
- Rendez-Vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob for post screening discussions after each screening.
- Join us at the no-host bar for wine, champagne & Wine & Champagne by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Pastis cocktails, and Perrier water…
- Free Café & Pastries from Coffee Works follow the last screening!
- Enter our “Neighborhood Raffle” to help the SFFF and win gift certificates to your favorite local businesses!
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_____ TICKET INFO _____
Day Pass (includes ALL 5 FILMS!):
$37 (includes $2 Crest Facility Fee)
$12 General admission
$11 Students/Seniors/Alliance Française & Club Français Members
(includes $0.75 Crest Facility Fee)
FOR THIS EVENT YOU CAN PURCHASE DAY PASSES AND SINGLE TICKETS IN ADVANCE!
They are available for sale online on ticketfly.com (additional fees apply) and at the Crest Theatre Box Office.
Single tickets and day passes will be for sale at the door.
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS & PASSES ONLINE:
Click on your choice to purchase your tickets and/or passes online
(ticketfly.com - additional fees apply).
PURCHASE YOUR PASSES:
- ALL DAY PASS
PURCHASE YOUR SINGLE TICKETS FOR:
- THE MEASURE OF A MAN
- ONE WILD MOMENT
- ONCE IN A LIFETIME
- WELCOME TO NEW YORK