We know you are eagerly waiting to find out what the 2016 Sacramento French Film Festival has in store... Thank you for your patience, we are finalizing the 2016 SFFF line-up this week and we'll announce our 15th program very soon.
To tide you over, here is the teaser of our 2016 poster, and some exciting announcements...
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SO, WHAT'S NEW WITH THE 2016 SFFF?
- Our Opening Night -Friday, June 17- will have a new format!
- We will be presenting 3 films at the Esquire IMAX Theatre, on Sunday, June 19.
1/ FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016: OPENING NIGHT!
To celebrate our 15th anniversary in style we made a few changes to the Opening Night order of events.
This year, the Opening Film will precede the reception and start at 7pm, at the Crest Theatre.
As in the past, the opening Film can be attended without the Reception.
The Opening Reception will begin after the film (around 9pm) in the gorgeous Silver Room, located a block away from the Crest Theatre at 1025 9th Street, at the corner of K Street (next to Estelle's Patisserie).
FRIDAY, JUNE 17 - 7pm - CREST THEATRE
OPENING FILM - FATIMA by Philippe Faucon
We are proud to announce that FATIMA, Winner of the 2016 César for BEST FRENCH FILM of the YEAR, will open the 15th Sacramento French Film Festival.
Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot & Kenza Noah Aïche in FATIMA by Philippe Faucon
Multiculturalism and the immigrant experience are on the minds of French filmmakers this year, as the SFFF 2016 line-up will attest. For writer/director Philippe Faucon, it has been a career-defining theme. His latest film, Fatima, depicts the everyday struggles, tensions and humiliations, but also the moments of joy and fraternity, affecting two generations of immigrant women, trying to find their place in French society. Fatima is a joyful and kind hearted celebration of their fortitude. Find more about the film here!
FRIDAY, JUNE 17 - 9pm - SILVER ROOM
Our 15th Anniversary Reception will be more festive and magnificent than ever!
The Silver Room
Immediately after the screening of Fatima, join us in the Silver Room, part of the Capitol Plaza Ballrooms (1025 9th Street, at the corner of K Street), to enjoy a fun French evening of food, drinks, and dancing!
Open Bar (Wine & Bubbly by Barefoot, Beer, Lillet, Pastis cocktails, Water by Perrier, & Café by Coffee Works)
Appetizers and Desserts (by Café Rolle, Coffee Works, Dos Coyotes, Hawks Public House, Kru, The Melting Pot, Morants, Old Fashioned Sausage Kitchen, Shady Lady Saloon & Veg.)
DJ Roger Carpio and guests will provide the soundtrack for the evening.
Attendance is limited.
Tickets will go on sale soon.
Find 2016 SFFF Ticket & Pass Information here!
2/ SUNDAY, JUNE 19 - Starting at 4pm
EXPERIENCE THE SFFF AT THE ESQUIRE IMAX!
We are very excited to announce that on Sunday, June 19, after morning and early afternoon screenings at the Crest Theatre, the SFFF will move to the Esquire IMAX Theatre at 4pm for three very special screenings!
The Crest Theatre, our beautiful home, is not yet equipped with the new digital projection system that is the only format available from many French distributors, and, over the past years, we have struggled to bring to Sacramento all the films we want to present. These three Esquire IMAX screenings will allow us to present films that we would not otherwise have been able to show! The film titles for these three screenings will be announced in early June, along with the rest of our 2016 line-up.
Please note that due to our agreement with the Esquire IMAX Theatre, we will offer a separate IMAX PASS (included in your benefits if you are an AMI DU FESTIVAL, Supporting Actor level and above).
The traditional Bleu-Blanc-Rouge passes will be for Crest Theatre screenings only (new pricing when applicable).
Single tickets will also be available for the IMAX screenings (note special pricing).
More information on the 2016 SFFF Pass and single ticket offerings can be found here!
THE COMPLETE PROGRAM of the
15th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
will be announced in EARLY JUNE!
TOGETHER, WE MAKE IT HAPPEN!