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2017 FESTIVAL PROGRAM   

CLICK on the TITLE or PHOTO of the FILMS to GET ACCESS to SYNOPSIS, TRAILER and REVIEWS.

 

Show Times
Print the 2017 SFFF schedule
(pdf)

ALWAYS WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES!

Find TICKET &
PASSES info, here.

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CREST THEATRE
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE
1211 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Friday, June 16
AT THE CREST

Opening Night

7pmTHIS IS OUR LAND
(doors open at 6pm)
Allow around 20 minutes for opening speeches. Film will start around 7:30pm.

9:30pm OPENING RECEPTION
In the lobby of the Crest Theatre.

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Saturday, June 17
AT THE CREST

11:00 am THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE...

1:20pm A WOMAN'S LIFE

3:55pm BACK TO MOM'S

6:10pm THINGS TO COME

8:30pm THE UNKNOWN GIRL

11:00pm PERSONAL SHOPPER
Followed by coffee & pastries (provided by Coffee Works).

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Sunday, June 18
A DAY AT THE
ESQUIRE IMAX THEATRE

11:00 am FULL SPEED

1:05pm THE ODYSSEY

3:40pm 150 MILLIGRAMS

6:20pm FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON

8:55pm THE ODYSSEY
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Friday, June 23
AT THE CREST

6:00pm THE MIDWIFE

8:35pm A TASTE OF INK
Followed by Q&A with actor Nathan Willcocks.
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Saturday, June 24
AT THE CREST

10:30am Petit Déjeuner (coffee & pastries provided by Coffee Works) - Lobby of the Crest Theatre. FREE with My Life As a Zucchini admission.

11:00am MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

12:50pm THE MIDWIFE

3:25pm A TASTE OF INK
Followed by Q&A with actor Nathan Willcocks.

5:40pm A KID

7:55pm DIVORCE FRENCH STYLE

10:00pm SLACK BAY
Followed by coffee & pastries (provided by Coffee Works).
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Sunday, June 25
AT THE CREST

11:00am THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE

1:05pm MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

2:50pm SLACK BAY

5:40 pm DIVORCE FRENCH STYLE

Closing Night
7:45pm HEAL THE LIVING Followed by our Closing Night Champagne & Dessert Party in the lobby of the Crest Theatre.

Print the 2017 SFFF schedule
(pdf)

TICKET and PASS INFORMATION HERE!

 
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OPENING NIGHT FILM AND RECEPTION - FRIDAY, JUNE 16
Crest Doors open at 6pm.
Screening starts at 7pm
Opening Reception in the lobby of the Crest Theatre follows the film (ticketed event).

 
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Chez nous

THIS IS OUR LAND (CHEZ NOUS, 118 min)
2017 - Lucas Belvaux
Friday, June 16 - 7:00pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the screening.

 
image     YOU NEED A SEPARATE TICKET TO ATTEND THE OPENING RECEPTION.  
  Film Reel   OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Immediately after the screening in the lobby of the Crest Theatre (around 9:30pm).
Open Bar: Wine by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, French Beer, Pastis Cocktails, Water by Perrier, Café by Coffee Works.
Catering: Brasserie Capitale, Café Rolle, Coffee Works, Dos Coyotes, Kru, The Melting Pot, Morants Old Fashioned Sausage Kitchen, Shady Lady Saloon, Veg, & Whired. Bread by Boudin Bakery.
Seasoned with music by: DJ Roger Carpio.
      TICKET and PASS INFORMATION HERE!   
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CLOSING NIGHT FILM AND CHAMPAGNE PARTY - SUNDAY, JUNE 25

 
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  Reparer les vivants  

HEAL THE LIVING (REPARER LES VIVANTS, 104 min)
2016 - Katell Quillévéré
Sunday, June 25 – 7:45pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!

 
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CLOSING NIGHT PARTY Champagne & Dessert Party in the lobby of the Crest Theatre, immediately following the closing film.
Fabulous Cakes by Whole Foods.
Bubbly by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Water by Perrier, Café by Coffee Works.
Live Music by The Jazz Report.

 
       
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  PREMIERES: 1st WEEKEND - JUNE 17-18  
      TICKET and PASS INFORMATION HERE!  
      AT THE CREST THEATRE - SATURDAY, JUNE 17  
  Une Vie  

A WOMAN'S LIFE (UNE VIE, 119 min)
2016 - Stéphane Brizé
Saturday, June 17 – 1:20pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the screening.

 
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  retour chez ma mere  

BACK TO MOM'S (RETOUR CHEZ MA MERE, 97 min)
2016 - Eric Lavaine
Saturday, June 17 – 3:55pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!

 
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  L'Avenir  

THINGS TO COME (L'AVENIR, 100 min)
2016 - Mia Hansen-Løve
Saturday, June 17 – 6:10pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the screening.

 
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  La Fille inconnue  

THE UNKNOWN GIRL (LA FILLE INCONNUE, 113 min)
2016 - Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Saturday, June 17 – 8:30pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the screening.

 
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  Personal shopper  

PERSONAL SHOPPER (105 min)
2016 - Olivier Assayas
Saturday, June 17 - 11:00pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!
Coffee and pastries (provided by Coffee Works) will be served after the screening.

 
     

 

 
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  A Fond  

FULL SPEED (A FOND, 91 min)
2016 - Nicolas Benamou
Sunday, June 18 - 11:00am - ONE SCREENING ONLY!

 
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THE ODYSSEY (L'ODYSSEE, 122 min)
2016 - Jérôme Salle
Sunday, June 18 – 1:05pm & 8:55pm - TWO SCREENINGS!

 
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  La Fille de brest  

150 MILLIGRAMS (LA FILLE DE BREST, 128 min)
2016 - Emmanuelle Bercot
Sunday, June 18 – 3:40pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!

 
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  Mal de Pierres  

FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (MAL DE PIERRES, 120 min)
2016 - Nicole Garcia
Sunday, June 18 – 6:20pm - ONE SCREENING ONLY!

 
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  PREMIERES: 2nd WEEKEND - JUNE 23-25  
      TICKET and PASS INFORMATION HERE!  
      AT THE CREST THEATRE  
  Sage femme  

THE MIDWIFE (SAGE FEMME, 117 min)
2017 - Martin Provost
Friday, June 23 – 6:00pm & Saturday, June 24 – 12:50pm
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the Saturday screening.

 
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  Compte tes blessures  

A TASTE OF INK (COMPTE TES BLESSURES, 80 min)
2016 - Morgan Simon
Friday, June 23 – 8:35pm & Saturday, June 24 - 3:25pm
Screenings followed by Q&A with actor Nathan Willcocks.

 
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  Ma vie de courgette  

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI (MA VIE DE COURGETTE, 70 min)
2016 - Claude Barras
Saturday, June 24 – 11:00am & Sunday, June 25 – 1:05pm
Saturday screening preceded at 10:30am by a Petit Déjeuner (coffee & pastries) in the Lobby of the Crest Theatre. FREE with movie admission.
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the Saturday screening.

 
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Le fils de jean  

A KID (LE FILS DE JEAN, 98 min)
2016 - Philippe Lioret
Saturday, June 24 – 5:40pm  ONE SCREENING ONLY!

 
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  Papa ou maman2  

DIVORCE FRENCH STYLE (PAPA OU MAMAN 2, 86 min)
2016 - Martin Bourboulon
Saturday, June 24 – 7:55pm & Sunday, June 25 – 5:40pm

 
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SLACK BAY (MA LOUTE, 122 min)
2016 - Bruno Dumont
Saturday, June 24 – 10:00pm & Sunday, June 25 – 2:50pm
Coffee and pastries (provided by Coffee Works) will be served after the Saturday screening.
Rendez-vous with Le Professeur Kevin Elstob after the Sunday screening.

 
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  THE 11am CLASSIC SERIES
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      AT THE CREST THEATRE  
      1st WEEKEND  
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THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE... (MADAME DE..., 100 min)
1953 - Max Ophüls
Saturday, June 17 - 11:00am SPECIAL SCREENING in GLORIOUS 35mm, to celebrate actress DANIELLE DARRIEUX's 100th BIRTHDAY!
Rendez-vous with film historian J. Greenberg after the screening.

 
         
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  Le grand Blond  

THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE (LE GRAND BLOND AVEC UNE CHAUSSURE NOIRE, 90 min)
1972 - Yves Robert
Sunday, June 25 - 11:00am - ONE SCREENING ONLY!

 
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LATE NIGHT SCREENINGS

 
         
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This year, we are taking it slow, and won't present real late night screenings.
Our only "Late Night” Film, on Saturday, June 17, won't start that late (11:00pm) and will be easy on the eyes. Personal Shopper is an atmospheric ghostly thriller, shot in France and almost entirely in English. The great Olivier Assayas directs for the second time the American star Kristen Stewart. Before we head back home early, Coffee Works will treat us to delicious coffee and pastries! On the following Saturday, June 24, the 10:00pm screening of Slack Bay, the off-the-wall comedy by Bruno Dumont, will also be followed by coffee and pastries.
Personal Shopper plays only once. Slack Bay also plays on Sunday, June 25 at 2:50pm.

 
         
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SHORT FILMS

 
 

The Sacramento French Film Festival is proud to present a selection of shorts from France, in collaboration with Unifrance.

 
         
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SHORT FILMS SHOWN PRIOR TO FEATURE FILMS

 
         
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  GUEST
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  Nathan Willcocks  

NATHAN WILLCOCKS
The tri-lingual Nathan Willcocks has acted in more than 30 theatrical plays - notably in the United Kingdom with directors Marianne Elliott at the Royal Exchange Theatre (Martin Yesterday) and Ken Campbell (The Warp). In France, he played in La Rose Jaune directed by Jacques Connort. On television, he has worked both in Spain (Cesc Gay) and in France (Versailles-Season 2, and Missions - TV critics award at Cannes Mipdrama 2017). On the big screen, he has collaborated closely with director Morgan Simon and starred in most of his short films, including Try To Die Young (Essaie de mourir jeune, part of our 9th Winter Short Film Screening presenting the César-nominated short films in February 2016), and the feature film A Taste of Ink (Compte Tes Blessures, presented this year at the SFFF). In 2017, Nathan Willcocks was cast in the first feature directed by Woody Harrelson, Lost in London, a single-shot-sequence film that was screened live in 550 cinemas in the United States on January 19th, and which will be released later this year.
A TASTE OF INK (COMPTE TES BLESSURES, 80 min)
2016 - Morgan Simon
Friday, June 23 8:35pm & Saturday, June 24 – 3:25pm

 
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