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French Film News

20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Virtual.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org

"THE REGION'S PREMIER FILM EVENT"
Carla Meyer - Sacramento Bee

TO CELEBRATE THE FIRST EVENT OF OUR 2021 SEASON,
starting Friday, February 26, 2021
(more on this below...)
WE ARE UNVEILING OUR GORGEOUS
20th ANNIVERSARY POSTER
Created by Sacramento artist Jermaine Deandre Tilson
& Dane Henas Design

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What to look forward to this year with the SFFF?
Listen to Cécile Mouette Downs, Executive & Artistic Director of the SFFF, talking to Brandon Darnell on VISIT SACRAMENTO PODCAST.

HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE
AVAILABLE FOR THREE DAYS ONLY
starting Friday, February 26 @ Noon PST

Exclusively available on our Streaming Platform!

How to be a Good Wife provost

+ LIVE TRANSATLANTIC DISCUSSION with
DIRECTOR-SCREENWRITER MARTIN PROVOST
On Sunday, February 28 @ Noon PST!

(Zoom invitation automatically sent to all ticket & pass holders)

Read synopsis & reviews, Watch the trailer &
Reserve your tickets HERE!

The over-the-top, joyful, and empowering feminist comedy How to Be a Good Wife (La Bonne Epouse), directed by one our favorite filmmakers, Martin Provost (Séraphine - SFFF 2009, The Midwife - SFFF 2017) will open our French Film Friday Series starting this Friday, February 26 @ Noon!

With hilarious performances by Juliette Binoche, Yolande Moreau, and Noémie Lvovsky, How to Be a Good Wife is sure to uplift you! It has been nominated for five 2021 César Awards: Best Supporting Actress (a nomination each for Moreau and Lvovsky), Best Supporting Actor (Edouard Baer), Best Costumes, and Best Set Direction!

And... DON'T MISS our Transatlantic Zoom Discussion with Cesar-Winning director Martin Provost, on Sunday, February 28 @ Noon PST.
What a treat!!! You will receive the Zoom invitation automatically if you purchase a ticket or pass to the film. For more information on the Zoom Discussion Series, please contact kelstob@csus.edu.

HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE
Available to watch on our Streaming Platform 
from Friday February, 26, 2021 @ Noon PST
till Monday, March 1, 2021 @ Noon PST.

TICKET INFO

  • Single Ticket: $15
  • French Film Friday Pass (includes 4 features): $50

Seating is limited in our virtual theater!
Reserve your tickets HERE now.

FRENCH FILM FRIDAY SERIES:
Why wait till June to celebrate our 20th year?

Our French Film Friday Series is composed of four exclusive films to be watched on-demand on our Streaming Platform, accompanied by transatlantic Zoom Discussions with the films' directors! Our platform is accessible all over the U.S. (tell your friends!)
→ virtual.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org

Starting with a feminist comedy with an all-star cast; followed by a delightful time-traveling adventure that the whole family can enjoy; and continuing with a touching documentary that demystifies gender identity by telling one simple human story. Our fourth film is a surprise for the time being!... Find more below.

One film opens on the last Friday of every month, starting in February and ending in May, leading up to the highlight of our year, the 20th Sacramento French Film Festival, June 18-27.

Each film remains available to rent for 3 days only, so plan ahead!

You will receive the Zoom invitation(s) automatically if you purchase a ticket to the film(s), or the French Film Friday pass.

MORE ON RENTAL CONDITIONS HERE!

OTHER FILMS IN THE FRENCH FILM FRIDAY SERIES

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• February 2021: HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE (La Bonne Epouse).

• March 2021: THE FANTASTIC JOURNEY OF MARGOT AND MARGUERITE (L'Aventure des Marguerite), a super-fun comedy and time traveling adventure for the whole family, by Pierre Coré.
Opening on Friday, March 26, 2021 @ Noon PST (available to rent till Monday, March 29 @ Noon PST)
+ Transatlantic Zoom Discussion with Director Pierre Coré on Sunday, March 28 @ Noon PST!  →TRAILER

• April 2021: LITTLE GIRL (Petite Fille) an award-winning documentary by Sébastien Lifshitz. The touching portrait of Sasha, an eight-year-old transgender girl.
Opening on Friday, April 30, 2021 @ Noon PST (→ available to rent till Monday, May 3 @ Noon PST)
+ Transatlantic Zoom Discussion with Director/Screenwriter Sébastien Lifshitz on Sunday, May 2 @ Noon PST! →TRAILER

• May 2021: FILM TBA Title still to be chosen. Probably a classic, but maybe we will surprise ourselves!… Stay tuned!
Opening on Friday, May 21, 2021@ Noon PST (→ available to rent till Monday, May 24 @ Noon PST) Note: This is not the last Friday in May – we are avoiding Memorial Day weekend.

ALSO COMING UP IN 2021...

• 14th WINTER SHORTS FEST, Featuring the Short Films Nominated for a 2021 César Award
Opening on March, 12, 2021 @ Noon PST (right when the 46th César Ceremony will be happening in Paris) on our Streaming Platform. Available for 3 days!

The nine films -five nominated in the Live Action category & four in the Animation category- will be available for rental for three days, till Monday, March 15th @ Noon PST.

As every year, you will be invited to vote for our very own Sacramento Awards. You will receive the voting ballot automatically if you purchase a ticket to the program.

We are also hoping to gather some of the filmmakers for a live transatlantic Zoom Discussion.

TICKETS INFO COMING SOON!

• 20th SACRAMENTO FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
June 18-27, 2021 on our Streaming Platform.
At this time we are planning for a virtual “10 days-10 films” event similar to our 2020 edition.

• VIRTUAL CINEMA
All year long.
In addition to the curated programs presented on our Streaming Platform, we will continue to partner with U.S. film distributors to present their French film releases on Virtual Cinema as they become available. Your rental supports the Sacramento French Film Festival!
→FIND OUR CURRENT VIRTUAL CINEMA OFFERING HERE.

SUPPORT THE SFFF!

Find out more about our sponsoring opportunities HERE.

We offer two options to donate online:
• Paypal (click on the yellow DONATE button)
• Square (direct link)

Your donation, added to those of other passionate individuals like you, is instrumental to the quality, diversity, and success of our programs. Your support makes the Festival happen, merci!

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Virtual.SacramentoFrenchFilmFestival.org

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