Training & Workshops

16th Annual Sacramento French Film Festival

Friday, June 23, 2017 - Sunday, June 25, 2017

16th Annual  Sacramento French Film Festival

Description: Over two weekends, June 16, 17 and 18 and June 24, 25 and 26, the Sacramento French Film Festival, which will be screened at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street and the Esquire Imax Theatre, 1211 K Street, will screen a collection of outstanding French films, many of which feature leading French female actors. (See schedule below)

The 2017 lineup includes 19 films with a mix of genres and themes that compose a balanced program of dramas and comedies, with women in prominent roles, among them, Audrey Tautou (*The Odyssey*), Isabelle Huppert (Things To Come), Catherine Deneuve (The Midwife), Marion Cotillard (From the Land of the Moon), Juliette Binoche (Slack Bay), Danielle Darrieux (The Earrings of Madame de…), Josiane Balasko (Back to Mom’s), Adèle Haenel (The Unknown Girl), and Emilie Dequenne (This Is Our Land), to name a few.

And it isn't just French actresses enjoying plum roles in French films. The Danish actress Sidse Babett Knudsen (150 Milligrams) and Hollywood icon Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper) also give stellar performances in our 2017 program.

The 16th Sacramento French Film Festival will kick off with a bang on Friday, June 16, with one of the most talked about and controversial French films of the year, Lucas Belvaux’s gripping political drama This Is Our Land, which examines the dangerous appeal of France’s far-right party (the "Front National").

Other standouts include a 100 mile per hour action-packed comedy (Full Speed), to a breathtaking Jacques-Yves Cousteau biopic (The Odyssey); from a thrilling Erin Brockovich-style drama (150 Milligrams), to a luminous romance starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard (From the Land of the Moon).

The Opening Night Festivities will be held at the Crest Theatre, 1013 K Street in Downtown Sacramento:
Opening Film (This Is Our Land): 7:00pm - Doors open at 6pm for No-Host Bar (benefiting the SFFF), Red Carpet, Photo Op, DJ Roger & DJ Christophe, and more!
Opening Reception: Immediately following the screening (around 9:30pm). Open Bar, Catering & Dancing!

For a complete program:
Contact Information:
Steve LaRosa