Friday, March 8, 2013
Red Carpet Reception & Silent Auction Preview 6:30pm
Premiere Screening of Thérèse Desqueyroux 7pm
Gala Dinner & Silent Auction
Following the Opening Night film, sip champagne donated by FFC Gala sponsor Perrier-Jouët, along with invited dignitaries, guests and friends at our OPENING NIGHT GALA designed by Winston Flowers. A feast of French cuisine will be presented by Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France and L'Académie Culinaire de France. Stop by the "Silent Auction" and bid on everything from luxurious ski resort packages and yacht cruises to a weekend at the breathtaking Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Fabulous French wines and fashion, fine art and Restaurant gift certificates will be available for Opening Night guests to bid on. 10% of the net proceeds of the event will benefit Action Against Hunger.
> Silent Auction
La Table Ronde
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Join us Saturday morning for a discussion with our visiting actors and directors moderated by Cinema Studies expert Dr. Anne Kern of Purchase College. Take an insightful look at our 2013 film selections through the personal commentaries of guest Directors and Actors as well as local film experts.
La Rue des Restaurants
Sat., March 9, 2013 9am-8pm
Sun., March 10, 2013 10am-7pm
Be sure to visit our French dining destination throughout the weekend! Indulge in “Paris at the PAC” all weekend long with a selection of our favorite French fare. Grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and enjoy everything from croques-monsieur, quiches, pâtés from D’Artagnan or Swiss Cheeses, Caneles by Celine , "Cafes Garnis", homemade soups as well as chocolates and desserts! You can even buy tablecloths and napkins from Provence en Boite! La Rue des Restaurants will be located in the upper lobby of the Performing Arts Center. Cash and credit cards accepted.
Become a Film Critic
Focus on French Cinema 2013 is proud to announce a new education program for high school and middle school students, sponsored by Lyceum Kennedy School. After the student screening of Comme un Lion on Friday, March 8th at 11:00am, students are invited to "Become a Film Critic!" and submit a written, audio recorded or video recorded review of the film in either French or English. Six winners will receive a $25.00 iTunes card and will be showcased on the Festival websites.
Purchase College Film Competition - Pardon my French: Conducted by French
Filmmaker Mathieu Lalande. Up to five students may form a group together and will have one week to create a film. Mathieu will be on hand to mentor and guide the student filmmakers offering his assistance throughout the week. The top films will be screened at Focus on French Cinema on Sunday, March 10th at 8:30pm. Students will be judged on creativity, innovation and technical skill. Top winners will be selected for the Nameless Film Festival taking place in NYC April 12-14!
> Film Compettion rules and guidelines