What happens if you combine the City of Lights with the City of Angels? You get a week of French film Premieres in Los Angeles!
COL (City of Lights) COA (City of Angels) has special screenings and panels this week, starting today through April 26th at the Directors Guild of America Theatre (free parking on Hayworth). This is a really fun way to see films here that have not yet been shown, even in France, or will not be shown here again, with the added bonus of panels with the director, actors, writers, and sometimes producers of the films talking about their films after the screenings. This is a Francocinephile's idea of heaven.
I've been to this event before and every year there are thought provoking films, sometimes shot in very creative ways, and always with very lively discussions. Sponsors include everyone from French television's TV5Monde, to Air Tahiti Nui, Lionsgate, and the LA Weekly.
It seems that the entire French expat community turns out for this event, so get your tickets early so you can be sure to see the screenings of the films you wish. I'll see you there!