February 19, 2011

Featured French Films in the San Diego Jewish Film Festival

February 12 & 19, 2011

The Alliance Francaise is co-presenting three French movies that are part of the Festival this year : "Army of Crime" (Simon Abkarian, Virginie Ledoyen), "He’s my Girl" (Antoine de Caunes, Mehdi Dehbi and Elsa) and "La Rafle" (Melanie Laurent, Jean Reno, Gad Elmaleh).

The AFSD is a proud Community Partner of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.

For more information, please go to www.afsandiego.org or call (858) 550-0144.

For more information on the Festival and for directions, visit : http://sdcjc.lfjcc.org/sdjff/2011/ or call (858) 362-1348

Alliance Francaise de San Diego
6640 Lusk Blvd., suite 104 - San Diego, CA 92121
(310) 825-4060

Story-Time for Children (2 to 8 y.o.)

at 10.30 am

Feed your children’s imagination with humor, mystery and magic while exposing them to French language. This is an excellent opportunity to interact with French speakers and learn French culture. Children in attendance should have enough French to understand simple children’s books. One caregiver must accompany each child.

Alliance Française de Los Angeles
10390 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 120 - Los Angeles, CA 90025
www.afdela.org / (310) 652-0306


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Joy House

5 pm | $5

Two mysterious American blondes alone in a rambling house, a handsome con artist on the run from gangsters, and an ex-chauffeur in the attic are the ingredients for this cat-and- mouse thriller played out on a dazzling black-and-white French Riviera by three of cinema’s sexiest stars.

Director Clement reunites with two collaborators from his hit film Purple Noon : Alain Delon, 5 years older and just as feline (the film’s French title is Les felins) ; and cinematographer Henri Decaë whose credits include Les Enfants terribles, Le Samurai, Bob le Flambeur, The 400 Blows, Les Cousins and The Lovers.

“It’s the kind of American pulp French filmmakers have always loved in which not one character has an iota of honesty or morality to them. What you get is Alain Delon in his best persona—a ne’er-do-well playboy flitting around the Mediterranean looking for cash and ass who escapes into the opulent Riviera clutches of icy widow Lola Albright and her dewy, bubbly cousin-cum-maid, played by a pristine 26-year-old Jane Fonda at the onset of her French phase.

Delon is hired as a chauffeur but both the chateau-owning widow and the adorable but possibly unhinged

kewpie doll have other plans for the wandering hunk, and it’s got to do with murder, swapped identities, set-ups, and so on.

This is my idea of escapism (and) Joy House is graceful, relaxed, fun-loving, and unpretentious.”—Michael Atkinson, IFC.com

1964/b&w/97 min./Scope | Scr : René Clément, Pascal Jardin ; dir : René Clément ; w/ Jane Fonda, Alain Delon, Lola Albright

5905 Wilshire Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA | 90036


Tickets are $10 ; $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID.
Price includes both films in a double bill except where noted.

Tickets to only the second film on a double bill are $5. All films and guests are subject to change and many films are unrated and may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call the museum box office at (323) 857-6010,
visit lacma.org or subscribe to the Film Department’s e-newsletter by emailing film@lacma.org



The 19th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) will take place February 16-23, at the Culver Plaza Theatres,
9919 West Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90232.

Information about PAFF can be found at www.paff.org
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at the box office beginning February 16

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Cameroun : Coming Out of the Nkuta

(2009/France/Short Documentary/52min)

Writer : Céline Metzger
Director : Céline Metzger

In a supposedly homophobic society, follow 3 Cameroonian homosexuals trying to live their lives in a country where their sexual orientation and lifestyle is considered a crime, punishable by as many as 5 years in prison.

Screens : Sat, Feb 19@11:15am

Dernière modification : 10/02/2011

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