For the eighth year, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, with nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films, from Saturday, March 18 to Thursday, March 23, 2017. The program includes notable films from Canada, Belgium, Senegal, France, Quebec and Switzerland. All films include subtitles in English. All screenings are preceded by receptions at 7:00pm and start at 7:30pm, except on Sunday: reception at 5:00pm and screening at 5:30pm.

Screenings are suitable for audiences ages 13 and up unless otherwise noted below. This program is presented in collaboration with the This program is presented in collaboration with the Consulates of CanadaBelgiumFrance and Switzerlandthe Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, and Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles. Sponsors include TV5MONDE, ELMAL’INSTITUT FRANCAISKCRW, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonieles vins Louis Latour, Unibroue, and Soleil Westwood.

“This collection of short films, features, and animation celebrates the richness and talent in the international Francophone filmmaking community,” says Pierre LeloupThéâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director. “This event is part of the celebration of the global 2017 Celebration of La Francophonie, which is held annually around the world in March to recognize French language cultural diversity and dialogue of culture.”

TRK’s monthlong local 2017 Celebration of La Francophonie also includes Quebec-based Yves Lambert Trio Concert, bringing delightful folk music to Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, 2017 and French singer CharlElie Couture Concert, coming back with a new poetic blues-rock album on Friday and Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017.

SCHEDULE

C.R.A.Z.Y.
March 18th at 7:30 pm.
Teenager Zachary Beaulieu is confused about his sexuality and is in conflict with his Canadian-Catholic upbringing that alienates his father Gervais and confuses his mother Laurianne. Forcing himself to like girls, Zachary also has to cope with his older brothers, who don't make his life any easier but when he finally accepts his true feelings, will his family still accept him?

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Michel CôtéMarc-André GrondinDanielle Proulx

BADEN BADEN + court métrage à définir
March 19th at 5:30 pm
When Ana, 26 years old, finishes a job she hates as runner on a big film shoot in Belgium, she makes an impulse decision to change her plans to return to London and instead, keeps the production’s rental car and heads to Strasbourg, the town she grew up in. Once there, she gives herself a mission; to replace her grandmother's bath with a floor level shower, better adapted to someone her age.  Over the course of a summer, during which a broken love affair briefly blossoms again and Ana's grandmother has to go into hospital with a broken hip, Ana does her best to cope with life.  

Written and Directed by: Rachel Lang
Starring: Salomé RichardClaude GensacLazare Gousseau

WULU
March 20th at 7:30 pm
A poor, young man in Mali tries to raise his standard of living by going into drug trafficking, but gets further involved in the underworld as his lifestyle improves.

Written and Directed by: Daouda Coulibaly

LES MALHEURS DE SOPHIE + court métrage à définir
Wednesday March 21st at 7:00 pm

Directed by: Christophe Honoré

LA PASSION D’AUGUSTINE
Wednesday 22nd at 7:00 pm
Mother Augustine puts all her energy and musical talent into her students. She helps Alice, a young music prodigy; realize her aspirations until a public education system is introduced in the 1960s, putting the future of the convent in jeopardy.

Directed by: Léa Pool

MA VIE DE COURGETTE (MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI)
Thursday March 23rd at 7:00 pm
Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

Director: Claude Barras
Writers: Gilles Paris (novel), Céline Sciamma (screenplay) 
Starring: Gaspard SchlatterSixtine MuratPaulin Jaccoud

La Femme et le TGV (The Woman and the Train)
Thursday March 23rd at 7:30 pm
A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver.

Director: Timo von Gunten
Writers: Timo von GuntenTimo von Gunten
Starring: Julie DrayJane BirkinViola von Scarpatetti

For more information click here

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz 10361 West Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90064

Francophonie Month Event: A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles

When
03/18/2017-03/23/2017
Where
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz
10361 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

For the eighth year, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) presents A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles, with nightly screenings of critically acclaimed Francophone films, from Saturday, March 18 to Thursday, March 23, 2017. The program includes notable films from Canada, Belgium, Senegal, France, Quebec and Switzerland. All films include subtitles in English. All screenings are preceded by receptions at 7:00pm and start at 7:30pm, except on Sunday: reception at 5:00pm and screening at 5:30pm.

Screenings are suitable for audiences ages 13 and up unless otherwise noted below. This program is presented in collaboration with the This program is presented in collaboration with the Consulates of CanadaBelgiumFrance and Switzerlandthe Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, and Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles. Sponsors include TV5MONDE, ELMAL’INSTITUT FRANCAISKCRW, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonieles vins Louis Latour, Unibroue, and Soleil Westwood.

“This collection of short films, features, and animation celebrates the richness and talent in the international Francophone filmmaking community,” says Pierre LeloupThéâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director. “This event is part of the celebration of the global 2017 Celebration of La Francophonie, which is held annually around the world in March to recognize French language cultural diversity and dialogue of culture.”

TRK’s monthlong local 2017 Celebration of La Francophonie also includes Quebec-based Yves Lambert Trio Concert, bringing delightful folk music to Los Angeles on Friday, March 17, 2017 and French singer CharlElie Couture Concert, coming back with a new poetic blues-rock album on Friday and Saturday, March 24 & 25, 2017.

SCHEDULE

C.R.A.Z.Y.
March 18th at 7:30 pm.
Teenager Zachary Beaulieu is confused about his sexuality and is in conflict with his Canadian-Catholic upbringing that alienates his father Gervais and confuses his mother Laurianne. Forcing himself to like girls, Zachary also has to cope with his older brothers, who don't make his life any easier but when he finally accepts his true feelings, will his family still accept him?

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée
Starring: Michel CôtéMarc-André GrondinDanielle Proulx

BADEN BADEN + court métrage à définir
March 19th at 5:30 pm
When Ana, 26 years old, finishes a job she hates as runner on a big film shoot in Belgium, she makes an impulse decision to change her plans to return to London and instead, keeps the production’s rental car and heads to Strasbourg, the town she grew up in. Once there, she gives herself a mission; to replace her grandmother's bath with a floor level shower, better adapted to someone her age.  Over the course of a summer, during which a broken love affair briefly blossoms again and Ana's grandmother has to go into hospital with a broken hip, Ana does her best to cope with life.  

Written and Directed by: Rachel Lang
Starring: Salomé RichardClaude GensacLazare Gousseau

WULU
March 20th at 7:30 pm
A poor, young man in Mali tries to raise his standard of living by going into drug trafficking, but gets further involved in the underworld as his lifestyle improves.

Written and Directed by: Daouda Coulibaly

LES MALHEURS DE SOPHIE + court métrage à définir
Wednesday March 21st at 7:00 pm

Directed by: Christophe Honoré

LA PASSION D’AUGUSTINE
Wednesday 22nd at 7:00 pm
Mother Augustine puts all her energy and musical talent into her students. She helps Alice, a young music prodigy; realize her aspirations until a public education system is introduced in the 1960s, putting the future of the convent in jeopardy.

Directed by: Léa Pool

MA VIE DE COURGETTE (MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI)
Thursday March 23rd at 7:00 pm
Courgette (Zucchini) is an intriguing nickname for a 9-year-old boy. Although his unique story is surprisingly universal. After his mother's disappearance, Courgette is befriended by a police officer Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this strange, at times, hostile environment. Yet with Raymond's help and his new-found friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and might find true love.

Director: Claude Barras
Writers: Gilles Paris (novel), Céline Sciamma (screenplay) 
Starring: Gaspard SchlatterSixtine MuratPaulin Jaccoud

La Femme et le TGV (The Woman and the Train)
Thursday March 23rd at 7:30 pm
A touching story between a lonely woman and a TGV train driver.

Director: Timo von Gunten
Writers: Timo von GuntenTimo von Gunten
Starring: Julie DrayJane BirkinViola von Scarpatetti

For more information click here

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