Tuesday, March 6, 2012

French Film Festival 2012



Whenever it seems like things are settling down, always look toward the calendar; there’s always something right around the corner! And this month is no different; March brings the arrival of the VCU French Film Festival at the end of the month. Starting Thursday March 29, the Festival kicks off the 20th Anniversary of the occasion at the historic Byrd Theater in Carytown with two special free screenings Avoir 20 ans dans les Aurès by René Vautier at 7:30 pm and Héroïnes by Gérard Krawczyk at 9:40 pm. The Festival carries on through Sunday April 1 with more than 2 dozen short films and full length French features. To get the full scoop on the heralded event check out the prepared schedule at http://frenchfilmfestival.us/2012-film-festival-schedule
The Festival began in 1993 at Virginia Commonwealth University and is now jointly sponsored by the University of Richmond as well. The festival is touted as the largest festival of French film in the US and tens of thousands have made their attendance in the years since its creation.
Various French and American actors, directors and industry personnel will be in attendance, though the list of actors has not been released, and will actively engage the audience in question and answer sessions following the screening of their films. We encourage guests to make an appearance if their schedules are permitting and absorb a bit of exotic culture while its here.  Maury Place at Monument is within walking distance of Carytown's historic Byrd Theater.

Mac Pence and Jeff Wells
your Richmond Virginia Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers at Maury Place at Monument