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Festival and Program

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2007 Schedule

Byrd Theatre

Wednesday, March 28

7 – 10:30 p.m.

The Phantom of the Cinémathèque by Jacques Richard
(screening of the three-and-a-half-hour version)
Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 29

7 – 10 p.m.

The Phantom of the Cinémathèque by Jacques Richard
(screening of the 52-minute version)
Followed by a round table tribute to Henri Langlois (founder of the French Cinémathèque) with Jacques Richard, Jean Roy and Robert Tregenza.
Free and open to the public

Friday, March 30

2 – 5 p.m.

Master Class filmmaking lecture with French director Gérard Krawczyk
Free and open to the public

6 p.m. La Vie est à nous!
  Discussion with French director Gérard Krawczyk and French actress Josiane Balasko.
8:30 p.m. Bamako
  Discussion with director Abderrahmane Sissako
11:20 p.m. Nos jours heureux

Saturday, March 31

8 a.m.

First Short Film Series begins

Bonbon au poivre
Coup de foudre
Qui sommes-nous?
Demain la veille                                   

Discussion with French director Marc Fitoussi, French producer Olivier Gastinel, French directors Béatrice Pollet, Julien Lecat and Guillaume Martinez
10:30 a.m.

Discussion with French director Cédric Kahn

1 p.m. 

Le Passager de l’été

  Discussion with French director Florence Moncorgé-Gabin and French actor Gregori Derangère.
3:30 p.m. Presentation of the 2007 French Delegation. Introduced by His Excellency Jean-David Levitte, the French Ambassador to the United States, and presided by French director Claude Miller.
4 p.m.  Jean-Philippe
Discussion with French director Laurent Tuel
7 p.m. Official Reception at the Renaissance Conference Center.
8:30 p.m. Gala dinner at VCU’s Historic Scott House.
11:30 p.m        L’Homme de sa vie
Discussion with French director

 Sunday, April 1

8 a.m. 

Second Short Film Series begins

Voie d’eau
Même les pigeons vont au paradis
Périphérique blues
Le Petit Martin
Made in Taiwan
Mon dernier rôle

Discussion with French directors Stéphanie Machuret and Matthieu-David Cournot, French producer Simon Vannes, French director Slony Sow and actress Pauline Delpech, French directors Violaine Bellet, Alexandre Mehring and Olivier Ayache-Vidal



10:30 a.m.

Les Amitiés maléfiques
Discussion with French director

12:50 p.m.

Coup de sang
Discussion with French director Jean Marboeuf and French actress Sandrine Le Berre.

3 p.m.  Dans la peau de Jacques Chirac
Discussion with French directors Karl Zero and Michel Royer.
5:10 p.m. Closing ceremony with French Delegation
5:30 p.m

Je vais bien, ne t’en fais pas
Discussion with French director Philippe Lioret


The Byrd Theatre is located at 2908 W. Cary St. in Richmond. A parking deck is located directly behind the theatre.

Official reception
The official reception for all festival pass holders (student, faculty, regular and VIP pass plus) will be held on the evening of Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 7 p.m. at the Renaissance Conference Center (107 W. Broad St.). Valet parking will be provided to all pass holders.

Gala dinner
The Gala dinner for VIP plus pass holders will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at 8:30 p.m. at VCU’s Historic Scott House (909 W. Franklin St). Special parking on both sides of W. Franklin St., from Laurel St. to Harrison St. (two blocks), has been arranged exclusively for Gala dinner guests (VIP plus pass holders).






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