Sunday, April 25, 2010

Screening of Le Couperet & Cake!

The Sacramento French Film Festival presents an exceptional screening of Le Couperet (The Ax) by Costa-Gavras, followed by a champagne reception and Q&A with Professor Elstob on Thursday April 29th, 2010 at 7:30pm at the Crest Theatre (1013 K Street).

I have been commissioned to do the cake for the reception. Yes, there will be a delectable cake in celebration of the screening and the upcoming Sacramento French Film Festival!

$15 in advance / $20 at the door. Ticket includes film, reception and post-screening discussion with our favorite Kevin Elstob, Professor of French at CSUS.

Advance Tickets available at no fee at the Crest Theatre.

Based on the novel by celebrated novelist Donald E. Westlake, a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America Society, Le Couperet (2005) is a dark social comedy & thriller that tells the topical story of a middle-aged chemist (remarkable deadpan comic José Garcia) who, after having been fired following the merger of his company and having remained unemployed for three years, decides to improve his chances on the job market by literally eliminating his competitors…

Le Couperet, nominated for 2 French César Awards in 2006, was never released in the U.S. Chan-wook Park (Thirst), one of Korea’s best directors, will direct a remake of this amoral tale in 2011.

The screening is made possible by the support of the French Cultural Services in San Francisco, Cultures France, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Boudin Bakery,, and The Crest Theatre!

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