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City of Lights, City of Angels

City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival

Los Angeles is known for its blockbuster entertainment filled with high-speed chases, special effects and big-name actors and actresses, so what better place to promote films of value from around the globe?

City of Lights, City of Angels (COL•COA) Film Festival will feature films released in France over the past year. The weeklong festival will feature more than 50 films, including 32 features, 20 shorts and the North American premiere of Heartbreaker (L’Arnacoeur), a romantic comedy starring Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis, directed by Pascal Chaumeil. Other films include Gainsbourg: Je t’aime…Moi Non Plus, which will be presented at COL•COA a day after its North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival; The Concert, a box office comedy hit in France; and In The Beginning, an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The panel series Happy Hour Talks returns this year featuring topics ranging from foreign film distribution to the influence of the French New Wave, and for the first time, the COL•COA audience will be invited to a “Blind Date with a French Film”—a free surprise screening of a North American premiere on Tuesday, April 20.

All screenings will be in French with English subtitles. For more information, visit

When: April 19 to 25, 2010

Where: The Directors Guild of America Theatre, 7920 Sunset Blvd.

Admission: Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $7 for seniors and members of American Cinematheque, ASC, ICG, Film Independent, LACMA, SAG, and Women in Film.


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