Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sacramento Honors World's Coolest Movie Star Jean Gabin with a Two-Film Tribute.
If you plan on being in Northern California between Friday, June 18th and Sunday, June 27th, 2010, why not head to the 9th Annual Sacramento French Film Festival (www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org)?
Held at the historic Crest theater, this two-weekend festival will screen eight new French films and four great classics.
Two of the classics, director Julien Duvivier’s 1937 masterwork Pepe Le Moko and Henri Verneuil’s 1970 The Sicilian Clan star none other than the great French movie legend Jean Gabin.
Charles Zigman (me!), author of the new book World’s Coolest Movie Star: The Complete 95 Films (and Legend) of Jean Gabin, Volumes One and Two, will be on-hand to introduce the two Gabin films, and if you miss Pepe Le Moko and Sicilian Clan on Saturday the 26th (Pepe Le Moko screens at 11:00am, and Sicilian Clan unspools at 1:20pm), both films will be repeated on Sunday the 27th – Sicilian Clan at 10:15 am and Pepe Le Moko at 1:00pm.
At the time this posting goes to press, Mary Moncorgé, granddaughter of Jean Gabin, is also scheduled to make an appearance at one or more of the screenings.
On Sunday, author Zigman will even host un Petit Dejeuner – a French breakfast in honor of Jean Gabin – prior to the 10:15 am screening of The Sicilian Clan.
There’s also an Opening Night Reception on Friday, June 18th and a Closing Night Party on Sunday, June 27th.
More more information about the Festival (including a full screening schedule), to purchase tickets, and to learn about a great hotel to stay at if you visit Sacramento, go to
The Crest Theater is at:
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-3803
Looking forward to meeting you at the Crest Theater for The Sacramento French Film Festival!