French Cinémathèque

A showcase of contemporary French cinema, presented in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. Screenings are held every 3rd Wednesday at the Avalon and every 2nd Tuesday at the Embassy of France.

Learn more about scheduled events at www.frenchculture.org.

Upcoming Films

The Unknown Girl
(nr) 107 min
in French with English subtitles

One evening after work hours a young doctor allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It’s only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgotten.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Dec 20 at 8PM
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The Sweet Escape
(nr) 105 min
in French with English subtitles

Middle-aged graphic design company manager Michel loves planes. Day and night he dreams of life as an airborne explorer. Then one day a photograph stops him dead in his tracks. Kayaks – they could almost be planes, planes without wings. Seized by a sudden crazy impulse, Michel orders the whole package online: canoe, paddles… everything he needs for an expedition. His wife Rachelle encourages him to set out alone on his escapade. So what if he’s never rowed a boat in his life?

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One Show Only!
Wed, Jan 17 at 8PM

Showing Today Wed, Dec 13

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Admission: $12.50 Adults, $9.25 Matinee Shows, $9.75 Seniors (62+), $10.00 Students, $9.50 Children (12 & under) and Military, $8.25 Avalon Members, $7.25 Seniors who are Avalon Members.
Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

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