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.

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Upcoming Films

(nr) 124 min
in French, Italian, English and Arabic with English subtitles

A powerful biopic based on the fascinating story of Egyptian-born Italian/French music icon Dalida, whose repertoire of hits was as vast and varied as her private life was tumultuous and tragic, with three of her romantic partners committing suicide before her own death by suicide in 1987. With more than 70 gold records, Dalida was the first singer to receive platinum and diamond discs with hits including “Bang Bang”, “Paroles Paroles”, and “Avec Le Temps”. DALIDA is the intimate portrait of a strong, fiercely independent, liberated, complex and talented woman.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Oct 18 at 8PM
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(nr) 117 min
in French, German, English, and Romani with English subtitles

Django Reinhardt was one of the most brilliant pioneers of European jazz and the father of Gypsy Swing. DJANGO grippingly portrays a chapter in the musician’s eventful life in this semi-fictional biopic set in German-occupied Paris in 1943. While many other Romani people are finding themselves the target of racist persecution and being murder, Django believes himself to be safe due to his popularity – until agents of the Nazi propaganda machine demand that he goes on tour to Germany.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Nov 15 at 8PM

Showing Today Wed, Oct 18

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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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