THE HAPPY HOUR TALKS
If you are planning to see a film at COLCOA, come earlier and attend a Happy Hour Talk from Tuesday to Saturday.
The panel series Happy Hour Talks, programmed at 4:00 PM (3:50 PM on Friday and 6:00 PM on Saturday), presents topics of interest to industry professionals and cinephiles.
From Tuesday to Friday, each panel is followed by a complimentary reception in the COLCOA lounge. (for panel attendees only) Panel attendees also have priority access to the theatres for the next screenings.
FREE ADMISSION – NO RESERVATION - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. You must be 21+ to attend. No late entry allowed in the panel after 4:30 pm (4:15 pm on Friday)
(Panelists subject to change)
Tuesday, April 25
Truffaut Theatre 4:00 pm
MEET THE TALENT!
French filmmakers and Actors are invited to talk about American Cinema and how it has influenced them.
Moderated by Wade Major - KPCC
- Stéphane Brizé (writer – A Woman’s Life)
- Patrick Bruel (actor – A Bag of Marbles)
- Bruno Dumont (writer, director – Slack Bay)
- Claude Lelouch (writer, director, producer – Everyone’s Life)
- Philippe Lioret (writer, director – A Kid)
- Valérie Perrin (writer – Everyone’s Life)
- Lambert Wilson (actor – The Odyssey, Corporate)
Wednesday, April 26
NEW FORMATS, NEW SUPPORTS, NEW AUDIENCES FOR FOREIGN PROGRAMS IN THE U.S.
How do we bring American audiences to Foreign TV, Web Series, and Virtual Reality? Film Festivals like COLCOA no longer simply premiere films for the big screen, as television and the web have become vibrant spaces for cinematic works. While digital technologies continue to affect consumption patterns, how can American distributors reach new audience for contents produced overseas?
Presented in association with Unifrance and TV France International.
Moderated by Pat Saperstein - Deputy editor, Variety
Sophie Ansel - writer/director of VR film Out of the Blue
Dan Berger - President Oscilloscopes Laboratories (Polina)
Francois Scippa Kohn - President Distrib Films U.S. (A Kid)
Vincent Leclecq - Director Audivisual Programs Centre National du Cinema
Richard Lorber - President Kino Lorber Films (Slack Bay, A Woman's Life)
Thursday, April 27
Focus on a Filmmaker: Stéphane Brizé
One hour discussion with the Palme d’or nominated writer-director of The Measure of Man and Cesar winner writer of Mademoiselle Chambon, following the screening of Not Here to be Loved and before the Premiere of his new film A Woman’s Life.
Moderated by Wade Major - KPCC
Friday, April 28
Jean-Pierre Melville’s legacy.
Following the screening of Le Cercle Rouge and the world Premiere of restored A Day in Clown Life, this panel will celebrate the 100th anniversary of le French father of the Film Noir genre and his influence on American writers/directors
Moderated by Peter Debruges - Chief Critic editor, Variety
Presented in association with the Jean-Pierre Melville Foundation.
Saturday, April 29
6:00 pm ~ 7:00 pm
Focus on a Film Score Composer: Jean-Claude Petit
A One-hour discussion with the composer of Dalida (in competition for the COLCOA Awards 2017), Face, Cyrano de Bergerac, Manon of the Spring and Jean de Florette.
Moderated by Alejandra Norambuena Scira, Executive Director of the Franco-American Cultural Fund.
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