A selection of the best French short movies of the year, LA screenings


On January 22, 2011 at 7:30PM, les Lutins du Court-métrage 
(The Leprechauns of the Short Film) will present a selection of the best French short movies of the year with English subtitles at the Theater Raymond Kabbaz.

For eleven years, les Lutins du Court-Métrage have been working to promote and disseminate short films to a wider audience. Les Lutins’s annual, cinematic Tour of France presents emerging film talent in cinemas around the country and presents a selection of these films abroad.

Supported by numerous partners, including the French Ministry of Culture, the National Center of Cinematography (CNC), the Mayor’s office of Paris and the National Theater of Chaillot, Les Lutins du Court-Métrage promotes the emergence of young directors, actors and actresses who will be making the films of tomorrow (over the past ten years, Lutin shorts have offered a first look at filmmaker François Ozon, actors  Jérémie Rénier, Ludivine Sagnier, Sylvie Testud and more. “Le Mozart des pickpockets” by Philippe Pollet-Villard, awarded “Lutins” for best short film and best scenario in 2007, won the 2008 César and the Best Live Action Short Film Oscar.

The 215-seat Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is the only theater in Los Angeles dedicated to programming French language film, musical and theatrical live performances. The non-profit Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents performances by international artists year round, and is a place of expression for students and teachers at Lycée Français de Los Angeles.

Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, 10361 West Pico Boulevard between Beverly Glen and Kenwood.
Tickets: $15 adults / $10 students, available online at www.theatreraymondkabbaz.com or by calling (310) 286-0553.


About Author

Robin Menken

Robin Menken Robin Menken lives in Los Angeles. She was the Artistic Director of the Second City Workshops, taught at UC Berkeley, USC, Barcelona\'s Ateneu and the Esalin Institute. She was Roberto Rossellini\'s assistant, and worked with Yevgeny Vevteshenku, Glauber Rocha and Eugene Ionesco. She sold numerous screenplays and wrote the OBIE winning The FTA SHow (touring with Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Ben Vereen.) She was a programming consultant and Special Events co-ordinator for numerous film festivals, including the SF, Rio, Havana and N.Y Film Festivals. Her first news outlet was the historic East Village Other.

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