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French Films Featured at 2022 Dances with Films Festival


Collage of special guests and the audience at previous festivals

TCL Chinese 6 Theatres
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, US 90028

June 9-19, 2022

Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, Dances With Films Festival will take place from
 June 9-19 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Hollywood.

West Coast Premieres of feature film COVID-19 Ground Zero, documentary Green Forests and the Red Carpet, and short film Cycles are among the French titles presented at the 2022 edition.

In Person Q&As with the filmmakers!

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Fidji and Jérôme, a dysfunctional couple, attempt a robbery at their laundromat.

West Coast Premiere – Saturday, June 11 at 2:45pm
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker!

Director: Maud Bellaïche
Writers: Maud Bellaïche, Claire Boeglin, Jean Gaspa, David Reynié,
Hakim Sebti
Cast: Anaïs Labretonnière, Louis Meuris, Yéri Bérénice Ouédraogo 
France, 2021, 7 min.

Teaser here.

Screening tickets here.

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Green Forests and the Red Carpet 

To help an old botanist in his fight to save the tropical forests, a long-term documentarist decides to go out of his comfort zone and make a movie, reaching a larger audience, with emotions instead of arguments. An adventure begins: the story of a man who decides to make things change. To achieve his goal, he travels to the jungle of the cinema world: Cannes, Berlin, Hollywood….and deep into the most beautiful tropical forests: Papua New Guinea, Amazonia, and Gabon. 

West Coast Premiere – Thursday, June 16 at 4:45pm 
Followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker!

Writer/director: Luc Marescot
Featuring: Juliette Binoche, Thierry Frémaux, Claude Lelouch, Jerome Salle.
France, 2021, 94.5 min. 

Trailer here.

Screening tickets here.

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COVID-19 Ground Zero

Based on true stories from frontline hospital workers. New York City between February and May 2020; the courageous, heart-wrenching account of a dedicated hospital nurse, Jessie, and her boyfriend Andy, a Broadway technician recently laid off, set against the chaotic political backdrop, the pandemic that engulfed NYC and the Black Lives Matter protests. A compelling story of love, compassion and determination. 

West Coast Premiere – Saturday, June 18 at 5pm  
Followed by a Q&A with Laura Weissbecker!

Director: Mustafa Ozgun
Writers: Laura Weissbecker, Mustafa Ozgun
Cast: Laura Weissbecker, Cyril Durel, Brandon Sutton, Audrey Giacomini 
France/USA, 2021, 86.5 min. 

Trailer here.

Screening tickets here.

Since 1998, Dances with Films has grown from presenting a handful of films to nearly 200 each year, from only narrative features and shorts to include the top documentaries, music videos, TV, and more on the circuit today.

See the full 2022 lineup here

More info on Dances with Films Festival here.

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