City of Lights • City of Angels


February 21, 2012

The annual  week of French Films in Hollywood is coming to the DGA from April 16-23. These screenings (except Opening Night) are free to all DGA Members and One Guest. Guild members may RSVP at (323) 993-5755 or


City of Lights • City of Angels (COL•COA) presents an eclectic array of the latest French productions, showcasing the vitality and the diversity of the third largest film industry in the world. All films are presented for the first time in Los Angeles, including U.S. and North American premieres.


This year, COL•COA will honor Director Julie Delpy on April 19th, with a premiere of her new film The Skylab, a special screening of 2 Days in Paris and a one-hour conversation with her as part of the COL•COA Happy Hour Talks, a series of industry discussions followed by a complimentary reception.


COL•COA gave Director Alexander Payne carte blanche to program one of his favorite French films in the 2012 Classics series. His choice is Marcel Carné’s iconic 1938 romantic drama Hôtel Du Nord, starring Louis Jouvet and Arletty.

There will also be a special screening of Le Sauvage (1975), directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, starring Yves Montand and Catherine Deneuve. The film was restored by the Cinemathèque française, in partnership with the Franco-American Cultural Fund.

For the complete schedule of this year's
City of Lights • City of Angels screenings
visit their website at

City of Lights • City of Angels is presented by The Franco-American Cultural Fund, a partnership of the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music, and the Writers Guild of America, West. COL•COA is also produced in association with France’s Writers, Directors and Producers Association (L’ARP), the Los Angeles Film and TV Office of the French Embassy and Unifrance.