The Sacramento French Film Festival Opening Night Film: Invisibles

SFFF PRESENTS

The Sacramento French Film Festival Opening Night Film: Invisibles

Fri, June 21, 2019

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Crest Theatre

Sacramento, CA

$16.00 - $17.00

The Sacramento French Film Festival Opening Night Film: Invisibles
The Sacramento French Film Festival Opening Night Film: Invisibles
The 2019 Sacramento French Film Festival is back at the Crest Theatre for its 18th edition on June 21-23 & 28-30! For more information on the entire Sacramento French Film Festival program, and ticket and pass options, visit www.sacramentofrenchfilmfestival.org. Tickets and passes will be available at the door, and the Festival website explains the advance purchase options. Tickets to the opening night film are available here, through the Crest Theatre/Ticketfly.

The 2019 Sacramento French Film Festival opens on Friday, June 21, with Invisibles (Les Invisibles), a film filled with humor and hope that was a big hit in France.

Envol (meaning “taking flight”) is a homeless day shelter for women in the bleak north of France. It is run by women: Manu, Audrey, Angélique and their new volunteer, Hélène. They genuinely care for the women who line up at the gates every morning. The shelter offers a warm shower, a hot meal, camaraderie, and counseling. But the city declares that Envol is not helping enough women get off the streets and that it must close in three months.

Audrey, Manu, and the others decide to make the best out of these final months and do whatever it takes to help their girls one last time. That includes bending the rules.

Invisibles successfully mixes comedy with a documentary approach. Real-life homeless women humorously portray characters similar to themselves. That includes Adolpha van Meerhaeghe. Like the woman she plays – Chantal, maybe the most memorable character in the film – she served time in prison for killing her violent husband.

This sensitive, feel-good comedy is about a topic that is very relevant right here in Sacramento.

Doors at 6:00 p.m.
Screening at 7:00 p.m.

Following the screening, stay for a Champagne and dessert party included in the price of admission.
Venue Information:
Crest Theatre
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA, 95814
http://crestsacramento.com/