How to Rendez-Vous with hot tickets at the Film Society


Maybe it’s the sexy accents. Maybe it’s the sense of superiority that comes from seeing new César Award-bedecked French cinema before anyone else even hears about it. Maybe it’s because it’s cheaper than flying to Paris. But year after year, Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is one of our most popular programs.

That can lead to some frustrating encounters with the sold-out sign. But fear not the hordes of Francophone cineastes! The filmlinc blog spoke with sources within the Film Society’s ticketing department to get you these exclusive tips on snagging prime seats to this yearly Gallic extravaganza.

First off, last minute tickets should become available to some of this weekend’s hottest seats: SÉRAPHINE (winner of seven Caesars!), EDEN IS WEST (Costa-Gavras in person!), and THE JOY OF SINGING (Opera! Espionage! Love!).

You can always show up before a screening, sold out or otherwise, and tickets may become available to the standby line immediately prior to showtime. Just remember,  it’s Cash Only at the box office.

Further, lots of interesting films are not yet sold out. This weekend:

With a Little Help From Myself: [Sat Mar 7: 4:10] [Mon Mar 9: 1 & 6:15] This pointed social satire immerses the viewer into the world of African immigrant Sonia and the housing project where she lives. When Sonia’s ne’er-do-well husband suffers a fatal heart attack on the day of her daughter’s wedding she hatches a plan with her elderly white neighbor Robert to bury the body and keep the dead man’s pension. Thus begins an unlikely relationship between two of contemporary France’s most marginalized groups, immigrants and the elderly.

Check back next week for a spotlight on some more Rendez-Vous selections you don’t want to miss.

But remember, you didn’t hear it from us.

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