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“Qui est La Collectionneuse?” La Collectionneuse — the woman who collects — is the totemic hostess of Cinefamily’s new monthly cinematic salon for lovers of French film and culture. For her monthly soirée, La Collectionneuse opens her private cabinet de curiosités to share pearls of cinéma français –from rare shorts and scopitones to feature film discoveries.–followed by sparkling conversations, artistic installations, and delightful libations, all enjoyed in our own little backyard guinguette! For La Collectionneuse isn’t just collecting her beloved objets d’art to fascinate and entertain you, she’s gathering her favorite people….if you’re lucky, maybe she’ll collect you!


A Jules et Jim Picnic (Off-site at Barnsdall Art Park) – Sunday, Sept. 11th: 5:30pm


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Le père Noël est une ordure

12/15 - 7:30PM
$12/free for members

Co-presented by the French Film and TV Office

Madcap hijinx spiral to distasteful heights, while pratfalls blend seamlessly with domestic abuse, in this frosty carol-cum-eulogy for that piece of garbage, Father Christmas (the title’s literal translation). Two well-meaning but inept volunteers get stuck working the phones at a suicide hotline on Christmas Eve. When their mentally unbalanced callers decide to pay them a visit, their yuletide quest to bring hope to the disenfranchised snowballs into a manic spree of sexual misadventure and holiday-induced violence. The cast is populated by vaunted members of Le Splendide – the French equivalent of Second City – and the film’s untethered, schizophrenic style contrasts their sketch-style profanities with a masterfully rendered, iridescent Parisian night-world. Like the film’s boozed up, gun-toting santa who distributes strip-tease pamphlets to children, Le père Noël est une ordure gleefully reminds us that Christmas is the most wonderful time to kill yourself.

Dir. Jean-Marie Poiré, 1982, Blu Ray, 88 min.

Watch the Cinefamily original trailer!