Festival to screen features around the clock
PARIS — Insomniac film buffs with t10 ($13.70) to spare will want to attend the 33rd Deauville American Film Festival.
In conjunction with the Cinematheque Francaise, Deauville plans to screen classic Hollywood pics around the clock from opening night on Aug. 31 straight through to closing night, Sept. 9, without interruption. The ticket will cover the 10-day run, working out to under 7¢ per pic.
“We want to inspire younger people to watch American genre classics and rarities as they were meant to be seen, for a price anybody can afford,” said co-programmer Jerome Lasserre.
Sidney Lumet will preem his latest feature, “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” in the context of a tribute, while Gus Van Sant will enjoy a complete retrospective that will include his lesser-seen shorts.
Pioneering London-born American actress, screenwriter, producer and director Ida Lupino will be the subject of a tribute 12 years after her death.
French helmer Andre Techine heads the jury.
Fest’s full lineup will be announced July 30.