With the Crest changing management at the end of the month, everybody is scrambling to have a last moment at the historic theater. The creators of the French Film Festival, a long-held Sacramento summer tradition, are making sure that they, too, get their chance at a goodbye. For the first time, the French Film Festival is happening twice in one year, with the second round being a single-day adieu on Oct. 19. “Marius” + “Fanny,” two dramas that go together, based on Marcel Pagnol plays of the same names, will be kicking the day off, followed by the technicolor musical classic “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.” Between the two features, festival goers can enjoy une petite fête with champagne and cream puffs. While the French Film Festival hopes to be able to return to the Crest again next summer, it’s unclear what will happen to the theater under new management. On the sad chance that this is the last French Film Festival to grace Sacramento (at least for a while), it’s a smart idea to commemorate the festival’s (and the theater’s) history with this mini version. Bon voyage! For more information, see here.
What: Mini Fall French Film Festival
When: Sunday, Oct. 19, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento