This year Women in Film Dallas is doing something different with the Chick Flicks Summer Fix. We’re putting our money where our mouth is to champion the opening weekend of the movie GEMMA BOVARY. It’s funny. It’s French. It’s female directed.
Anne Fontaine helms this romantic comedy screening at the Angelika Dallas on Friday, June 26 at 7:45 pm. WIFD group tickets are $7 if purchased by June 25.
Join fellow WIFD members at 6:30 pm in the Angelika café for a meet and greet. Then grab your seat with a friend or make a new one.
Opening weekends are critical for a movie’s success. Let’s support our filmmaking sisters with the power of our purse!
6:30 P - Mix & Mingle
7:45 P - Screening
ABOUT THE FILM
Martin, an ex-Parisian well-heeled hipster passionate about Gustave Flaubert who settled into a Norman village as a baker, sees an English couple moving into a small farm nearby. Not only are the names of the new arrivals Gemma and Charles Bovery, but their behavior also seems to be inspired by Flaubert's heroes.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
As a teenager Anne Fontaine studied dance and philosophy and while still dancing was picked to play Esmeralda in the 1980 theatrical production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. She continued with acting and became known for her roles in comedies. An opportunity to assistant direct came in 1986. Fontaine's first project as solo director won the 1993 Prix Jean Vigo. She wrote and directed the successful Nettoyage à Sec (Dry Cleaning) which won the Best Screenplay award at the Venice Film Festival 1997. This year she directs her 15th production.