Date & Time 
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event Location 
Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga
Event Description 

The French Film Festival, a month long festival opens on Thursday, March 1 with Coco Avant Chanel (Coco before Chanel).  Anne Fontaine’s thoughtful exploration of the pre-fame life of the world’s greatest fashion designer focuses on Coco Chanel during the Belle Epoque. The film opens in 1893 with a powerfully grim scene of 10-year-old Coco and her sister unceremoniously dumped at an orphanage and ends around World War I, a few years before the Chanel empire is launched.

Free admission for students, $3 general public

All films subtitled in English.

Support for the Tournées Festival is provided by

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs / The Centre National de la Cinématographie

Event Contact 
Helga Lenart-Cheng, Ph.D.
Department of Modern Languages
Saint Mary's College
Moraga, CA 94575
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