The Sacramento French Film Festival and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra will screen a 1928 silent French comedy - Un chapeau de paille d'Italie - by René Clair, accompanied by a new musical score by French composer Raymond Alessandrini.
Crest Theatre, 1013 K street, Saturday January 29 at 8pm. Note this presentation will also take place on Sunday January 30 at 2pm.
The Sacramento French Film Festival is offering YOU a special discount to their one-of-a-kind Cinema-Concert, featuring a Silent Comedy and Live Music performed by the Sacramento Philharmonic!
The Sacramento French Film Festival presents a one-of-a-kind event: the North-American premiere of An Italian Straw Hat (Un Chapeau de paille d'Italie, 1928), one of the most famous and funny French silent film directed by acclaimed René Clair, with new musical score.
Music will be performed live by twelve musicians from the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra -including an accordion player of course! Raymond Alessandrini, French composer of the new score, who will travel from France especially for the occasion, will conduct the orchestra.
A married woman and her lover in the bushes of the Bois de Vincennes - An Italian Straw Hat
Based on a play by vaudeville playwright Eugène Labiche, An Italian Straw Hat is a highly entertaining typical French farce: Fadinard is on his way to his wedding when his horse eats the hat of a married woman who was spending time with her lover in the bushes of the Bois de Vincennes... To avoid her dishonor, Fadinard must find the very same rare hat, made out of straw from Italy. This will greatly disturb his wedding plans… for our guilty pleasure.
The horse that ate the hat... An italian Straw hat
Famous film critic Pauline Kael described An Italian Straw Hat as “One of the funniest films ever made... so expertly timed and choreographed that farce becomes ballet.”
There will be only two performances of this fun-filled and one-of-a-kind event featuring a rare 35mm restored print from the French repository of film archives, the Cinémathèque Française.
Seating is Reserved so order your tickets NOW to get the best seats in the house!
$30 General Admission/ $25 for Sac Phil subscribers, TEMPO members, Alliance Francaise members.
To benefit from the discount, use the password "AMIS" when ordering your tickets (online, by phone or at the Crest).
Tickets are available at
- Tickets.com - Order here now!
- By phone at 1-800-225-2277
- In person at the Crest Theatre. Tickets purchased at the Crest Theatre do not incur any fee.
The wedding party - An Italian Straw Hat