RED CARPET SCREENING AND PARTY
French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th St. between Madison & Park Aves.
Tuesday, March 6, $14, 4:00 & 7:30
The ninetieth Academy Awards will be given out tonight, but there is also excitement building for another highly anticipated movie contest, the conclusion of FIAF’s two-month CinéSalon series “Best Actress: A César-Winning Showdown.” On Tuesday nights from January 9 to February 20, the French Institute Alliance Française presented films featuring nine of France’s finest actresses, each of whom has won the coveted César for Best Actress. On March 6 at 4:00 and 7:30, the winner will be announced with a special surprise screening and wine and beer reception (in addition to Champagne at the later show), and attendees are encouraged to come in festival attire. The outstanding nominees are Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani, Nathalie Baye, Emmanuelle Riva, Romy Schneider, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Sandrine Bonnaire, and Isabelle Huppert. FIAF has offered a hint about the film that will be screened, starring the audience-voted favorite César winner ever: “This French cinema gem will keep you at the edge of your seat and make you laugh too.”