To launch the three-day Film Festival, a glamorous evening took place at the Egyptian Theatre last Friday night for the first initiative of its kind from Québec in the city of Angels. The entrance of the theatre was majestically ornamented with a 120 feet long blue carpet, which added a touch of class and Québec style to the venue. Special guests attended the International premiere of Starbuck, such as Québec stars, filmmakers and producers; Denise Robert (Sense of Humour), Daniel Roby (Funkytown), André Rouleau (Funkytown & Startbuck), Sebastien Pilote (Salesman), Ken Scott (Starbuck). Also attended, Mr. François Macerola, President of SODEC (Société de développement des enterprises culturelles) and local Los Angeles stars.
A special selection of the top 7 Québec short films, including the World Premiere of Jean-Pierre Bergeron’s “Alone With Mr. Carter”, was presented on the second day, followed by a double feature of Québec top 2011 Box Office successes: Sense of Humour and Funkytown. Closing night on September 18, presented a double feature of festival favourites: The Salesman and Curling.
This festival was greatly acclaimed by many and discussions are already in progress to make this event an annual one.