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Byrd Theatre brings the French Film Festival online with Cinematheque Virtuelle

Posted at 4:17 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-27 08:02:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Byrd Theatre is bringing their French Film Festival online with the launch of a new virtual series, Cinematheque Virtuelle.

The series will include a selection of new releases and french film favorites streamed through the theatre's virtual screening room.

The Alliance Francaise Richmond has graciously partnered with the Byrd Theatre to bring this French Film Series to life.

The Cinematheque Virtuelle French Film Series opens May 27 with “On a Magical Night” and opens with two films on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and additional film each day through June 2. The complete series will run through June 9th.


May 27

On a Magical Night, French Rom-Com

May 28

New French Shorts 2020, a collection of short films

The Perfect Nanny, From Rendezvous with French Cinema 2020/Acclaimed Thriller

May 29

Papicha, Cannes Film Festival and Cesar-Award Winning Drama

Deerskin, Black Comedy/Thriller

May 30

Someone Somewhere, From Rendezvous with French Cinema 2020/Acclaimed Indie Drama

Alice, South By Southwest Grand Jury Prize Winner

May 31

Tezzeka, Comedy/Drama for Moroccan/French Cuisine Foodies

June 1

Rififi (1955), Classic: French Film Noir

June 2

Band of Outsiders (1964), Classic: Godard’s Unofficial Sequel to Breathless

The Byrd Theatre launched the Virtual Screening Room [] in March and has been looking for interesting films to share with its patrons. The screening room allows people to rent the films, view from the comfort of their own home during Virginia’s Stay at Home order, and help the Byrd Theatre monetarily. The individual distribution companies are splitting the net revenues from rentals with the Byrd Theatre.