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The 21st annual COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is here, presenting nine days of premieres at the Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. Some highlights from the first few days of the fest: L’OPÉRA—a documentary about the Paris Opera, and a worthy complement to Frederick Wiseman’s La Danse (2009)—screens Tuesday evening, April 25 at 5 pm. Later that night, rustic […]


"PARIS LA is born of shared perspectives. It’s a project, like a love story, that comes from the feeling of being in one place, thinking about another. A place between two cities, between scenes, between people, that exists only in the space of our imagination. In Paris, dreaming of the Pacific. Speaking French in LA. And it’s as true as a clear blue sky above us."—Dorothée Perret, editor, publisher and founder (Paris, November 9, 2008)

Nicole Shalhoub and Denver Milord (foreground); Gina Torrecilla, Cristina Gerla, Brittney S. Wheeler, and Kurt Quinn (left to right, background) in the Coeurage Theatre production of Failure: A Love Story.
Photograph by Craig Schwartz.
© 2017 Craig Schwartz


Founded in 2009 by a dozen graduates from Cal State Fullerton, the Coeurage Theatre Company embodies the spirit of kids-putting-on-a-show with masterful comic timing and lyricism. FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, by Philip Dawkins, was originally produced by the company in 2015, and is now back on the boards in an energetic revival directed by Michael […]