Bastille Day-State Theatre July 14

Bastille Day Celebration & Petit French Film Fest Join the State Theatre for a celebration of the storming of the Bastille with a petit French Film Festival replete with replicas of the Eiffel Tower, complimentary croissants, and more than three hours of subtitles — mon Dieu! We’re using an uprising in France223 years as an excuse to gather for food and fun with fellow cinema-loving Francophiles. Unlike other commemorations of this banner day in Paris in 1789, there are no military parades or plans to re-enact the beheading of Marie Antoinette, at least not at this time. Instead, you’ll enjoy a croissant and strawberry preserves, a glass of Champagne (or mimosa), compliments of the house, music, and back-to-back films — and all for only $12. An event sure to leave you cheering Vive La France, and looking forward to Bastille Day at The State again next year. In The House (Dans la maison – 2012) Rated R – 1 Hr. 45 Min. (Digital) In French with English subtitles In writer/director François Ozon’s (Swimming Pool) dramatic thriller a 16-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher who is intrigued by this gifted and unusual student. However, the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Germain’s wife Jeanne (Kristin Scott-Thomas), a contemporary art gallery director, avidly follows Claude’s semi-imaginary escapades, while Rapha’s mom is Claude’s object of desire. “A celebration of storytelling’s power.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal “Ozon’s latest film is one of his best.” – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker Starbuck (2011) Rated R – 1 Hr. 49 Min. (Digital) In French with English subtitles Starbuck stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak a lovable, 42-year-old slacker who receives life-changing news: His lover announces her pregnancy and 142 people, all of whom are the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father. “It’s silly and a bit sappy, but it works… Crowd-pleasing.” –Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post “Utterly endearing.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune “Ends up turning into a moving slice of midlife.” – Keith Phipps, Time Out New York Sunday, July 14, 2013 Doors at 12:30 p.m.; Films begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $12



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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.