GoModesto – USA et France

USA and France Together
By Chris Murphy
USA independence day was helped by the French, thanks to the Treaty of Alliance and a Treaty of Amity signed between the USA and France in 1778. This was a huge boost to our revolutionary war effort. So was as Americans should also celebrate Bastille Day, and we can do that at our historic State Theatre.

Cinema and Crepe-loving Francophiles unite! Gather at The State the annual Bastille Day Bash and Petit Film Fest, an event inspired by an uprising in France 227 years ago. Unlike other commemorations of this banner day in Paris in 1789, now celebrated as Fete de National all across France, there will be no military parades or plans to re-enact the beheading of Marie Antoinette. Instead David Bradford and his associate, Chef Maria Mora, will delight you with their crepe-making (in the French classical tradition) while you select your toppings (Nutella, Grand Marnier, caramel sauce, preserves and more) ~ all compliments of the house, of course! Music this year will be by the talented young harpist Brooke Cannedy whose repertoire includes French classical works and folktunes, and works by Debussy and Ravel.

Bastille Day Celebration & Mon Petit French Film Fest
Sun. July 10 Tix are $15

Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse (My Golden Days): (R) 2 Hrs. (Digital) In French with English subtitles Arnaud Fait Son 2e (Paris, Love, Cut): (R) 1 Hr, 20 Min. (Blu-ray) In French with English subtitles.



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About the Author:

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.