THE COMPETITION (Le concours)
First show: May 24
“The extraordinary achievement of Claire Simon’s latest film relies on its ability to
capture power at work… The Competition is a potent film.” – Film Comment
Co-presented by the
Alliance Française San Francisco!
Claire Simon, one of France’s leading documentarians, gives an enlightening all-access tour behind the scenes at France’s premiere film school, La Fémis, during its long and exhaustive admissions period, during which thousands upon thousands of would-be filmmakers are evaluated for their qualifications for forty cherished slots. Her captivating film shows us heated discussions among selection committee members, entrance interviews, and other forms of evaluation in this unique glimpse into the operation of a state-run institution officially—if quite imperfectly—representing the French Republican values of equality.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
NOTE: FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
Roxie Theater trailers play during the 30 minutes prior to showtime.