Cinema Master Class

Cinema Master Class

 Cinema Master Class· in English

Saturday, November 3 at 1:30 p.m.
Free for Members / $10 Non-Members
54 W. Chicago Avenue

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Each year in June, the Champs-Élysées Film Festival celebrates the best of American and French independent cinema on the most famous avenue in Paris. Join us for a freewheeling conversation with the Champs Elysees Film Festival art director Justine Léveque and French film director Samuel Bigiaoui. They will talk to us about the importance of cultural cross-pollination, the independent film scene, the documentary form and the on-going legacy of the Mai 68 event in France. 

Sébastien Levy will moderate.

Samuel Bigiaoui will be with us for the screening of his self-written and self-directed first documentary film, 68, mon père et les clous, which will take place on November 2 at the Alliance.
In addition to being the Artistic & Events Director for the Champs-Élysées Film Festival -the first French-American film festival in France, and the biggest film festival to be held in paris- Justine Lévêque is also a member of the Paris-Chicago Sisters Cities committee.
Sébastien Levy has worked on projects within the realm of cinema, theater, television, and opera working with organizations such as Netflix, as well as the Cannes International Film festival and Luc Besson’s production company, EuropaCorp Group. From casting director, to script consultant, and from producer to artistic collaborator, Sebastien Levy and is now bringing his talents to Chicago after building his reputation in France.
Take in the talk, stay for the apéro!


Samuel Bigiaoui’s film, 68, mon père et les clous / Mai 68, My Father, and some Nails (2017, 84 min.) shown on Friday November 2nd at 5:30 p.m. With English subtitles, in the presence of the director.