You can start today at the Seventh Annual Perrier French Film Festival at Cinema Paradiso (503 SE 6 St., Fort Lauderdale). The all-day event begins at 11:30 a.m. with free croissants and coffee. (If youre a bohemian, youll take the coffee scorching black and sip it with a practiced scowl.) There are four films in the lineup, all of them direct from France. The Grocers Son is the tale of a city-slicker who must return to his somnambulistic rural hometown to take over his fathers grocery business. Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris is a musical revue, and Two Lives, Plus One is a romantic comedy. Closing the day at 5:15 p.m., Off and Running promises to be the most exciting film. In it a middle-aged carjacker gets tied up with the mistress of a government minister, and unfortunately for both of them her history in international arms dealing has caught up with her. Now shes fleeing the North Koreans. The day concludes at 7:00 p.m. with a very bohemian Wrap Party. Tickets to each film cost $9 or less, and admission to the party costs $25. Call 954-525-3456, or visit www.FLIFF.com.
Sun., July 27, 2008