2017 COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL (April 24 - May 2); Claude Lelouch's "Everyone's Life" to open the festival, Eric Lavaine's new romantic comedy "You Choose" will serve as Closing Night film

by Oliver Carnay

(Hollywood, CA - April 17, 2017) - THE 2017 COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP! This year, a record 82 films, television series, and — for the first time — web series and VR!

On Monday April 24th, the 9-day festival will have the North American premiere of Oscar-winning Writer/Director Claude Lelouch's "Everyone's Life" as its Opening Night film. Celebrating 50 years of cinema, this ensemble film offers a high profile cast of 50 French actors, including Johnny Hallyday and Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin.

The festival will feature new work by leading filmmakers such as Marco Bellocchio, Nicolas Boukhrief, Stéphane Brizé, Bruno Dumont, Lisa Azuelos, Philippe Lioret, Hugo Gélin, Philippe Lacheau, Dany Boon, and more!

The North American premiere of Éric Lavaine's new romantic comedy, "You Choose", starring Alexandra Lamy will close the festival on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Other exciting programs include the After 10 Series, COLCOA Classics, COLCOA.doc, World Cinema Produced by France, Focus on a Filmmaker (Stéphane Brizé), Film Noir Series, French NeWave 2.0, Happy Hour Talks, Jean-Claude Petit

For full lineup and Day-to-day schedule, please browse here: http://www.colcoa.org/program-2017/day-by-day-schedule

Sponsors for the annual COLCOA French Film Festival include The Franco-American Cultural Fund, Directors Guild of America, Sacem, Writers Guild of America, West, Air Tahiti Nui, Dailymotion, TV5MONDE, Variety, AIRSTAR, Barnstormer, KPCC, Los Angeles Times, Barnes International Luxury Real Estate, European Languages & Movies in America, Gaumont, IndieWire, LA Weekly, Sunset Marquis, and Titrafilm.

For more details regarding COLCOA 2017, please log on to www.colcoa.org