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French Film Festival City of Lights, City of Angels Hits LA in April

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 9, 2013 at 1:38PM

The 18th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL*COA) returns to L.A. and the Directors Guild Theater in 2014. A Week of French film premieres will unspool from April 21-18.
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'The Attack'
'The Attack'

The 18th annual City of Lights, City of Angels (COL*COA) returns to L.A. and the Directors Guild Theater in 2014. A Week of French film premieres will unspool from April 21-28.

Last year the festival screened Ziad Doueiri's “The Attack,” which scored three awards (Audience Award, LAFCA Critics Special Mention and Coming Soon Award) and was released in the U.S. by Cohen Media Group to more than 1.7 million.

This article is related to: The Attack, Ziad Doueiri, COL*COA, Festivals, Foreign


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.