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A local Silicon Valley non-profit to support
the homeless and thoe with mental health issues
We give 1% of our profits to ACT
The French Film Club of Palo Alto has been founded by a group of lovers of the French cinema, to share their passion and emotions towards 'le 7eme art'. We believe that movies are beautiful conveyors of culture, through humor, emotions, references to history. We are certain that the values conveyed by the rich French cinematographic scene can be shared and discovered by everyone, whether you speak French or not. The club is opened to everybody, young, old, French or not.
The Club has been structured as a non-profit organization and it stands for the following values:
We think that cinema is a powerful form of artistic expression, a manifestation of universal beauty and humanism. Le 7eme art, in all its beauty, is a form of expression glorified by aesthetics and artistic sense. We love beautiful movies, with a strong emphasis on artistic creation.
We believe that any form of creation bears a part of the culture that gave birth to it. In times where people communicate and share information with the entire world, it seemed important for us to share this unique cultural contact with France. You do not have to be French to enjoy it, and if you are French, it still gives you a fresh look on your culture, as it is perceived from outside.
Watching a movie should before all be a pleasant adventure. Movies make us laugh, cry, react, but in the end, it should always be an experience to share with others. We are striving to make the French Film Club a convivial place to enjoy movies, but also to discuss and exchange thoughts around a glass of 'Perrier' or 'Bordeaux' and a slice of delicious bread and some cheese.