It is Springtime in Paris and that must mean it is time for the new crop of French films to arrive here at the Director’s Guild for the annual COLCOA (City of Lights & City of Angels) film festival which begins today and runs through April 25.

This is one of the few film festivals I attend religiously (or maybe I should say addictively) because some films are screened here in the US only at this festival and some are new releases with their writers, actors, or directors on hand to answer audience questions after the screenings. Remember that this is a French film festival so that means happy hour films with wine served before the screenings, and maybe you will begin to understand why this festival is so much fun. Some discussion panels are free (as are some movies) and ticket prices are $10 per film with free parking at the building, so why not enjoy some French fare this week?