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The 1D edition of “Gramat Sphere” festival is organized from May 19 to 22, 2022 at the “L’Atelier” cinema in Gramat and in other places in the city. L’comic book author and director Pascal Rabaté is the guest of honor at this new festival.
“Gramat Sphere” Festival
In 2021, at the initiative of the Town Hall of Gramat, various events around the theme of animals were held in municipal structures: media library, cinema, youth space, extracurricular activities… This operation brought together multiple actors such as the Parc Animalier de Gramat, artists and cultural associations.
Building on this success, the Town Hall decided to renew this experience and chose the theme of cinema for 2022.
This theme was chosen for two reasons: the desire to revive and revitalize cinema activity, which has been undermined by the current health context; the ambition to bring together and involve actors and living forces of the territory by putting it and its inhabitants at the heart of the project (associations, traders, communities, etc.).
1er Gramat film festival, entitled “Gramat Sphère”, will therefore take place from May 19 to 22. The heart of this festival will revolve around a varied cinematographic program of which gastronomy will be the common thread. Many animations will support the film proposals throughout the weekend.
Opening of the festival on Thursday May 19, 2022 at 5 p.m.: at 6 p.m., screening of the film “Green Sun” by Richard Fleischer (science fiction thriller, 1973 – duration 1 hour 37 minutes); at 9 p.m., screening of the film “AO the last Neanderthal” by Jacques Malaterre (2010 – duration 1 hour 24); at 10:30 p.m., discussion with Marylène Patou Mathis, prehistorian, research director at the CNRS, technical advisor for the film AO, specialist in the behavior of Neanderthals and the first modern humans in Europe.
Friday, May 20: from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual reality and Retro Gaming at the Salle de l’Horloge; at 6 pm, screening of the documentary “Artists of Glacial Times in Quercy” by Jean-Pierre Baux and co-produced by the Racines d’Alvignac association (2004 – duration: 52 minutes); at 7 p.m., discussion with Gauthier Trumel, mediator in prehistory and prehistorian of art; at 9 p.m., screening of the film “Adam” by Maryam Touzani and Nabil Ayouch (drama, 2020 – duration 1 h 41).
Saturday May 21: at 10 a.m., screening of Marona’s Extraordinary Journey by Damien Anca (animated film – 2020 – from 6 years old – duration 1 h 32); at 10 a.m., Romanian gourmet tastings; from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., dry stone workshop in the cinema car park; from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., virtual reality and Retro Gaming at the Salle de l’Horloge; at 3 p.m., screening of the documentary “La cuisine en patrimoine” by Mounia Meddour (2009 – duration 52 minutes); at 3 p.m., Moroccan gourmet tastings; from 3 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. at the C. Brouqui school, workshops for children on the theme of prehistory led by speakers from the archaeological site of Les Fieux; at 6 p.m., screening of the film “Croman” by Nick Park (comedy animation, 2018 – duration 1h 29); at 9 p.m., screening of the documentary “Animal” by Cyril Dion (2021 – duration 1 hour 45 minutes), followed by a debate led by young people with the presence of specialist speakers.
Director Pascal Rabaté at Gramat
Sunday May 22: from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the C. Brouqui school, “Médias’broc”, multimedia flea market of audiovisual and digital equipment (registration required); from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the library, signing session with Pascal Rabaté, screenwriter and comic book illustrator; from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., photo rally in the city led by the youth space and the municipal green spaces service (document to be collected from the festival reception stand); at 2:30 p.m., screening “The Toothless” comedy by Pascal Rabaté (2020 – duration 1 hour 25 minutes), followed by a meeting with Pascal Rabaté; at 5 p.m., closing of the festival at the Gramat village hall.
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