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THE AMER­I­CAN PAV­IL­ION: AL­WAYS A HIT IN CANNES

THIS year, the Amer­i­can Pav­il­ion, is cel­e­brat­ing its twenty eighth year as the epi­cen­ter of Amer­i­can hos­pi­tal­ity, at the Cannes In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Helmed by founder Julie Sisk, the Amer­i­can Pav­il­ion, “aims to be the pre­miere des­ti­na­tion on the Croisette for fes­ti­val go­ers to re­lax and catch up on work be­tween screen­ings, or have a bite or a glass of wine on the sea-side ter­race, or catch one of the many in­for­ma­tive pan­els and talks,” she said. Am­pav’s stu­dent pro­gram also con­tin­ues this year with “young peo­ple from all over the world join­ing us for spe­cialised pro­gram­ming and in­tern­ships dur­ing the fes­ti­val,” she adds. The Am­pav pro­gram this year in­cludes pan­els from film­mak­ers and stars of var­i­ous films in­clud­ing Bright Lights, with Car­rie Fisher and Deb­bie Reynolds, Lov­ing, One Week a Day, and Mean Dreams. The main­stay of the pro­gram, the Roger Ebert Con­fer­ence Se­ries, in­cludes panel dis­cus­sions and in-con­ver­sa­tions with film­mak­ers, tal­ent and top in­dus­try lead­ers. Topics cov­ered in­clude VR and Sto­ry­telling; Women In Film; The Mu­sic of Cannes; The State of Doc­u­men­tary Film; Amer­i­can Pro­duc­ers In Cannes; Short Film Fi­nanc­ing, and Value, Tal­ent, and In­ter­na­tional Cast­ing. Am­pav’s Queer Night, which has be­come the big­gest and only gay dance party event tied to the Fes­ti­val, is al­ways a hit in Cannes. Lu­mi­nar­ies that have taken part in The Pav­il­ion over the years in­clude: film­mak­ers Ron Howard, Fran­cis Ford Cop­pola, Martin Scors­ese, Quentin Tarantino, Wong Kar-wai, Spike Lee, Billy Bob Thorn­ton, and stars Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Amy Poehler, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, James Franco, Uma Thur­man, Amer­ica Fer­rera, An­jel­ica Hus­ton, Michelle Wil­liams, Jes­sica Chas­tain, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci, Whoopi Gold­berg, Holly Hunter, Andie Mac­dow­ell, Robert Du­vall, and Matt Lauer. The Amer­i­can Pav­il­ion in­cludes a Red Car­pet Ter­race, a beach side view of Cannes. De­sign el­e­ments of the Pav­il­ion in­clude hand­crafted wall­pa­per by Far­row & Ball. The Pav­il­ion also has a res­tau­rant and bar that pro­vide fast ser­vice with a smile, and are open to all fes­ti­val badge hold­ers af­ter 6 pm most evenings; a cof­fee bar; free Wifi and charg­ing sta­tions; a media ter­race with a panoramic view of the Riviera; the Emerg­ing Film­maker Show­case; the Culi­nary Pro­gram fea­tur­ing chefs from across the US and Canada; The Amer­i­can Pav­il­ion World­wide Stu­dent Pro­gram; and public and pri­vate rental for par­ties and re­cep­tions. Liza Fore­man

The Amer­i­can Pav­il­ion at­tracts pro­fes­sion­als and fes­ti­val go­ers from around the world.

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