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Watch short films on the couch

“Anatole’s Little Saucepan” is on the Saturday program.
“Anatole’s Little Saucepan” is on the Saturday program. Courtesy Sacramento French Film Festival

Oscar-nominated shorts screenings at the Crest wrap up Saturday. If those shorts sound a bit too international and not specifically French enough, try the Sacramento French Film Festival event happening the same night at Verge Center for the Arts (625 S St., Sacramento). The festival’s eighth winter short-film program will feature animated and live-action shorts nominated for France’s 2015 (Oscar-equivalent) César awards. Film fans can watch from the comfort of the Verge’s “couchbleachers” art installation. The show starts at 7. Admission is $15. Information:, (916) 455-9390.

Carla Meyer