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Sacramento French Film Festival to screen cartoonist film to ‘stand for freedom of speech’

French-language documentary “Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy” is directed by Stéphanie Valloatto.
French-language documentary “Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy” is directed by Stéphanie Valloatto. Courtesy of the Sacramento French Film Festival

On Jan. 28, the Sacramento French Film Festival will present a French-language documentary about a very timely subject: the role of the satirical cartoonist.

The 2014 film “Cartoonists: Foot Soldiers of Democracy,” directed by Stéphanie Valloatto, includes interviews with 12 cartoonists from around the world.

The film, which will screen at 6:30 p.m. at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre, does not feature Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, but the screening is a tribute to them and other victims of last week’s Paris terrorist attacks.

The French Film Festival will screen the documentary to “stand for freedom of speech and democracy,” festival executive director Cécile Downs wrote in a press release.

Sacramento State professor Kevin Elstob will moderate a post-screening panel discussion. Sacramento Bee cartoonist Jack Ohman is on the panel.

Tickets are $11.75 general, $10.75 seniors and adults, and are available at the Crest box office (1013 K St.) or through Ticketfly.com.

Call The Bee’s Carla Meyer, (916) 321-1118. Follow her on Twitter @CarlaMeyerSB.

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