Marinette + Dirt Circus
The State Theatre - Monday, October 30th
- 6:30PM - 6:46PM
- Dirt Circus
- Featured Short Film
- 6:47PM - 8:31PM
- Featured Fiction Film
Join us for Opening Night with Marinette Pichon, directors Virginie Verrier and John Affleck in conversation with Dean Marie Hardin.
Honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month With Us. This Screening Is An Opportunity To Support Centre Safe Whose Mission Is To Empower Survivors Of Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, And Stalking And To Work Toward The Elimination Of Such Violence.
About The Film
Based on the biography Ne jamais rien lâcher, the script traces the career of Marinette Pichon over three decades. Born in 1975, she was the pioneer of French women’s football and one of the greatest stars of that sport in the world. A prodigy discovered at the age of five, she went on to become the first French player to make a career in the United States (men/women combined) and the record holder for the number of goals and selections for the French team (men/women combined). From her childhood, ravaged by an alcoholic and violent father, to the American dream (she was crowned best player and best scorer in the prestigious US league in 2002 and 2003 and “Most Valuable Player” in 2003), via her career with the French team, Marinette paints the portrait of a kid from a working-class background who was not destined for such an extraordinary career path…
About The Film
The story of the auto racing subculture seen through a rivalry at Clinton County Speedway in central Pennsylvania. The film tracks two drivers, and captures the passion, danger and excitement of dirt track racing.
From Oct. 30 – Nov. 5, 2023, The Centre Film Festival will return for a weekend of the finest offerings in contemporary cinema at the State Theatre in State College and the Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg.
We are back to celebrate the magic of storytelling on the big screen and beyond. Join us in honoring multigenerational narratives and sparking meaningful conversations through art, locally and globally. With the historic Rowland Theatre and State Theatre as our backdrop, we’re getting all set to bring you more than 50 Pennsylvania Premieres, 4 United States Premieres, Made in PA films, a night of Thrills and Chills for Halloween, Sports on Screen, World Cinema, Pride on Screen, and an inaugural Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month track… and so much more.
Check back here and centrefilm.org for more information.