Lunch Ladies To Crash France's Prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Fest - "Try And Stop Us"
Updated: Jan 7
For the past thirty-years the Lunch Ladies have been trying desperately to get to France where cuisine reigns supreme and they'll be able to wear berets without judgement. This year, with their new found "fame" they were sure their dreams would come true at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Fest.
Unfortunately, things did not go as planned... as usual.
When Clermont-Ferrand programmers sent the Lunch Ladies a passenger pigeon telling them that the film was shortlisted and "dear to their heart" but just missed the cut for the competitive section, the ladies said they would crash anyhow - "Try and stop us."
Organizers, justly concerned the Lunch Ladies would create an international scandal, decided to appease the rebellious sisters and screen the film in a special Gastronomic Side Bar - Dinner Is Served!
Said Seretta, enjoying pommes frites with champagne: "We don't give two croissants what the hell they call us - shortlisted, almost made it, bastard children of Clermont-Ferrand we don't care - we are going to France and no one can stop us!"
LouAnne, spreading pâté de foie gras on a Ritz cracker said: "Vive la France! Vive la Clermont-Ferrand! Vive le Johnny Depp!"
The film plays February 2 Opening Night and February 3 -10 in the Retrospective - DINNER IS SERVED!
An Oscar qualifying fest, Clermont-Ferrand is the longest running and biggest film festival in the world dedicated to short films. Second only to Cannes (which the Lunch Ladies say is too snobby for their taste) Clermont-Ferrand boasts over 160,000 attendees and now boasts the Lunch Ladies. The film will screen in Clermont's Special Retrospective Program: Dinner Is Served!