Ovation celebrates Bastille Day with French-inspired programming on July 14th, 2016
By Gabrielle Pantera
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 2016/7/13 – “With a special programming lineup, custom Versailles-centric content on linear, digital and social, and French-inspired branding throughout Bastille Day, our Pardon Our French! event is designed to get viewers excited about Ovation’s biggest series to date: Versailles,” says Ovation EVP of Network Strategy Liz Janneman. “We have also launched a dedicated website with a ton of information about the series, the cast, and the history of Versailles, as well as behind-the-scenes and exclusive content you won’t find anywhere else.”
French independence day is being celebrated by Ovation TV. It’s only the beginning of the run up to the new drama series Versailles, to premiere October 1st, 2016. Movies, documentaries and exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes footage from Versailles hosted by Tygh Runyan (“Fabien” in Versailles).
The Art Of: Versailles provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Ovation’s groundbreaking series and offers The Most Incredible Facts About Versailles trivia. Sneak peek of new footage from Versailles.
Thursday July 14th 2016
8 am ET and 12 pm ET – The Real Versailles (documentary)
9 am ET – The Rise and Fall of Versailles, Part 1: Louis XIV, The Dream of a King (documentary)
10 am ET – The Rise and Fall of Versailles, Part 2: Louis XV, The Palace of Pleasure (documentary)
11 am ET – The Rise and Fall of Versailles, Part 3: Louis XVI, Versailles: Countdown to Revolution (documentary)
1 pm and 7:30 pm ET – Le Divorce, starring Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts. French vs. American social customs and behaviors are observed in a story about an American visiting her Frenchman-wed sister in Paris in this film directed by James Ivory.
3:30 pm and 10 pm ET – Before Sunrise, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Written and directed by Richard Linklater, this is the first of a film trilogy that follows Jesse, an American man, and Celine, a French woman, who meet on a train in Europe and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna.
5:30 pm and 12am ET – Before Sunset, starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke. Written by Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke and Richard Linklater, and directed by Richard Linklater, this film picks up nine years after the first as Celine and Jesse encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse’s book tour.