The Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU will present the seventh annual “LSU Night of French Cinema: une nuit blanche à Baton Rouge.”
Now a well-established center tradition, this all-night cinematic event returns at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and runs until dawn at the Manship Theatre in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St..
Tickets are $25, general admission; and $15, students. Admission includes all films and refreshments.
The evening begins with an aperitif and charcuteries, followed by servings of French wine and cheese, baguettes, pastries and desserts between each screening; and ends with a French breakfast of croissants, baguettes and coffee.
The Center for French and Francophone Studies will show four films, each of which hilariously or dramatically depicts French and Francophone culture. In addition to the box office hit Starbuck, the cinematic spectacle will also include three more outstanding selections: La Rafle or The Round Up, Eldorado and Laurence Anyways.
All films are in French with English subtitles. Therefore, no experience with the French language is necessary to enjoy this night of fun, food and film.
The following is a schedule of the night’s activities:
- 6 p.m. Cocktails/charcuteries
- 7:15 p.m. Opening ceremony
- 7:30 p.m. First film: Starbuck (109 minutes).
- 9:30 p.m. Intermission: French cheese and wine
- 10:30 p.m. Second film: La Rafle (115 minutes)
- 12:30 a.m. Intermission: French pastries and desserts
- 1:10 a.m. Third film: Eldorado (80 minutes).
- 2:30 a.m. Intermission: coffee
- 2:50 a.m. Fourth film: Laurence Anyways (168 minutes)
- 5:40 a.m. Breakfast: croissants, baguettes and coffee.
Tickets must be purchased through the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk either in advance or the night of the festival.
Call (225) 344-0334 or visit http://www.manshiptheatre.org.
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