LSU hosts annual all-night French cinema event

Eighth annual event planned Friday night

The Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU will present the Eighth Annual LSU Night of French Cinema: une nuit blanche à Baton Rouge! on Friday.

The all-night cinematic event, now a tradition for the center, returns to the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts from 6 p.m. Friday until dawn Saturday.

The evening begins with an aperitif and charcuteries, followed by servings of French wine and cheese, baguettes, pastries, and desserts between each screening, ending with a French breakfast of croissants, baguettes and coffee.

The center will show four films, each of which humorously or dramatically depicts French and Francophone culture. In addition to the box office hit “La Grande Vadrouille (Don’t Look now…We’re being shot at!),” the night will also include “La Grande Illusion,” “Les Tontons Flingueurs (Monsieur Gangster),” and “Le Mépris (Contempt).”

All films are in French with English subtitles.

Tickets must be purchased through the Manship Theatre Ticket Desk either in advance or the night of the festival. To purchase tickets, call (225) 344-0334 or visit manshiptheatre.org.

Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and include admission to all films and refreshments.

For further information, contact the Center for French and Francophone Studies at (225) 578-6589.

LSU Center for French and Francophone Studies