LSU Night of French Cinema: une nuit blanche à Baton Rouge
|Shaw Center for the Arts|
BATON ROUGE – The Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU is proud to present the Eighth Annual LSU Night of French Cinema: une nuit blanche à Baton Rouge. Now a well-established center tradition, this all-night cinematic event returns to the Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, March 7, from 6 p.m. until dawn.
Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and include admission to 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, ending 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 “La Grande Vadrouille” (Don’t Look Now … We’re Being Shot At!), the cinematic spectacle will also include three more outstanding selections – “La Grande Illusion” (Grand Illusion), “Les Tontons Flingueurs” (Monsieur Gangster) and “Le Mépris” (Contempt).
All films are in French with English subtitles. Therefore, no experience with the French language is necessary to enjoy this great 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: “La Grande Vadrouille” (Don’t Look Now … We’re Being Shot At!) (132 min)
9:45 p.m. Intermission: French cheese and wine
10:45 p.m. Second film: “La Grande Illusion” (Grand Illusion) (114 minutes)
12:45a.m. Intermission: French pastries and desserts
1:30 a.m. Third film: “Les Tontons Flingueurs” (Monsieur Gangster) (105 minutes).
3:15 a.m. Intermission: Coffee
3:45 a.m. Fourth film: “Le Mépris” (Contempt) (103 minutes)
5:45 a.m. Breakfast: croissants, baguettes and coffee.
6 a.m. End
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 their website www.manshiptheatre.org.
For further information, contact the Center for French and Francophone Studies at 225-578-6589.