02/25/2013 03:23 PM
BATON ROUGE – The Center for French and Francophone Studies at LSU is proud to 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 to the
Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday,
March 9, 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; 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
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:
6:00 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.
6:00 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 www.manshiptheatre.org.
For further information, contact the Center for French and Francophone Studies at 225-578-6589 or visit www.lsu.edu/cffs.
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013