Seventh Annual “LSU Night of French Cinema: une nuit blanche à Baton Rouge” on March 9

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 Anyways.”

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

For further information, contact the Center for French and Francophone Studies at 225-578-6589 or visit

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013