Just got this press release. Good stuff:
Festival International de Louisiane, the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism and the University of Louisiana present Soirées du Cinema. Soirées du Cinema is a films series which will happen every day of Festival International de Louisiane at the Acadiana Center for Film and Media. This year, Soirées du Cinema will kick off on Tuesday, April 21 with a special showing of La Môme – better known in the United States as La Vie en Rose. This film will be shown at Cité des Arts starting at 6:15pm. After the film, there will be a special live musical tribute performance: Tribute to Edith Piaf by MI Scoggin. The live musical tribute performance will begin at 8:30pm. OR after Bach Lunch on Festival Friday, stop by Acadiana Center for Film and Media and watch L'Iceburg (a film from Belgium) at 2pm. Soirées du Cinéma is produced by the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism, UL-Lafayette, for Festival International de Louisiane.
Remember: All Festival International performances and special events are FREE to the public. You can see the full listing of films on the Festival website: www.festivalinternational.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 21
La Môme* (France, 2007, PG-13, 140 mins.)– Better known in the United States as La Vie en Rose – 6:15pm – Cité des Arts – Free
Live Musical Performance: Tribute to Edith Piaf by MI Scoggin (Louisiana/ French Chanson) – 8:30pm – Cité des Arts – Free
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22
"L'Origine de la Tendresse" et Autre Contes* (France, 2004-2007, NR, 95 mins.) – 5:30pm
La Trappe* (Canada, 2008, NR, 20 mins.) – 7:05pm
Film Shorts by the Cinematic Arts Workshop at the University of Louisiana: BeauSoleil House and Raised on Rice and Gravy (US, 2006-2009, NR) – 7:25pm
Short film by the winner of the Acadiana Film Festival (US, 2009, NR) – 8:00pm – Acadiana Center for Film and Media – Free
THURSDAY, APRIL 23
Mooladé* (Senegal, 2004, NR, 134 mins) For mature audiences – 5:30pm – Acadiana Center for Film and Media – Free
FRIDAY, APRIL 24
L'Iceberg* (Belgium, 2005, NR, 84 mins) – 2:00pm
Anything I Catch: The Handfishing Story (Louisiana, 1990, NR, 30 mins) 4:30pm – Acadiana Center for Film and Media – Free
SATURDAY, APRIL 25
Persepolis* (France, 2007, PG-13, 95 mins) – 1:30pm
Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon* (Nigeria, 2004, NR, 53 mins.) – 3:30pm
L'extrême frontière poétique de Gérard Leblanc (Canada, 2006, NR, 77 mins.) – 5:00pm (featuring Louisiana singer-poet Zachary Richard) Acadiana Center for Film and Media – Free
SUNDAY, APRIL 26
Je Chanterai pour toi (Mali, 2002, NR, 76 mins.) – 11:30am
Zydeco (Louisiana, 1986, NR, 57 mins.) – 1:00pm
J'ai Été au Bal (Louisiana, 1989, NR, 84 mins.) – 2:00pm Acadiana Center for Film and Media – Free
* Films presented as part of The Tournées Festival.
Soirées du Cinéma is produced by the Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism, UL-Lafayette, for Festival International de Louisiane. The Tournées Festival was made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture (CNC).