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Tournées French Film Festival: Shreveport, Louisiana

Week-long festival at the Robinson Film Center in Shreveport, featuring six French films and a dinner with the Consul general of France in Louisiana, Mr. Vincent Sciama.

Prizes available for frenquent movie-goers. If you see four of festival films, you'll recieve a Robinson Film Center coffee mugs. Five movies? An RFC tote-bag. And if you see all six, you’ll be the proud new owner of a beautiful RFC t-shirt.

Dinner with the French Consul: Join the new Consul General of France in Louisiana, Vincent Sciama, for a delicious French dinner and a discussion about French cinema and culture.
6 p.m. November 15, $30 (includes Things to Come screening)

(all movies in French with English subtitles)

Friday, November 10:
3:35 p.m. School of Babel
5:40 p.m. Love at First Fight
7:45 p.m. Things to Come

Saturday, November 11
1:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
3:30 p.m. Love at First Fight
5:35 p.m. Things to Come
7:45 p.m. The Connection

Sunday, November 12
1:45 p.m. Louise by the Shore
3:30 p.m. School of Babel
5:30 p.m. The Connection

Tuesday, November 14
5:30 p.m. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
7:30 p.m. The Connection

Wednesday, November 15
5:30 p.m. Love at First Fight
6:00 p.m. Dinner with French Consul
7:45 p.m. Things to Come

Thursday, November 16
3:55 p.m. Louise by the Shore
5:40 p.m. School of Babel

About the Films:

Beauty and the Beast: Director Jean Cocteau’s film is a masterpiece of French cinema, a fantasy that Cocteau said was “for grown-ups who haven’t lost their childhood.” Romance/Fantasy, 1946, 93 min., NR.

The Connection: If you loved The French Connection, then don’t miss this side of the story told from the perspective of real-life French cop, Pierre Michel (Jean DujardinThe Artist). Crime, 135 min., R.

Louise by the Shore: When Louise misses the last train out of a seaside resort, she builds a hut on the beach and settles in with a raggedy talking dog and memories of her childhood. Animation, 75 min., NR.

Love at First Fight: He expects nothing; she prepares for the worst. He likes a good laugh. She fights, runs, swims, pushes herself. It's a love story. Or a story of survival. Or both. Romance/Comedy, 98 min., NR.

School of Babel: School of Babel follows a year in a Paris schoolroom for children who have recently immigrated to France and triumphs in capturing the diversity of their experience. Documentary, 90 min., NR.

Things to Come: Academy Award winner Isabelle Huppert (Elle) is a high school philosophy teacher who remains committed to her intellectual pursuits as her personal life crumbles. Drama, 102 min., PG-13.

Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. Additional support comes from Centenary Film Society, the Consulate General of France in New Orleans and the Community Foundation of North Louisiana.