Mary Tutwiler

Night at the movies, en français

by Mary Tutwiler

Francophone film buffs have a new venue to watch everything from au courant documentaries to animation to classics of French cinema. The Acadiana Center for Film and Media , a new non-profit dedicated to advancing local films and helping aspiring film makers get their feet wet is sponsoring the Tuesday night screenings. The series will kick off the first installment with a film titled Revivre a la Nouvelle-Orleans, directed by Vanya Petrani Vignes.The French language documentary film follows a dozen francophone New Orleanians as they reconstruct their lives immediately after Hurricane Katrina, and then one year later. The free screening is on Tuesday, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the theatre inside the Acadiana Open Channnel building at 700 Lee Avenue, downtown. For more info, call Beth Chauvin at 315-3586.