Jul 082011
 

The 14th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival begins tonight at the Prytania Theatre with a 7:30 p.m. showing of “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life,” equal parts biography of the singer Serge Gainsbourg and “a quintessential time capsule to ‘60’s Paris.”

Sponsored by the New Orleans Film Society and NOLA Francaise, the festival will screen eight French films — a selection of current comedies, thrillers, dramas and the latest work by legendary director Jean-Luc Godard — as well as the Hollywood classic “An American in Paris” through Thursday.

For schedule and showtimes, see the Prytania Theatre, and for descriptions of each film, see the New Orleans Film Society.

  • Gretchen

    Thanks for the information about the 14th Annual New Orleans French Film Festival! That’s great how it starts tonight at the Prytania Theatre with “Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life”; and continues through Thursday with the latest work by Jean-Luc Godard, the Hollywood classic “An American in Paris”, comedies, dramas, and thrillers. The lineup sounds fantastic!

  • dee mollenkopf

    Gainsbourg was huge in France but not very well known here, except for one song. At the time it was risque. The house was almost full except for a few stray seats. Fun evening.

  • Caroline

    Glad they’re showing it again tonight at 5. I can’t wait to see this.