(January 26, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary Film Society Begins Spring Schedule January 26

Films shown at Robinson Film Center to focus on French Cinema

SHREVEPORT, La.—The Centenary Film Society will begin its spring 2010 schedule Tuesday, Jan. 26 and will feature 14 award-winning independent, international and documentary films, with a special emphasis on French Cinema

The spring series is open to the public, with screenings at the Robinson Film Center, 617 Texas Street, in downtown Shreveport. All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is $5, free for students with Centenary id.

The Centenary Film Society will open its spring 2010 schedule tonight with the French film "Paris," a comic drama that the New York Times says "sprawls invitingly across the screen like a glowing Impressionist painting."

After opening with Paris, the French Film Series includes the documentary The Beaches of Agnes on Tuesday, Feb. 23 and the thriller The Girl on the Train on Tuesday, March 23. The series concludes with a French Film Weekend Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11 featuring two classic films by the comic actor/director Jacques Tati (M. Hulot's Holiday and Playtime), a new animation film for all ages, A Town Called Panic, and the documentary La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet.

Other films in the spring series include a wide variety of international films from Italy, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Australia, Chile, and Japan, as well as independent documentaries from the United States.

According to Centenary student director Anna Medica of Alexandria, La., "This spring's series will be one of the biggest and best that the Film Society has presented in its 26 years of operation. Most of the films that we'll show will have their Louisiana premieres in our series. I'm also especially excited about partnering with the Robinson Film Center; the theater experience there is outstanding."

For more detailed information on the films, see The Robinson Film Center's site for the Centenary series at:

For more information, contact Jefferson Hendricks, Professor of English and Film Studies at email or 318.820.1414.

The complete schedule of films for the spring 2010 Centenary Film Society:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 26: Paris (2008; France. 130 mins. in French w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 2: Flame & Citron (2008; Denmark. 132 mins. in Danish and German w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9: Four Seasons Lodge (2009; USA. 97 mins. in English, Yiddish, and Polish w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23: The Beaches of Agnes (Les Plages d'Agnès) (2008; France. 110 mins. in French w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Mar. 2: Bright Star (2009; United Kingdom/Australia. 119 mins.)
  • Tuesday, Mar. 9: Il Divo (2009; Italy. 110 mins. in Italian w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Mar. 23: The Girl on the Train (2010; France. 104 mins. in French w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Mar. 30: The Maid (2009; Chile. 95 mins. in Spanish w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Apr. 6: Still Walking (Aruitemo Aruitemo) (2008; Japan.114 mins. in Japanese w/subtitles.)
  • Saturday, Apr. 10, 1:30 p.m.: M. Hulot's Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot) (1953; France. 83 mins. in French w/subtitles.)
  • Saturday, Apr. 1, 3:30 p.m.: A Town Called Panic (Panique au Village) (2009; Belgium/Luxenbourg/France. 75 mins. in French w/subtitles.)
  • Sunday, Apr. 11, 1:15 p.m.: Playtime (1967; France. 124 mins. in French w/subtitles.)
  • Sunday, Apr. 11, 3:30 p.m.: La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet (La Danse:Le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris) (2009; France/USA. 154 mins. in French w/subtitles.)
  • Tuesday, Apr. 13: No Impact Man (2009; USA. 93 mins.)

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.