Bastille Day-State Theatre July 14

Bastille Day Celebration & Petit French Film Fest Join the State Theatre for a celebration of the storming of the Bastille with a petit French Film Festival replete with replicas of the Eiffel Tower, complimentary croissants, and more than three hours of subtitles — mon Dieu! We’re using an uprising in France223 years as an excuse to gather for food and fun with fellow cinema-loving Francophiles. Unlike other commemorations of this banner day in Paris in 1789, there are no military parades or plans to re-enact the beheading of Marie Antoinette, at least not at this time. Instead, you’ll enjoy a croissant and strawberry preserves, a glass of Champagne (or mimosa), compliments of the house, music, and back-to-back films — and all for only $12. An event sure to leave you cheering Vive La France, and looking forward to Bastille Day at The State again next year. In The House (Dans la maison – 2012) Rated R – 1 Hr. 45 Min. (Digital) In French with English subtitles In writer/director François Ozon’s (Swimming Pool) dramatic thriller a 16-year-old boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student from his literature class and writes about it in essays for his French teacher who is intrigued by this gifted and unusual student. However, the boy’s intrusion sparks a series of uncontrollable events. Germain’s wife Jeanne (Kristin Scott-Thomas), a contemporary art gallery director, avidly follows Claude’s semi-imaginary escapades, while Rapha’s mom is Claude’s object of desire. “A celebration of storytelling’s power.” – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal “Ozon’s latest film is one of his best.” – Anthony Lane, The New Yorker Starbuck (2011) Rated R – 1 Hr. 49 Min. (Digital) In French with English subtitles Starbuck stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak a lovable, 42-year-old slacker who receives life-changing news: His lover announces her pregnancy and 142 people, all of whom are the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father. “It’s silly and a bit sappy, but it works… Crowd-pleasing.” –Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post “Utterly endearing.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune “Ends up turning into a moving slice of midlife.” – Keith Phipps, Time Out New York Sunday, July 14, 2013 Doors at 12:30 p.m.; Films begin at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $12

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