Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St.; www.neworleansfilmfest.com
The French Film Festival presents recent standouts, thrillers and rereleases. A Christmas Carol (1 p.m Sat.) is a dark comedy hit from the New York and Toronto film festivals. A Girl Cut in Two (4 p.m. Sat.) follows a woman's choice between two lovers, and Last Year at Marienbad (3 p.m. Sun.) was an early 1960s art-house classic. All films in French with English subtitles. See the Web site for all films and times. Tickets $8 per film, $6 film society members.