Indie art-house theater Cinema Paradiso is, like, South Floridas very own Epcot. On nights that showcase Around the World in 80 Nights, Cinema Paradiso (503 SE Sixth St., Fort Lauderdale) turns into a full-blown country sometimes continent! by showing that places cinema, art, and food. Its already featured Peru, Turkey, and Guatemala, and starting at 5:30 p.m. this Tuesday, the ethnic culture will be France. The evening will begin with petite French sandwiches. There will be the cheese, pate, and eggplant; all food will have a French faire to it and be provided by Alliance Francaise of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The consul general of France, Gaël de Maisonneuve, will speak about French culture and traditions. The featured film will be nothing other than Cedric Kaplischs Paris. The plot: As a man waits for a heart transplant, hell reconnect with his family and decide to change how he will live his final days. A vendor, who works at an open-air market, will question life: Hes recently split from his wife. A professor will search for an Earth-shattering romance. Admission if free, but youll have to buy the food and drink à la carte if you want to eat. Call 954-525-3456, or visit fliff.com.
Tue., March 9, 5:30 p.m., 2010