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Theatre Raymond Kabbaz will present "A Week of French Language in Cinema" from March 18 to March 22.

The theater will be showing a different foreign film each night, all in French with English subtitles, according to the event's Facebook page.

The event kicked off with a reception in the courtyard in front of the theater, with plenty of appetizers and beverages.

The Facebook page also indicates which movie will be playing each night.

After the final film, there will be a reception, which was sold out before the first night began.

Some people attending the reception were unaware of the featured films.

"I'm not sure what is playing," said Francine Vaught, who came to the event with her husband because they enjoy French films. "It's free, so you can't beat that."

Other attendees were excited about all the films that will be showcased throughout the week.

"I am planning on only catching a few of the nights of the festival, because I have to work," said Deborah Wilson, an event attendee. "But I am a big fan of all French films. I wish I could watch them all."

Wilson said she has attended the festival in the past, and has watched many other films that the theater shows, and has never been disappointed by the selection.

The film festival is free. To attend, those interested must RSVP at

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz is located at 10361 W. Pico Blvd.

The movies being shown are "Sister," directed by Ursula Meier and made in Switzerland, "Seducing Doctor Lewis," directed by Jean-François Pouliot and made in Canada, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," directed by Robert Guédiguian and made in France, "On the Sly," directed by Olivier Ringer and made in Belgium, and "Laurence Anyways," directed by Xavier Dolan and made in Quebec.

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