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Triangle Arts and Entertainment is media sponsor for First Night Raleigh’s French film festival

Triangle Arts and Entertainment Magazine proudly announces its media sponsorship of the French film festival for First Night Raleigh.  The event will take place at the Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh on December 31.

Triangle Arts and Entertainment is an online magazine providing news and reviews about local and touring companies in dance, music, theater, visual arts and more.  Read about events at small and large venues for arts lovers of all ages.  The calendar of upcoming events is always full, making it a great resource for anyone living in or visiting the Triangle area.

Madeline  4:30 PM

  • Frances McDormand, Hatty Jones, Nigel Hawthorne
  • TriStar Pictures;
  • Directed by Daisy Von Schlerler Mayer
  • Rated PG; 89 minutes; 1998

In an old house in Paris that was covered in vines, twelve little girls lived in two straight lines. The smallest one in rain or shine was the fearless Madeline, and she is the heroine of this family comedy. MADELINE brings to the screen Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic series of books about a tiny, mischievous schoolgirl.

“MADELINE is divine.”

– Jeffrey Lyons, WNBC-TV

“A delightful family film.”


  • Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn
  • Paramount Pictures; Directed by Stanley Donen
  • Not Rated; 103 minutes; 1957

The dancing of Fred Astaire, the charm of Audrey Hepburn, and the direction of Stanley Donen are combined in this stylish musical about Paris, the world of high fashion photographers, models, beatniks, and love. Filmed on location, with dance sequences at the Eiffel Tower and the Left Bank, this delightful film includes songs by Ira and George Gershwin.

Winner of National Board of Review “10 Best Pictures” (1975); Special Citation for Photographic Innovation; and four Academy Award nominations.

The Triplets of Belleville 9:15 PM

Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy. Noticing that the lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now he is ready to enter the world-famous cycling race, the Tour de France.

However during this cycling contest two mysterious men in black kidnap Champion.  Madame Souza and
her faithful dog Bruno set out to rescue him. Their quest takes them across the ocean to a giant megalopolis called Belleville where they encounter the renowned “Triplets of Belleville,” three eccentric female music-hall stars from the ‘30s who decide to take Madame Souza and Bruno under their wing.

Thanks to Bruno’s brilliant sense of smell, the brave duo are soon on to Champion’s trail. But will they succeed in beating the devilish plans of the evil French mafia?

The connection between the film festival and Triangle Arts and Entertainment is a natural fit given the online magazine’s continued commitment to promote local venues.  Bob Morrow, publisher of Triangle Arts and Entertainment, says “beautiful venue, wonderful shows, all free to learn, explore and have fun.”

Stop by the Triangle Arts and Entertainment booth at the festival to enter an email drawing for a free intimate dinner for two, donated by Saint Jacques French Cuisine, with a value of $100.

First Night Raleigh is Raleigh’s annual New Year celebration and will have a French theme this year.  The event begins at 2 p.m. on December 31st and continues until midnight.  More than 2 dozen venues over a 20-block area will host festivities for adults and children.  For more information about the event visit

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