JAMES FRANCOFlorida State University FSU Golden Tribe Lecture Series Presents An Evening with James Franco at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Thursday, April 14 at 7PM.

General public tickets to An Evening with James Franco go on sale April 5 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by dialing 850-644-SHOW (7469) or at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center Box Office. For more information go to All ticket prices are subject to applicable service charges. Event is free to FSU students with a valid ID. Discounted ticket available to FAMU, TCC, and Leon County Schools with valid ID.

Though James Franco’s more popular work may be on the big screen, his passion to learn and explore takes precedence in his life, constantly challenging himself in multiple facets of the industry. Franco’s metamorphosis into the title role of the TNT biopic James Dean earned him career-making reviews, as well as a Golden Globe. Franco earned an Independent Spirit Award as well as nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award and recognition from numerous critics’ associations for his starring role in the critically acclaimed drama 127 Hours.

Franco’s big screen credits include the Spiderman trilogy, Milk, Pineapple Express, Date Night, Your Highness, OZ: The Great and The Powerful, Spring Breakers and This is the End. He previously starred in the critically- acclaimed cult classic Freaks and Geeks and he also had recurring roles on General Hospital and The Mindy Project.

He wrote, directed and starred in the features Good Time Max and The ApeHerbert White, a short film in which he wrote and directed debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010.  The Feast of Stephen, also written and directed by Franco, premiered and won a TEDDY award at the Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Franco directed Saturday Night, a documentary on the week-long production of a Saturday Night Live episode, which originally premiered at SXSW and The Clerks Tale, which premiered at Cannes. Franco wrote and directed a biography on poet Hart Crane called The Broken Tower, which premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Franco has been enrolled at a number of prestigious institutions including University of California at Los Angeles, Columbia University, New York University, Yale University, and Rhode Island School of Design. He has shared his interest in learning, teaching English and film courses at USC, UCLA, CalArts and NYU.

Franco is a published author, penning the compilation of short stories, Palo Alto. He has also released an EP, titled MotorCity, with his band Daddy. He will make his Broadway debut in 2014 in the stage adaptation of Of Mice and Men.

In his free time, Franco partnered with the organizations Art of Elysium, a Los Angeles-based charity that helps children with disabilities, and 826DC, a non-profit dedicated to helping local D.C. students excel.

About FSU Golden Tribe Lecture Series

The Golden Tribe Lecture Series is an academically focused speaker series, which attempts to connect students to outstanding individuals who are either experts in their field or working at the forefront of a relevant political or social issue. The mission of the series is to engage students in issues and dialogue that will positively benefit their overall academic, scholastic, or humanitarian experience.

Past Speakers include:

  • ​Common
  • Ariana Huffington
  • Ron Paul
  • Bill Nye
  • Spike Lee


The Student Government Association of Florida State University provides FSU students with representation, services, and advocacy within the university structure.  SGA provides quality leadership for, and accountability to, its constituency by recognizing the strength that arises from diversity, engagement, and dialogue. SGA supports student’s civic engagement and participation, belonging and inclusion, and traditional community programming through the administration of the students Activity & Service fee.

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