Films on the Green @ MIT

Sept. 13-15, 2013
Directly inspired by the successful Films on the Green in New York, this open film series in Boston offers students, French families, Francophiles and cinephiles alike a unique platform for sharing French culture and artistic achievement.

Films on the Green @ MIT, a free and open French film series co-presented by the Cultural Service of the French Consulate, MIT France (MISTI) and MIT Foreign Language and Literature Department, will take place on Kresge Lawn at 48 Massachusetts Avenue (right across from 77 Massachusetts Avenue). All movies will be screened in French with English subtitles.

Snap Four, a jazz manouche group, will be performing prior to the film screenings! Since emerging out of the Boston gypsy jazz scene in 2011, their music has been called engaging, delightfully rich, and infectious. Their interesting arrangements and fresh new take on this lively genre have been opening ears throughout New England. Make sure to come early to check out their music!

Live music begins at 6:45
Film begins at 7:30

Selected Screenings:

The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort), directed by Jacques Demy, featuring Catherine Deneuve and Gene Kelly, will be screened on Friday, September 13th. This 1967 French musical film takes place over the course of one weekend in the seaside town of Rochefort, where a fair is coming to the town square. Two young girls, twins, Delphine and Solange, both musically talented, long to find true love. As it so happens, Etienne and Bill arrive in town, and need the twins help with a song and dance-number. The Young Girls of Rochefort was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Original Score (Original or Adaptation).

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8 Women (8 Femmes), directed by François Ozon, will be shown on Saturday, September 14th. This dark comedy revolves around an eccentric group of eight women as they gather to celebrate Christmas in an isolated, snowbound manor. They unanticipatedly discover Marcel, the family's patriarch, dead with a knife in his back. Similar to Clue to some extent, every woman is trapped in the house and becomes a suspect, each having her own motive and secret. Danielle Darrieux, Fanny Ardant and Isabelle Huppert star in this 2002 adaption.

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Love Songs (Les Chansons d'amour) by Christophe Honoré is a contemporary musical film, officially selected for the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Three young French lovers express themselves through musical numbers, attempting to find a balance. Suddenly, a fourth person enters the relationship and passions surge. Starring Louis Garrel, Ludivine Sagnier and Clotilde Hesme. Love Songs will be screened Sunday, September 15th.

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