Save the date! Films on the Green at MIT and Vermont
FILMS ON THE GREEN MIT
After a successful edition last year, Films on the Green returns to New England this fall. Inspired by Films on the Green in New York, this film event is completely free and open to all. This year, Films on the Green at MIT, co-presented by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in the U.S., MIT France (MISTI), and MIT Global Studies and Languages, will take place at the Dertouzos Amphitheatre at the MIT Stata Building (32 Vassar Street, Cambridge). In case of rain, th screening will take place indoors. All movies will be screened in French with English subtitles.
Music and food at 7:00pm
Film begins at 7:30pm
Friday, September 12th at 7:30pm:
OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (OSS 117 : Le Caire, nid d’espions)
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius (2006)
OSS 117 stars acclaimed actors Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Béjo
A refreshing comedy and hilarious spoof on the spy genre, this film stars Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin as secret agent OSS 117 and illustrates his many adventures in Egypt in 1955.
“A miracle! Esthetic, with an acute sense of photography…OSS 117 revives the elite entertainment genre.” Les Cahiers du Cinéma
Saturday, September 13th at 7:30pm:
Directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi (2007)
Persepolis illustrates young Marjane Satrapi’s struggle against repression
This animated film tells a poignant coming-of-age story, amidst war, repression and family tragedy, of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl. Still relevant today, her story is moving, exhilarating, and depicted beautifully.
“...whimsical and daring, a perfect expression of the imagination’s resistance to the literal-minded and the power-mad, who insist that the world can be seen only in black and white.” The New York Times
FILMS ON THE GREEN VERMONT
This film event is completely free and open to all. This year, Films on the Green in Vermont, co-presented by the Cultural Service of the French Embassy in the U.S. and UVM’s Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics will take place at the Burlington City Hall Park (149 Church St, Burlington, VT). In case of rain, the screening will take place Friday, September 12th. If so, there will be a notification on this website before noon on the 11th. All movies will be screened in French with English subtitles.
Music and food at 6:30pm
Film begins at 8:00pm
Thursday, September 11th at 8:00pm:
Mood Indigo (L’écume des jours)
Directed by Michel Gondry (2013)
Acclaimed actors Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris star in this romance
This film tells the tale of a young couple living in a surreal Paris. The couple’s joyous courtship is tested by an unusual and deadly diagnosis. Starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, and adapting the classic novel by Boris Vian, Mood Indigo is a true return to form for director Michel Gondry: an exuberant celebration of his trademark craft, ingenuity and distinct visual style.