Cinema en Plein Air
Parc de la Villette, July 23-August 24 2014
Outdoor movie going at its finest, with international films screened for free at sundown in Parc de la Villette, the cutting edge architectural, music and art hub that's a big part of the recent buzz around north-eastern Paris.
It's the 24th edition of the festival and this time all of the films are based around one chosen theme, which this year is adolescence. You can expect classics ('Lolita' by Stanley Kubrick, 'Carrie' by Brian de Palma) to be screened alongside comedies (Cédric Klapisch's 'Chacun cherche son chat', Riad Sattouf's 'Les Beaux Gosses' and George Lucas' 'American Graffiti'); stories about groups of friends ('17 filles' by Murielle and Delhine Coulin, Michel Gondry's 'The We and The I', and Alan Parker's 'Fame') and about lone wolves (Jerzy Skolimowski's 'Deep End' and Eric Rohmer's 'Pauline à la plage'). Before each film there is a short, taken from a programme curated by the photographer Marion Poussier (www.marionpoussier.fr).