Films on the Green, an outdoor French Film Series.

Films are shown at the Dertouzos Amphitheater behind the Stata Building (32 Vassar Street) – Rain location: 34-101.

September 11, 2015

Yves Saint-Laurent – directed by Jalil Lespert

French food & social begins at 7 pm – Films start at 7:30 pm

Starring Pierre Niney (who won a César Award for Best Actor for this part), Guillaume Gallienne, Charlotte Le Bon & Laura Smet, Yves Saint Laurent is a sumptuous drama exploring the turbulent personal and professional lives of the great French couturier. Shot on location in Paris and Morocco, it also features original clothes from the Yves Saint Laurent haute couture collection archive.

Free screening / Open to all

September 12, 2015

Girlhood – Directed by Céline Sciamma

French food & social begins at 7 pm – Films start at 7:30 pm

Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood is an insightful and powerful “coming-of-age story” about a young girl, Marieme (Karidja Touré), growing up in the housing projects outside Paris. Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, drops out of school and starts stealing. The film was commended for its groundbreaking representation of women in the banlieues, rarely portrayed on the French silver screen, and its astute depiction of adolescence.

Films brought to you by MIT-France, the French Consulate in Boston, MIT Global Studies and Languages, Le Club Francophone.