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Monday, September 8, 2014

Voilà! French Film and Music in Burlington City Hall Park

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click to enlarge Cumulonimbus zaniness in Mood Indigo - BURLINGTON CITY ARTS
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With a free program of film and live music this Thursday, Burlington City Arts reminds us that summer ain't over yet. Or should we say, l'été n'est pas encore fini?

An evening for Francophiles and art lovers of all kinds, the event in Burlington's City Hall Park features music by renowned Franco American performer Michèle Choinière, and the screening of several short films as well as acclaimed director Michel Gondry's recent feature, Mood Indigo.

Choinière, who grew up in northern Vermont, has released several albums of folk music and has been recognized as a "master artist" — she received a Governor's Heritage Award in 2007.  

click to enlarge Michèle Choinière - BURLINGTON CITY ARTS
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  • Michèle Choinière
Mood Indigo, whose story invokes the Duke Ellington classic of the same name, is a surreal and rapturous romance that will surely delight fans of le cinéma excentrique.

The cast is led by Amélie star Audrey Tautou, whose character in this film develops an affliction that could only occur in a magical realist work: a flower growing in her lungs. The film was nominated for three 2014 César Awards — the French equivalent of the Oscars.

Food trucks sent forth by the ubiquitous ArtsRiot will encircle the park to accommodate the hungry crowd.

Vive l'été!

Disclosure: Seven Days is one of the sponsors of this Films on the Green event; others include the University of Vermont Department of Romance Languages and Linguistics, the Vermont International Film Foundation and the Vermont Council on World Affairs.

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  • Snowstorm or interstellar travel? (Mood Indigo)

A Night of French Film and Music, Thursday, September 11, City Hall Park in Burlington. Music begins at 6:30 p.m.; film starts at 8 p.m. Rain date: Friday, September 12. Free. burlingtoncityarts.org


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Mood Indigo (L'ecume des jours)
Rated NR · 125 min. · 2014
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Director: Michel Gondry
Writer: Michel Gondry, Luc Bossi and Boris Vian
Producer: Luc Bossi
Cast: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, Charlotte le Bon, Sacha Bourdo, Philippe Torreton, Vincent Rottiers and Laurent Lafitte

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Ethan de Seife

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Ethan de Seife was an arts writer at Seven Days from 2013 to 2016. He is the author of Tashlinesque: The Hollywood Comedies of Frank Tashlin, published in 2012 by Wesleyan University Press.

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