Films on the Lake

June 21 - Sept 16, 2016
Free French film series in Chicago Parks
Films with English or Spanish subtitles

The Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago is presenting a new exciting free outdoor French film series Films on the Lake as part of Kids Trail, a cultural program dedicated to children and families in partnership with the Chicago Park District, Bastille Day Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, the Consulate General of Mexico and The National Museum of Mexican Art with the support of France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago.

As part of the Chicago Park District’s 16th annual free outdoor Movies in the Parks, presented by Bank of America, the French films are shown with English or Spanish subtitles on the big screen over the course of four summer evenings. Each screening is part of a larger celebration, in which musical entertainment and samples of food will be provided in partnership with each park community’s organizations and associations.

Free and open to the public.
All films are in French with English or Spanish subtitles.


Tuesday, June 21, 8:30 pm | Kathy Osterman Beach
Young Girls of Rochefort
By Jacques Demy, 1967, G, 125 min.
Preceded by a performance at 7:30 pm from The Edgwater Singers

Thursday, July 14, 8:15 pm | Montrose Beach
The Rabbi's Cat
By Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesveaux, 2011, PG, 89 min.                                                            
Part of Bastille Day Chicago 2016 starting at 5:30 pm

Sunday, August 21, 8:00 pm | Harrison Park
The Triplets of Belleville
By Silvain Chomet, 2003, PG 13, 78 min.
Preceded by a concert at 7:00 pm by Mariachi Continental Mazamitla

Friday, September 16, 8:00 pm | Harold Washington Park
The Class
By Laurent Cantet, 2008, PG13, 168 min.
Preceded by a concert at 6:30 pm by Lolo Irving and Robert Irving III

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Films on the Lake would like to thank its sponsors and partners:



France Chicago Center, Babybel and Baker & McKenzie

The Edgewater Singers and Mariachi Continental Mazamitla

Special thanks for their support and help to: Joanne Kitsos, Beth Bergmann, Jerry Goodman, Kimberly Webb, Wendy Williams and Eric Williams.