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Films on the Green Presents Elevator to the Gallows Online

Part of Films on the Green 2021

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ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (Ascenceur pour l’échafaud)
Directed by Louis Malle, 1958, 1h32, France
With Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Jean Wall

Music by Miles Davis

Femme fatale Florence Carala and her lover, Julien Tavernier, plan to murder her wealthy husband, Simon–Julien’s boss–and make it look like a suicide. But Tavernier accidently gets trapped in an elevator while leaving the scene of the crime. His unfortunate oversight sets off a chain of events that seals the lovers’ fate during one restless night in Paris. Louis Malle’s feature debut with a now-legendary jazz score by Miles Davis!

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Film in French with English subtitles

**The free online screening of Elevator to the Gallows will take place on the French Embassy’s virtual cinema platform on Monday July 12 at 8:30pm. Access to the virtual platform is based on location; only people within a 30-mile radius of New York City can access the screening. The screening has a limited number of tickets available.**


FILMS ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL

The festival’s 13th edition includes eight films and a concert and is centered on the theme of “Music & Cinema.”  From July 9 to 30, Films on the Green is bringing a world music tour to the New York City area with our free screenings in four different Manhattan parks and online for the first time! 

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