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Films on the Lake Presents Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)

Part of Films on the Lake 2018

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Donkey Skin (Peau d'âne)
Directed by Jacques Demy, 1970, 1h31
With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais

A young princess in a faraway land (an ultra-radiant Deneuve) must flee from the sinister designs of her father the king (Marais), taking along only her fairy godmother (Seyrig) and the skin of her father’s magical donkey.  Catherine Deneuve, Jacques Demy, and Michel Legrand, the star, director, and composer of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort reunited for this charming fantasy, one of the most extravagant of all film musicals. A dazzler, an entrancingly beautiful film done with charm, delicacy, taste and high imagination.

7:00 pm | Concert by DJ Creature Island

8:00 pm | Film Screening

Movie showing north of Bryn Mawr Ave., east of Lake Shore Drive.

#FilmsontheLake | Free French films in Chicago Parks

Film in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public

Bring your own chair or blanket. No alcohol allowed. In case of rain, film will be rescheduled. 

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Films on the Lake is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in Chicago parks by the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago as part of the Chicago Park District's Movies in the Parks.

There is music and song in the air this summer through a selection of five classic and contemporary French movies presented in various parks and neighborhoods, with a concert or DJ set prior to each screening.

Movies in the Parks is presented by Bank of America. Films on the Lake is made possible thanks to the generous support of our official sponsors Kids Trail, TV5MONDE, and Blue Foundation with additional support from local community partners

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