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Films on the Lake Presents Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)

Part of Films on the Lake 2018

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Elevator to the Gallows (Ascenseur pour l'échafaud)
Directed by Louis Malle, 1958, 1h31
With Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet

Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Louis Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. Miles Davis’ pioneering jazz score is rightly famous, capturing the film’s exhilarating, recklessness and mournful moods of this early entry to the French New Wave movement.

7:00 pm | Concert by LOLO IRVING – The Woman with the Horn 

8:00 pm | Film Screening 

#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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