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Films on the Lake Presents The King and the Mockingbird (Le roi et l'oiseau)

Part of Films on the Lake 2018

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The King and the Mockingbird (Le roi et l'oiseau)
Directed by Paul Grimault, 1980, 1h23

With Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti 

Based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen and written by poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, this classic hand-drawn animation follows a chimney sweep and shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king. Marvelously colorful, The King and the Mockingbird is a delightful adventure story for children, a devilish political satire for adults, and a masterpiece of tremendous beauty for all.

7:00 pm | Concert by DJ Maxime Bonnard

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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