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May 29
The Barbarity of World-Cities ONLINE EVENT Columbia University, Maison Française

Films on the Lake Presents Leap! (Ballerina)

Part of Films on the Lake 2019

Directed by Eric Summer & Eric Warin, 2016, PG, 1h29, France & Canada
With Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan

8:00 pm concert by DJ Creature Island
8:30 pm screening

Félicie, a young orphan has only one passion: dance. With her best friend Victor, Félicie devises a wild plan to escape the orphanage and make her way to Paris where she gets a chance to audition for the celebrated school of the Paris Opera Ballet.

#FilmsOnTheLake | Free French Films in Chicago Parks

Film in English (Animated)
FREE and open to the public
Bring your own chair or blanket and join us!
Call (312) 742-1134 for daily listings and weather-related cancellations.


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.

From the streets of Montmartre to the rooftops of the Grand Opera the 2019 Films on the Lake invites you in different parks of Chicago to explore Paris through the lens of famous filmmakers. Follow an ambitious cabaret owner, an anguished young singer, a scalawag schoolboy, a dreamy little girl and an insolent thug passionate about his American lover, in their wanderings in the City of Lights. Driven by the summer scents, you may even fly to Quebec for an evening with the music legend La Bolduc…

Movies in the Parks is presented by T-Mobile. Films on the Lake is made possible thanks to the generous support of our official sponsors Kids Trail, TV5MONDE, Blue Foundation and Alliance Française de Chicago with additional support from local community partners.

Local Community Partners