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Films on the Lake Presents The 400 Blows (Les quatre cents coups)

Part of Films on the Lake 2019

THE 400 BLOWS (Les quatre cents coups)
Directed by François Truffaut, 1959, NR, 1h39, France
With Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier

7:45 pm concert by DJ Creature Island
8:15 pm screening

Antoine Doinel, a troubled 12-year-old in revolt against parents and school, seeks refuge in truancy, petty crime, and cinema. His rebellion against rigid social norms is exhilaratingly captured in lyrical location shooting on the streets of Paris. One of breakthrough works of the French New Wave!

#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 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.

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