Open Air Cinema Festival at La Villette

Today the annual open air film festival, Le Cinema en Plein Air, opens at the Paris park La Villette. From 19th July to 21st August, the vast modernist park plays host to open air cinema screenings on the theme of The Street (the title of this year's festival is "D'Une Rue a L'Autre"), with a different film showing each night from Tuesday to Sunday at sundown. Opening with Scorcese's cult Taxi Driver, the festival also features Almodovar's All About My Mother (21st July), Kassowitz's La Haine (13th August), Woody Allen's Manhattan (18th August), and goes out with a bang on 21st August with West Side Story! Get there early to nab a good spot, bring a picnic blanket, some snacks and some wine and - providing the weather warms up again at some point - you've got yourself a perfect summer evening in Paris.

Festival Cinema en Plein Air 2011
Parc de la Villette
211 Avenue Jean Jaures, 75019 Paris
Metro: Porte de Pantin / Porte de la Villette
Programme here: Cinema en Plein Air 

All images copyright Kim Laidlaw Adrey

1 comment:

  1. Now I just hope the rain will stop so we can enjoy the movies!!