April 4 – April 18, 2014
April in Paris comes to the Eau Gallie Arts District again with the Foosaner Art Museum's 2nd Annual French Film Festival, April 4-18, 2014.
2014's festival will include outdoor screenings and indoor screenings, followed by lectures and discussion. The themes investigated by the 2014 festival will include the quest for beauty and artistic identity.
Friday, April 4, 8:30 p.m., Eau Gallie Square - La belle & la bête/BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1946)
Jean Cocteau’s sublime adaptation of Mme. Leprince de Beaumont’s fairy-tale masterpiece—in which the pure love of a beautiful girl melts the heart of a feral but gentle beast—is a landmark of motion picture fantasy, with unforgettably romantic performances by Jean Marais and Josette Day. The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder. - Criterion Collection
Bring a blanket or chair for comfort.
Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m., Harris Community Auditorium, RENOIR (2012)
Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos’ lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his middle son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. RENOIR locates a fascinating moment of change, one century’s way of thinking giving way to the next, and the passing of the torch from a great painter to the great filmmaker. – Samuel Goldwyn Films
Post-film discussion led by Carla Funk, Director of University Museums, FL Tech.
Friday, April 11, 7 p.m., Harris Community Auditorium, LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINE (2008)
LOUISE BOURGEOIS: THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINE is a cinematic journey inside the life and imagination of an icon of modern art. As a screen presence, Louise Bourgeois is magnetic, mercurial and emotionally raw. There is no separation between her life as an artist and the memories and emotions that affect her every day. Her process is on full display in this extraordinary documentary. – Zeitgeist Films
Post-film discussion led by Jackie Borsanyi, Curator of Exhibitions, Foosaner Art Museum.
Saturday, April 12, 2 p.m., Harris Community Auditorium - THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE (2012)/A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902)
THE EXTRAORDINARY VOYAGE chronicles the journey of A TRIP TO THE MOON from the fantastical Méliès' production in 1902 to the astonishing rediscovery of a nitrate print in color in 1993, to the premiere of the new restoration on the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
The Foosaner Art Museum will present a matinee screening of both the documentary and the feature film.
Post film discussion by John Christopher Frongillo, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Humanities, FL Tech.
Friday, April 18, 8:30 p.m., Eau Gallie Square -Les triplettes de belleville/THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (2003)
A 2004 Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature Film & Best Song, the LES TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE is directed by French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet. Drawing inspiration from silent films and chariachature, the animated film pokes fun at the clichéd view of France and references landscapes that are reminiscent of France in the 1950s and 1960s. The critically acclaimed soundtrack, inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt and the characters themselves, supports this fast paced animated masterpiece.
Bring a blanket or chair for comfort.
Friday, April 4, 2014
5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. (Film begins at 8:30 p.m.)
Our much anticipated "April in Paris" celebration features a French film under the stars in Eau Gallie Square, entertainment, and wonderful food to celebrate the launch of our second film festival.
Enjoy live gypsy jazz in the Foosaner Art Museum galleries, play a game of petanque in the park, and indulge in our one-night pop-up French streetside cafe, featuring tantalizing French fare and libations, including:
- French wine by-the-glass provided by Green Turtle Market
- Gourmet espresso, coffees, and savory crepes by Cosmic Cafe
- Sweet crepes by The Crepe Company
- Organic bistro fare, including hot & cold dishes, by Two Chicks and a Pot
Children will learn to paint like Monet and other French masters at the Renee Foosaner Education Center's interactive pop-up art studio.
Then, once the sun sets, find a cozy spot in the park to watch Jean Cocteau's enchanting classic, La belle & la bête/BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1946), under the stars. Don't forget your chairs and blankets!
Held in conjunction with Eau Gallie's First Friday Art Walk, this event is family friendly and free to the public.
Closing Night Outdoor Film and Mustache After Party
Where: Eau Gallie Square & Intracoastal Brewing Company
When: Friday, April 18, 8:00 p.m. - ?
Outdoor Film - THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE (2003)
After Party - Intracoastal Brewing Company
Drink deals and a prize for best moustache - real or faux!