|Films on the Green: Jules and Jim|
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Low Plaza
Event will be held outside (as of 7 pm on Thursday, September 6, the day of the event.)
In case of rain, film will be shown in the East Gallery, Buell Hall (seating limited).
FILMS ON THE GREEN @ COLUMBIA presents its second annual back to school, free outdoor screening with Francois Truffaut's classic film, Jules and Jim.
Jules and Jim (1962, 105 min), an iconic film of the Nouvelle Vague, will be presented outdoors on the steps of Low Memorial Library. The 2012 Films on the Green Festival, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and NYC Parks and Recreation, has featured free screenings this summer of French movies adapted from French and American literature. Jules and Jim, based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché (1953), and celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, will conclude the fifth annual festival edition.
For more information on the Films on the Green Festival, please click here.
For the official press release of the event at Columbia, please click here.
Jules and Jim are inseparable friends who come to meet the free-spirited and capricious Catherine (Jeanne Moreau). The three become instant companions, determined to live their lives to the fullest despite the war around them. When Jules declares his love for Catherine, Jim agrees to let Jules pursue her, despite his own feelings…
“With this 1961 film Truffaut comes closest to the spirit and sublimity of his mentor, Jean Renoir, and the result is a masterpiece of the New Wave.” –Chicago Reader
*Please note that no alcohol is allowed at this event.
Sponsorship provided by BNP Paribas, Air France and TV5 Monde