AUGUST, 2018
What's Up this summer in the Midwest

Aug 23, 2018 - 7 pm | Washington Park at DuSable Museum (Hyde Park)
In French with English subtitles

Taking place over the course of one restless Paris night, Louis Malle’s richly atmospheric crime thriller stars Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet as lovers whose plan to murder her husband (his boss) goes awry, setting off a chain of events that seals their fate. Miles Davis’ pioneering jazz score is rightly famous, capturing the film’s exhilarating, recklessness and mournful moods of this early entry to the French New Wave movement.

Come early at 7 pm for a Jazz concert by Lolo Irving – The Woman with the Horn before the screening.

Films on the Lake is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually by the Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago and the Chicago Park District with the generous support of Kids Trail, TV5MONDE, and Blue Foundation.

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Aug 4, 2018 | Hyde Park Art Center

Stop by at the open studios this saturday at the Hyde Park Art Center to meet the French writer, researcher and activist, Peggy Pierrot to investigate her practice. Peggy Pierrot is the 2018 resident of the Méthode Room, a residency program that fosters French-American collaborations through cultural and civic engagement in the South Side of Chicago.

The Méthode Room is a program of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Chicago, conceived and curated by Guillaume Désanges (Work Method), and made possible thanks to the generous support of FACE in Chicago, a program of FACE Foundation.

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Aug 24-30, 2018 | The Nightlight

Meet the next generation of auteurs in a special series dedicated to new voices in French cinema at the Nightlight!

Young French Cinema is a program of UniFrance films and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.

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Seventeen universities in the Midwest have been awarded a Tournées Film Festival grant! Each one will host a French Film festival on their campus during the 2018/2019 academic year. Congrats!

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What better time than summer to take a literary voyage through the pages of a good book? Read on below for some of our favorite contemporary and classic reads in French and English.

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With lazy beach days and rooftop gatherings happening right now, there’s no better time to dive into French pop than the present! In our playlist below, discover or re-discover French artists.

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Cultural Service of the French Embassy, 205 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601