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Open Air Cinema

“It is never time to judge our people” originally uploaded by jolayne.a.

In Paris, from July 17th to August 26th, every night except Monday, one can take in a film at the
Parc de la Villette
; pack a picnic of wine and cheese, rent a deck chair and wool blanket for just 6 and a half euros, sit back and relax under the stars.

This years theme was “Our Favorites” (or something like that).

Saturday night we went to see “The Philadelphia Story”, “a 1940 romantic screwball comedy starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart. Based on a Broadway play of the same name by Philip Barry, the film is about a bride-to-be whose plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a handsome journalist. It is considered one of the best examples of a comedy of remarriage, a genre popular in the 1930s and 1940s, in which a couple divorce, flirt with outsiders and then remarry – a useful ploy at a time when depicting extra-marital affairs was banned in American film. The film was a great success.”

I have to admit that I went to see “Pretty Women” a few weeks back. Nostalgia filled the air and I cried at the end when Richard Gere drove up in his limo, blasting music from the opera he introduced her to, climbs up the fire escape…

Here is this summers program which is a good reference for a rainy day, when “nothing good” is playing at a theatre near you.

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