Movie Nights

Our film series features the latest French and francophone movies, often in advance screenings, and reflects the vitality of the cinema of France, regarded by most as the birthplace of the art. Every first Wednesday of the month, at 6:30pm in the Lycée Auditorium, films are subtitled in English. Screenings are free.

Upcoming screenings

Out Loud – The Power of Speech followed by a Q&A with Director Stéphane de Freitas

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:30pm

Directed by Stéphane de Freitas, Ladj Ly | 2017

Documentary film ⋅ 98 minutes ⋅ French with English subtitles ⋅ Suitable for all audiences

We kick off the Cultural Center season with this rabble-rousing documentary about a group of students who partake in the rhetoric contest for the first time. Followed by a Q&A with the film’s inspiring director, artist and entrepreneur, Stéphane de Freitas. The day before, Freitas will give a talk with our 9th-grade students about social entrepreneurship.

Reserve your tickets here.


Past screenings

Timbuktu directed by Abderrahmane Sissako (2014)

The Young Girls of Rochefort directed by Jacques Demy and Agnes Varda

Heaven Will Wait directed by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

in partnership with Focus on French Cinema Festival

Port of Shadows : Tribute to Michèle Morgan

The Pursuit of Endurance by Luc Hardy

Blind by Michael Mailer (2017), NYC premiere

Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven(2015)

The New Kid par Rudy Rosenberg

Please check our website frequently for updates. Please reserve your tickets online or contact the reception desk at (212) 439-3820.

Cultural Center programs are made possible in part through generous donations. If you would like to support the Cultural Center and ensure that it continues to offer outstanding programs, please contact the Development Office at (212) 439-3850.


Heaven will wait by Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar opening night of the Focus on French Cinema Festival, at the Lycée on Wednesday, March 29th at 6 pm !
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