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

Timbuktu directed by Abderrahmane Sissako (2014) at 6pm

The city of Timbuktu is under the occupation of extremist Islamists bearing a jihadist black flag. Kidane is a cattle herder who lives outside of the city. One day, one of his cows accidentally damages the net of a fisherman. The enraged fisherman kills the cow. Kidane confronts the fisherman and accidentally shoots him dead. The jihadists arrest Kidane and, per sharia law, demand a blood money payment of 40 cattle to the fisherman’s family. As Kidane has only seven cattle, he is sentenced to death… A film to understand the jihad occupation from within. Exceptional screening organized by the Middle Eastern Society. 

Past screenings

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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