Enjoy a Classic French Film at This Films on the Green Series
This series is celebrating 10 years of free French film screenings across New York City parks. This year’s schedule of 11 films was assembled by a team of celebrity curators including Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch and Wanda Sykes, whose pick, the comedy Potiche (Trophy Wife), is the first film of the series. Each of the films will be presented with English subtitles.
On Thursday, September 7th, we invite you to the screening of The Wild Child, selected by James Ivory, who said, “"This film is a favorite of mine, and its subject - the story of a wild child discovered in a forest, then coaxed out and ‘civilized’ - is a favorite in many cultures. [...] But one might think of how Post-War French cinema was perceived by Truffaut and his fellow directors of the Nouvelle Vague - the New Wave - as being a kind of Wild Child, out of control and disordered, and of Truffaut, playing the patient teacher in this film, who in time masters the Wild Child of French cinema."
François Truffaut’s 1970 drama focuses on a scantily clothed and dirty young boy, who is admitted to the National Institute for the Deaf and Dumb in Paris. Having been found in the forest, the child is unable to speak, communicate or function in society. His case is taken up by Doctor Itard, a lone physician (played by Truffaut himself) who has unyielding dedication to re-integrating the lad into society. But the road to tame the beast is a rocky one…
You won’t want to miss this film screening!
At B’nai B’rith Queens Apartments in Flushing, New York, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Saturday!
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 10:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
1700 Broadway FI 11
New York, New York 10019