Montpellier: dance is a canvas in the open air thanks to “Cinema for all”

Four evenings at Parc de la Garlande, from Thursday to Sunday, with Brand apart.

Last week, a canvas was placed in the Halle Tropisme to enjoy five open-air cinema evenings, on the occasion of Diago en Plein Air. The Diagonal had chosen to screen five films from the selection of the Cannes Film Festival 2022, including the Palme d’Or. This evening was completely full.

Without filter, the 2h30 film directed by the Swedish Ruben Östlund will have marked the spirits: cut into three parts, mixing frank laughter, surprises, frozen dread and assumed bad taste.

Change of atmosphere but still the pleasure of seeing a film in the open air with Le Cinéma pour tous. The first part of the event took place at the Reservoir, between June 30 and July 2, the second part takes place where it all began: at Parc de la Garlande. A theme animates these free screenings: dance.

“Talking about dance to talk about us”, declares the association Brand à part which organizes the event. The choice of programming focused on various dance styles. It will first be contemporary dance with the documentary Dancing dreams, in the footsteps of Pina Bausch this Thursday, July 14. The next day, the choice fell on Yuli. The feature film by Spanish director Icíar Bollaín tells the story of a young Cuban who loves football and hip-hop who becomes an international ballet star.

cult films

The last two evenings are devoted to cult films. It will be first Saturday night fever which will immerse us, with John Travolta, in the disco atmosphere, in New York in the 1970s. We stay in the American city for the closing of the festival with West Side Story. Not the unjustly shunned version of Steven Spielberg, but the 1961 film directed by Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise, featuring, in music, and dance, the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks.

Every evening at 6 p.m., always concerned with awakening young spectators, Brand à part offers cinema activities for young audiences (5-15 years old). On the program: construction of optical toys and discovery of movement for the little ones. For older children: creation of small filmed forms and discovery of the camera. Before the screenings, it will be possible to quench your thirst and discover cuisines from around the world.

Cinema for all. From Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 July. 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Parc de la Garlande, rue Tour-Gayraud, Montpellier. Free.

In August, “Cinema under the stars”

In August, the towns and villages of the Métropole de Montpellier will also be transformed into open-air cinemas. “La Métropole makes its cinema” is metamorphosed into “Cinema under the stars”, but the concept keeps its DNA: screenings of great classics of international cinema, without reservation and free entry, dedicated to film lovers as well as families. Castries, Clapiers, Cournonterral, Fabrègues, Grabels, Lattes, Le Crès, Montpellier, Restinclières, Saint-Brès, Saint-Drézéry, Saint-Geniès-des-Mourgues, Saint-Georges-d’orques, Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone will host films, again on the theme of dance, but also with a concert to liven up the evening. It will be from August 1 to 15. We will speak again.

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Montpellier: dance is a canvas in the open air thanks to “Cinema for all”