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The Screening: A FREE Visual Experience in the Woods

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Even though autumn is just around the corner, there’s still outdoor film fun to be had around the city. Putting a twist on the normal “get a blanket and settle in” outdoor movie formula is The Screening, a FREE visual experience from French artist and filmmaker, Michel Ariane.

The Screening takes you to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, where you’ll take a short trek through the woods before experiencing a “film installation in which the piece’s environment plays an essential creative role.” Ariane presents his work as part of the fall festival “Crossing the Line,” brought to by the French Institute Alliance Francaise. “Crossing” runs through October 16th and will feature numerous cheap screenings and exhibitions along with Q&As with the filmmakers and artists.

You have two transportation options: There’s a shuttle package, in which you buy a ticket to take a bus leaving from FIAF at 6:30pm and arriving back there afterward, available for $25 + service fees. However, Van Cortlandt Park is accessible by train (the Van Cortlandt Park-242 St. stop on the 1 train) and that option is significantly cheaper. Arrive at Broadway & W. 256th St. 15 minutes before the screening where volunteers will then lead you to the site.

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The Screening
Thursday, September 22nd
8pm and 9pm
Van Cortlandt Park (Broadway & 256th St.)
[The Bronx]


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