Past Event

Special Outdoor Cinema Event- The Wild Child (L'enfant sauvage), Francois Truffaut, 1970, 83 min.

September 7, 2017
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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Low Plaza, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027
In French with English subtitles A scantily clothed and dirty young boy 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 who has unyielding dedication to re-integrating the lad into society. But the road to tame the beast is a rocky one. This film by Francois Truffaut, in which he also starts as Doctor Itard, was inspired by a true story about Victor, The Wild Boy of Aveyron. This film was selected by James Ivory for the 10th Anniversary edition of Films on the Green. This screening is featured as part of the Films on the Green Festival organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and the City of New York Parks & Recreation. Sponsorship is provided by lead sponsor, Le Petit Marseillais, and by Air France, Atout France-France Tourism Development Agency, BNP Paribas, JC Decaux, and TV5 Monde. *Please note that in case of rain, the screening will be held in the East Gallery in Buell Hall.Seating is limited.No alcohol is permitted at this event.