Ariane Michel
The Screening

Postponed to Monday, September 26*
Van Cortlandt Park
Screening at 8pm (free)
Shuttle will depart FIAF at 6:45pm (buy advance tickets)

*Due to inclement weather conditions on Thursday, September 22, the event is rescheduled for Monday, September 26. There will be only one screening at 8pm. If you have already purchased tickets for the shuttle, please contact the FIAF box office at / 212 355 6160 with your questions.

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Ariane Michel, the French artist and filmmaker creates ambitious film installations in which the piece's environment plays an essential creative role.

The Screening takes you on a journey into the woods. The lights are extinguished and a film projection begins. It is a surreal experience. As you watch the film, you gradually get the impression of watching yourself on screen together with the wild animals in the surrounding woods. A visually stunning and unique cinematic adventure.

The Screening will be held at the Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. There will be a short walk to the event site; suitable shoes & clothing advised.

This event is part of Fiction & Non-Fiction, one of Crossing the Line 2011's three curatorial program perspectives.


Van Cortlandt Park
Rockwood Drive Circle,
Northwest Woods, Bronx

Getting there:

Option 1 – FIAF Shuttle

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Round-trip shuttle bus service will be available from FIAF (59th street) to Van Cortlandt Park. Shuttle will depart at 6:45pm for the 8pm screening. Tickets MUST be bought in advance.

FIAF Members $20
Non-Members $25

Buy online
Call 1 800 982 2787
Visit the Box Office

Option 2 – Subway

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Take the uptown 1 train to Van Cortlandt Park-242 St (last stop). Transfer to the BX09 bus (in front of the station) heading to Riverdale 262 St. Get off at Broadway & West 256th St (on Mosholu Avenue). You must reach this meeting point at least 15 minutes before the screening time. Crossing the Line volunteers will lead you to the event site. Approx 5-minute walk.


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Recent Buzz & Reviews

Voice Choices: Enter the woods at your own risk
—The Village Voice, Araceli Cruz, 09/21/11

"The spectators are on the watch, in a pagan community with the world, in which the animals are the intermediaries."
—Le Monde, Emmanuelle Lequeux, 10/27/07

"The trees, real trees, we mixed in with them the night of May 11th in a nearby forest: a film was projected there, nocturnal animals, a fox, an owl, in a forest progressively invaded by spectators... ourselves. A remarkable story within a story by Ariane Michel"
—Le Monde, Harry Bellet, 06/17/07


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Co-presented with Van Cortlandt Park
Courtesy of Galerie Jousse Entreprise
Supported by the Institut français, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy,
and La Maison Française in Washington D.C.

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