October 26 at 7:30 - Le bois dont les rêves sont faits/The Woods that Dreams are Made of
Documentary by Claire Simon, 2015 (France)
Director Claire Simon offers a contemplative and respectful view of the ordinary people who come to the Bois de Vincennes on the edge of Paris to experience a certain kind of freedom and clarity that is not always offered in today’s society. In this light and enriching documentary, Simon spends a year observing and interviewing the collection of people who run, walk, paint, write, think, rest and sometimes live within the largest public park in Paris. Described by Marie-Pierre Duhamel as “a planet of its own made by ordinary people that all become extraordinary”, The Woods that Dreams are Made of harbors people from all walks of life: gay, straight, rich, poor, homeless, prostitutes, French, foreign, spectators, refugees, and parents. All of whom come to the woods “in search of a utopian freedom” (Cineuropa) within the confines of the park nestled within the rushed and busy streets of Paris.
Programming Partnership with the Mini Microcinema in OTR
We are pleased to announce “UC Center for Film and Media Studies at the Mini.” The mission of the Mini Microcinema is to show experimental film/video/media, highlighting work made by artists and filmmakers outside of the mainstream and the Center has arranged to provide programming throughout the academic year. All films and events will be free and open to the public. Faculty and students will be curating film selections and we hope to bring visiting filmmakers to the Mini as well for screenings and workshops.
Sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies, the UC School of Planning, and the Mini Microcinema.
Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies