MELBOURNE, FLA.—April in Paris comes to the Eau Gallie Arts District, Friday, April 5,with an outdoor screening of the French classic The Red Balloon at 8:30 p.m. in Eau Gallie Square. The free film under the stars, a partnership of Florida Institute of Technology’s Foosaner Art Museum and Brevard Parks and Recreation, kicks off the museum’s French Film Festival.
French food vendors and entertainment will be on site at the film screening in the park, which coincides with the Eau Gallie District’s First Friday Art Walk.
The festival continues through April 18 with two screenings per week in the Foosaner Art Museum’s Harris Auditorium. Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m., “Jules and Jim;” Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m., “Breathless;” Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m., “L’amour Fou;” Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m., “Belle de Jour.” All the films are New Wave French or relevant to the 60s, connecting with the museum’s exhibit of works by French photographer Leon Herschtritt, on view March 16-May 12. Admission for each film is $5. The Red Balloon is free.
For more information, call the Foosaner Art Museum, at (321) 674-8922 or visit http://www.foosanerartmuseum.org/filmfest. Details will be updated to the website throughout the month of March.