Between neighbourhood cinema and permanent festival, Ecran Voisin organises a weekly cinema programme at Les Grands Voisins in Paris 14ème. From the end of January, this new artistic concept will bring together a cinema hall hosting weekly non-commercial screenings and a centre for debates and conferences around the discovery of rare, surprising and unexpected films.
C’is based on a proposal by Olivier Forest, artistic director, co-founder and programmer of the F.A.M.E. festival, and the meeting of three associations, Yes We CampAmore and Kino KinoEcran Voisin was born: a cinematographic social experience that brings together both a 50-seat associative cinema hosting weekly non-commercial screenings, and a foyer animated by debates and conferences to bring together enthusiasts and neighbours, curious people and families around the discovery of rare and unexpected films, as a renewal of the relationship with the cinema, a place of adventure, encounters and discoveries.
From the Community Cinemas that are flourishing in England to the independent and self-managed cinemas in New York and Europe, a movement is building up to reinvent cinemas, in a different and more interactive relationship with spectators.
Écran Voisin is part of this dynamic, offering a renewed cinema experience, between a neighbourhood cinema and a permanent festival. The idea is to create a cinema exploration room on a human scale, offering an eclectic program: "wild films" produced outside the traditional circuits, vintage documentaries, carte blanche at festivals and "local" production, screenings for young audiences for image education, previews, artists' films, film concerts, performance screenings, etc.
The associations Aurora Urban Plateau and Yes We Camp welcome Écran Voisin to the Grands Voisins site and allow its first realisation in Paris, through its programming, from January 27th 2017.
Les Grands Voisins, located in the former St Vincent de Paul Hospital - 14th arrondissement of Paris - transformed into a "factory of common goods", a place for urban and social experimentation in a city that is reinventing itself, is above all a place for meetings, sharing and exchange.
Cinema, in its collective experience and the discussions it engages in, is part of this movement, espouses these ambitions.
The first sessions will take place in the amphitheatre of the old hospital. An unexpected projection room with an offbeat atmosphere.
Kick-off weekend on January 27, 28 and 29 for three days of unreleased films, film-concerts with the Cracki Records label and carte blanche to the offbeat production of Les Froufrous de Lilith.
Olivier Forest, Artistic Director, co-founder and programmer of the F.A.M.E - Film And Music Experience festival, at the Gaîté Lyrique Programming 2016 - 2015 - 2014. Co-founder and programmer of the FILMER LA MUSIQUE festival (2007-2011), the first French festival of musical documentaries (Point Éphémère, MK2, Centquatre, Gaîté lyrique). Supervises the special issue of TSUGI magazine: 100 films on music to (re)discover (July - September 2012 - sold out). General Delegate of the association AMORE.
Lukasz DrygasArtist, designer and builder, graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Paris - Cergy, he is a member and essential contributor to the Yes We Camp projects. He supervises the artistic achievements at Les Grands Voisins.
Camille GuilléAs an artistic and cultural project manager, she worked for 15 years on film sets as an assistant director. 2014 - Member of the jury for the end of year diplomas at the Conservatoire Libre du Cinéma Français. 2013 - Teacher for the Images workshops at the IFM. She organizes artistic events dedicated to creation and image, still or animated, with the association KINO KINO of which she is president.
Clemence HuygheGraphic designer, agrégée d'arts appliqués and graduate of the Ecole Estienne. She works as a graphic designer for different cultural backgrounds: publishing, film production, music label, in parallel with some experiences in film set design and event scenography. She is in charge of the artistic direction and communication of the project.
Session at 4 euros (including membership of the association)
Ciné-concert at 6 euros
Academy at 3 euros (sessions for young people)
Access via the Amphithéâtre Lelong on the Grands Voisins site - Ancien hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul 82, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau - 75014 Paris
Metro 4 and 6 - Denfert Rochereau Station 6 min walk
RER B - Station Port Royal 4 min on foot
Bus 38 and N1 - Saint-Vincent-de-Paul stop right in front of the hospital