Cinema East Lineup

Cinema East returns to French Legation with stellar lineup of film fest favorites

Cinema East returns with stellar lineup of film fest favorites

crowd at French Legation for Cinema East screening
Cinema East returns to the French Legation Museum lawn for the sixth year. Cinema East/Facebook

One of the best ways to spend a summer Sunday evening, Cinema East, returns to the French Legation Museum on June 28. This annual film series offers movie buffs the chance to catch some of the hottest titles fresh off the festival circuit, while hearing directly from the directors themselves.

Screenings begin at around 9 pm on the lawn of the French Legation. Before each film, the space turns into a pop-up party and market; guests can enjoy music sets by DJs and peruse local vendors. There's also a chance to win giveaways from sponsors. 

The 2015 Cinema East lineup includes:

June 28: Advantageous with director Jennifer Phang
July 12: Funny Bunny with director Alison Bagnall
July 26: Abby Singer/Songwriter with director Onur Tukel
August 9: Naz & Maalik with director Jay Dockendorf

Following each film, attendees are invited to participate in a Q&A with the visiting filmmaker. Picnic blankets, chairs and beverages (the event is BYOB) are encouraged. Cinema East entry fee is $3-5.