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The Odyssey (L’Odyssée) | D.C. Screening


The Odyssey © Samuel Goldwyn Films

National Mall
Between 4th and 7th Streets, and Madison and Jefferson Drives
Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 | 8:45 - 10:00 pm


Tuesday, June 25 | National Mall

Directed by Jérôme Salle
With Lambert Willson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Laurent Lucas, and Benjamin Lavernhe  
2016, Drama-Biopic, Rated PG, 2h02, France-Belgium  

Summer 1946. The Cousteau family—Jacques, his wife Simone, and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel—reside in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea. By day they dive, exploring the depths of the ocean, while by night they watch the stars. It’s paradise on Earth. But Jacques is never content. He longs to explore the world beneath the sea and believes in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the Aqualung, his recently acquired vessel, the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers led by his wife, Jacques is ready to delve where no man has been before…

Film in French and English with English subtitles. 
Free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.

Presented in partnership with the DC Environmental Film Festival.

Films on the Green is back, presenting a lineup of free screenings across D.C. parks from May 30 to June 25, 2024. This year, we’re exploring the thrilling intersection of sports and cinema, showcasing four captivating films that embody the spirit of athleticism, competition, and triumph. From soccer to swimming and tennis to cycling, join us for an unforgettable summer of cinematic excitement under the stars!

This event is made possible thanks to the support of TV5 Monde.

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