Bistrot La Minette Dinner and a Movie every Monday and Thursday – Sounds like a Date

Someday I will make it to one of these because they sound like so much fun.
Bistrot La Minette Dinner and a Movie Every Monday and Thursday in the restaurant’s Courtyard
What better way to savor Chef Peter Woolsey’s authentic French cuisine than by enjoying an evening outdoors with a glass of wine and a movie? French films will be offered at 8 p.m. every Monday and Thursday evening through October in the restaurant’s courtyard. Bistrot La Minette is located at 623 S. 6th Street (between Bainbridge and South). For reservations, call 215.925.8000. Visit us online at September 6th and 9th Amelie (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain) (2001) When impish gamine Amélie (Audrey Tautou), who lives alone, finds a long-hidden trove of toys behind a baseboard in her apartment, she’s inspired to repatriate the items, an impulse of generosity that sparks more benevolent acts. A celebration of life and love, French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Oscar-nominated charmer stresses the importance of small wonders that surround us, if only we paused to look. Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Awards: Academy Award® Nominee September 13th and 16th Inside Paris (Dans Paris) (2007) Devastated by the recent breakup with his girlfriend, Paul (Romain Duris) moves back home with his divorced father (Guy Marchand), intent on wallowing in self-pity and doubt. Fortunately for him, his younger brother Jonathan (Louis Garrel) has vastly different plans for his big brother. This charming tale of love, heartache, loneliness and the solace of family is written and directed by Christophe Honoré. Starring: Romain Duris, Louis Garrel Director: Christophe Honoré September 20th and 23rd The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants de Pont Neuf) (1991) Directed by Leos Carax, this cult hit stars Denis Lavant as Alex, a homeless, fire-eating addict living on the Pont Neuf, an abandoned bridge in Paris that’s under renovation for the bicentennial celebration of the French Revolution. When Alex meets Michele (Juliette Binoche), a starving artist who’s losing her only asset — her vision — these two lost souls come together to become whole again in a most unexpected way. Starring: Juliette Binoche, Denis Lavant Director: Leos Carax Awards: BAFTA® Nominee September 17th and 30th Paris, I Love You (Paris Je T’aime) (2006) Paris comes to life in this whimsical patchwork of 18 five-minute shorts united by a common theme — love in the City of Lights — and helmed by an international cast of filmmakers, including Gus Van Sant, Olivier Assayas and Alexander Payne. Natalie Portman plays an American actress who captures the heart of a blind student; Juliette Binoche is visited by a ghostly Willem Dafoe; Bob Hoskins solicits a prostitute’s advice on pleasing his wife. Starring: Elijah Wood, Gérard Depardieu Director: Frederic Auburtin


Oct. 4 & 7 The Triplets of Belleville (Les Triplettes de Belleville) (2003) In this innovative animated tale, Champion is a lonely boy adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza. Seeing how happy Champion is on his bicycle, she trains him to compete. Years later, he enters the Tour de France but is kidnapped during the race. With Champion’s dog, Bruno, Madame Souza sets out to save him and meets an odd female singing trio called “The Triplets of Belleville.” Can her new friends and Bruno’s nose help her find Champion? Animated, Director: Sylvain Chomet Oct. 11 & 14 After You (Aprés Vous) (2005) A man’s life changes forever with one selfless act in this romantic comedy. After stopping Louis (Jose Garcia) from committing suicide, well-meaning waiter Antoine (Daniel Auteuil) begins to feel responsible for the depressed man. Continuing to play Good Samaritan, Antoine decides to help Louis win back his ex-girlfriend, Blanche (Sandrine Kiberlain). But the do-gooder doesn’t foresee the earth-shattering effect that Blanche will have on him. Starring: Jose Garcia, Daniel Auteuil, Sandrine Kiberlain, Director: Pierre Salvadori Oct. 18 & 21 Love Me If You Dare (Jeux D’Enfants) (2003) Ever since they were kids, Sophie (Marion Cotillard) and Julien (Guillaume Canet) have gotten their kicks out of a game where they continuously attempt to one-up the other with a chain of extreme pranks. When their relationship escalates to romance, the game turns harshly negative, and the two lovers’ view of reality grows increasingly skewed. Starring: Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Director: Yann Samuell Oct 25 & 28 Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups) (2001) Based on an 18th-century French legend, director Christophe Gans’s supernatural thriller follows naturalist Grégoire de Fronsac (Samuel Le Bihan) and his Mohawk Indian companion, Mani (Mark Dacascos), who are sent by the king to vanquish a beast that has been devouring villagers. At first skeptical of the protean creature’s existence, de Fronsac pieces together evidence of a horrific, 500-pound animal. Starring: Samuel Le Bihanand, Mark Dacascos, Vincent Cassell and Monica Bellucci, Director Christophe Gans