Film Festival of Joy: Joie du Cinema!

Film Festival of Joy: Joie du Cinema!

Jul 15, 2022
7pm — 9pm
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To celebrate the third evening of the Film Festival of Joy, join us for a screening of The Young Girls of Rochefort, an effervescent musical about a dance instructor and music teacher and tribute to Hollywood optimism. We’ll also screen selections from the 22nd Sweded Film Festival, amateur recreations of famous films.

To pay homage to the theme, we’ll award a token of appreciation to the audience member dressed in the best homemade costume of a Hollywood film.


The Young Girls of Rochefort

Jacques Demy followed up The Umbrellas of Cherbourg with an even more effervescent musical. Twins Delphine, a dance instructor, and Solange, and a music teacher (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Françoise Dorléac), long for big-city life. And when a fair comes to their quiet port town, so does the possibility of escape. With its jazzy Michel Legrand score, pastel paradise of costumes, and divine supporting cast, the film is a tribute to Hollywood optimism from 1960s French cinema’s preeminent dreamer.

Selections from the 22nd Sweded Film Festival

Sweded Films are amateur recreations of famous films using limited resources and technology inspired by the 2008 comedy film Be Kind Rewind. This Row House original reel is composed of the best classic movies, re-made by amateurs who replace A-list stars and CGI with whatever is laying around their houses and a ton of creativity. It’s odd, unexpected, and a whole lot of fun. The 2022 reel includes Swedes of The Goonies, Misery, The Truman Show, The Lord of the Rings, and more!

Tickets and passes

Each screening is $15 per person.

The ideal way to experience the Film Festival of Joy is with a Joy Pass. There are three passes available that provide discounted access to screenings and events:

  • Full Joy provides access to all events and an exclusive opening reception
  • Saturday Joy provides access to both documentary screenings part of Real Joy
  • Sunday Joy provides access to both Animated Joy and the closing Joyous Noise screening

Where to Purchase

  • ONLINE AT, through our Eventbrite page
  • IN PERSON at ArtYard’s Box Office located inside the lobby at 13 Front Street, Frenchtown. Hours are 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Sunday.

Health and Safety

Face masks are required to be worn at all times while in the McDonnell Theater.


Please email us at [email protected] or call 908.996.5018 and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.


Location —
ArtYard, 13 Front St., Frenchtown
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