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Movie Screening: Water Lilies

Date: 11 Apr 2023, 7:00pm - 9:00pm (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


[Event in French with English Subtitles]

(NR) France – 1 hr 25 min – with subtitles  
2007 · d. Céline Sciamma
Starring Adèle Haenel, Louise Blachère, Pauline Acquart

Presented on 35mm! Over a sweltering summer of friendship, crushes, and new experiences, three members of a teenage synchronized swimming team are drawn into an intense game of emotional chess as they discover the power and agony of desire. With precise, mesmerizing style, this provocative tale of adolescence and queer awakening announced Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on FirePetite Maman) as a major talent.

Bryn Mawr College professors Edwige Crucifix, French and Francophone Studies, and Julien Suaudeau, Director of Film Studies, will join us for a post-film conversation.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, online, using the showtimes listed below the “Buy Tickets” heading. The Box Office is open for ticket sales 30 minutes prior to the first show of the day.

All screenings at BMFI are open seating.


and use discount code AllianceLilies at checkout ($10 discount - regular price: $13.5)


  • Free parking is available in the lot directly behind the theater, which is accessible from Bryn Mawr Avenue. Free parking is also available in the Bryn Mawr Trust lots adjacent to BMFI and along Bryn Mawr Avenue.
  • Three-hour meters and twelve-hour meters (with bright red cases) are available in Municipal Lot 10, accessible from Central and Summit Grove Avenues. Parking in Municpal Lot 10 is free after 6:00pm and all day Sunday. Make sure you are not parking in a one-hour spot, marked by a one-hour sticker on the meter.
  • Two-hour metered parking is available along Lancaster Avenue. Parking along Lancaster Avenue is free after 6:00pm and all day Sunday.
  • Twelve-hour meters (with bright red cases) are available in Municipal Lot 7, across from the Bryn Mawr train station, running along the perimeter fence of the lot. Parking in Municipal Lot 7 is free after 6:00pm and all day Sunday.

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