BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE with live score by Benoit Charest / Jessica Fichot

A meeting of wonderfully imaginative contemporary film and music with French roots. 


Jul 14, 2016

7:00PM GATES / 8:00 PM SHOW




Prospect Park Bandshell (2020)
9th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
United States
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  • Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

  • Jessica Fichot

    Photo: Andy Sheng

Music & Movies

The unclassifiable, richly imagined THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE — a fantastical caper involving the Tour de France, the French Mafia, a kidnapping, and a wily grandmother and her faithful dog — becomes a wild spectacle featuring dancing, singing, foley sound effects, and the original hot swing score performed live by its composer Benoît Charest and his 9-piece Orchestre Terrible de Belleville band. The film was nominated for two Oscars (Best Animated Feature, Best Song) in 2003 and remains among the most bizarre and enchanting animated films ever made. Along with the Oscar nod, the score won the Montréal born, Berklee trained Charest a César Award for Best Music Written for a Film, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Music, and a Grammy nomination.

JESSICA FICHOT, whose “sound is cosmic cabaret, a delicious blend of acoustic styles delivered with syncopated verve,” (SF Chronicle) opens the show. The chanteuse/songwriter draws from her French/Chinese/American heritage and her youth in Paris to create a delicious blend of French chanson, gypsy jazz, and international folk.


Friends Member Seating & Tent Access

Friends Seating: Front seats open to Seat-Pass and Tent-Pass members 
Friends Tent: Open to Tent-Pass members
Sponsor Tent: Closed for a Private Event

Venue Information:

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is one of New York City's longest running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals and is held every summer at the Prospect Park Bandshell. View seating arrangements here.

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