Diner en Blanc – The Film about the World’s Largest Secret Dinner Party

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13th Jun, 2013

Tonight in Paris (June 13th, 2013), tens of thousands of people dressed in white, will converge at a secret location, set up miles of tables, food and champagne and dine in high spirits until midnight for the annual Diner en Blanc. It all began a quarter of a century ago when a group of ten thrill-seeking friends with a desire to eat dinner at a forbidden spot in Paris, ended up dining as a 200-person flash mob at the Jardins de Bagatelle, the former playground of French royals including Marie Antoinette.

Celebrating its twenty-fifth year tonight, thousands of friends who invited friends (who invited friends) will learn the location of their dinner, a closely guarded secret kept by organisers until the very last-minute, and within the hour, a prestigious location such as the Notre Dame or the Chateau de Versaille will be descended upon by a sea of white, setting up their picnic tables and laying out their feasts. Telling a story about the “power of human connection and collaboration”, Diner en Blanc is the long-overdue documentary about this extraordinary non-profit tradition which has now spread to cities worldwide. A peak behind-the-scenes into the orchestration of a Parisian feast shrouded in secrecy and the world’s largest dinner party, let’s take a look at the trailer for the film by Jennifer Ash …

[Update: Tonight's dinner took place at two locations; the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. See photos here]

The documentary is currently touring festivals, check where you can catch it on the Diner en Blanc documentary Facebook page and you can order the film now on Chill.com

Follow Untapped Cities for the play by play at tonight’s Diner en Blanc in Paris.

How to attend a Diner en Blanc in your city

Images by Impressionezvous.com

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