Films on the Green 2016
Films on the Green, organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE foundation, and the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, returns for its 9th year, offering free outdoor screenings of 10 films in New York City’s parks.
Under the banner of “A Summer in Paris,” the festival’s films offer a striking portrait of the French capital, of its urban landscape and its cultural diversity with a selection of classic French, iconic French New Wave and contemporary films. Pre-movie music will be provided by guest DJs.
The film festival opens on Tuesday, June 7 with a screening in Central Park of the legendary A bout de souffle directed by Jean-Luc Godard, with Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, the perfect union of Paris and New York. Throughout June and July, other iconic films will be shown, such as The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe , starring Pierre Richard (June 10), Luc Besson’s Subway (June 24), François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (July 1), Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7 (July 22), and many more.
Films on the Green closes with a screening of Céline Sciamma’s GirlhoodFilms on the Green closes with a screening of Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood at Columbia University on September 8.
The Festival’s complete line-up can be found here.
Films on the Green is part of the Tandem Paris-New York program, a platform for cultural exchange between the two cities during events from June to October 2016. Tandem features eclectic programming that makes ample use of public space and seeks to draw in youths. Events incorporate music, dance, film, literature, theater, visual arts but also languages, gastronomy and cultural innovation. Tandem Paris-New York 2016 is overseen by the City of Paris and Institut français, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States and the American Embassy in France, with the support of the City of New York.
Films on the Green: From June 7 to July 29, dusk (approx. 8:30 pm) | Special screening on September 8, 2016 at Columbia University (7:30 pm). Free and open to the public. All films are in French with English subtitles.