NEW YORK’S ONLY OUTDOOR FREE FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
FILMS ON THE GREEN ANNOUNCES 2016 LINE-UP:
10 CLASSIC & CONTEMPORARY FRENCH FILMS OFFER A FRESH LOOK AT PARIS
Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks.
The festival’s 2016 theme, “A summer in Paris”, offers a striking portrait of the City of Lights, its urban landscape, and cultural diversity. A selection of classic, New Wave, and contemporary films by directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda and Céline Sciamma will showcase the city’s aesthetic, cultural, and cinematic history from a dramatically unconventional angle through stories of love, romance, adolescence, female identity, and urban life in Parisian and its surrounding suburbs.
Films on the Green 2016 is part of Tandem Paris-New York, a large-scale transatlantic cultural exchange between Paris and New York. From June through October 2016, cultural institutions in New York and Paris will present an extraordinary selection of events in a variety of cultural disciplines including music, dance, cinema, literature, theatre, the visual arts, language, gastronomy, and digital innovation from the partner city.
2016 Films on the Green Festival Schedule
All films are shown with English subtitles. Screenings begin at 8:30pm, except the Columbia screening, which begins at 7:30pm.
June 7 - Central Park (79th street and Fifth Avenue): Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard
June 10 - Washington Sq. Park: The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe by Yves Robert
June 17 - Washington Sq. Park: Air of Paris by Marcel Carné
June 24 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): Subway by Luc Besson
July 1 - Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): The 400 Blows by François Truffaut
July 8 - Riverside Park, Pier I (at 70th Street): April and the Extraordinary World by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci
July 15 - Riverside Park, Pier I (at 70th Street): Un Flic by Jean-Pierre Melville
July 22 - Tompkins Sq. Park: Cleo from 5 to 7 by Agnès Varda
July 29 - Tompkins Sq. Park: Boyfriends and Girlfriends by Eric Rohmer
Sept. 8 - Columbia University (at 116th St): Girlhood by Céline Sciamma
As an added bonus, DJs from NYU’s WNYU 89.1 FM, and Hunter College’s WHCS radio stations, play tunes before each screening.
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks would like to thank Films on the Green’s 2016 official sponsors: Air France, BNP Paribas and TV5 Monde.