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Comedian Wanda Sykes To Present French Comedy POTICHE To Launch Films on the Green on June 2!

To kick off the 10th anniversary edition of Films on the Green, American comedian, writer, and actress, Wanda Sykes, guest curator for the opening screening, has selected the comedy Potiche (Trophy Wife) by François Ozon (2010). She will introduce the film on Friday, June 2 at…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on May 22, 2017 at 3:12pm — No Comments

10th Anniversary of Films on the Green Festival

In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on May 3, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Screening of SCHOOL OF BABEL (La cour de Babel) in presence of director Julie Bertuccelli

School of Babel (La cour de Babel) by Julie Bertuccelli

Filming at the Borders Film Series

Julie Bertuccelli, 2013, 89…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on October 11, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Films on the Green presents free outdoor screening of GIRLHOOD on September 8 at Columbia University!

BANDE DE FILLES

Directed by Céline Sciamma

with Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh

2014 | Drama | UR | 1h52 | France



Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects and the “boys’ law” in the neighborhood, Marieme…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on August 30, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Films on the Green: rare screening of BOYFRIENDS & GIRLFRIENDS by Rohmer on July 22 at Tompkins Square Park!

Boyfriends and Girlfriends is part of French director Eric Rohmer's "Comedies et Proverbes" cycle.



L'AMI DE MON AMIE

Directed by Eric Rohmer

with Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir, Eric Viellard

1987 | Romance | PG | 1h42 |…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 25, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Films on the Green: Free outdoor screening of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 on July 22!

CLEO DE 5 A 7

Directed by Agnès Varda

with Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller

1962 | Comedy-Drama | UR | 1h30 | France-Italy



Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Films on the Green: Free outdoor screening of Film noir UN FLIC starring DELON & DENEUVE on July 15!

UN FLIC

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

with Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve

1972 | Thriller | PG | 1h38 | France-Italy



A Paris police…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 11, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Films on the Green: Free outdoor screening of French animation movie APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD on July 8!

AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUE

Directed by Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci

2015 | Animation | Ages 8 & up | 1h43 | France-Belgium-Canada



Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 5, 2016 at 11:59am — No Comments

Films on the Green: Free outdoor screening of THE 400 BLOWS by Truffaut on July 1!

LES 400 COUPS

Directed by François Truffaut

with Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier, Albert Decomble

1959 | Drama | UR | 1h39 | France



François Truffaut’s first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut’s…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 28, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Don't miss rare screening of SUBWAY by Besson on June 24 with Films on the Green! It's free!

SUBWAY

Directed by Luc Besson

with Isabelle Adjani, Christophe Lambert, Jean Reno, Michel Galabru

1985 | Thriller | R | 1h44 | France



Fred (Christophe Lambert) is a hipster thief who falls in love with the bored and beautiful wife of the millionaire (Isabelle Adjani) he…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 20, 2016 at 11:39am — No Comments

Films on the Green presents rare screening of AIR OF PARIS starring Jean Gabin & Arletty on June 17!

L'AIR DE PARIS

Directed by Marcel Carné

with Jean Gabin, Arletty, Roland Lesaffre, Marie Daëms

1954 | Drama | UR | 1h50 | France-Italy



Paris, 1954. Victor Le Garrec (Jean Gabin), a former professional boxer, runs a gym and…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 14, 2016 at 11:48am — No Comments

Films on the Green begins on June 7 with THE RED BALLOON and BREATHLESS in Central Park!

BREATHLESS (A BOUT DE SOUFFLE)

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

with Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger

1960 | Drama | not rated | 1h30 | France…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 1, 2016 at 2:32pm — No Comments

FILMS ON THE GREEN 2016: A Summer in Paris

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Added by Nathalie Charles on April 28, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

We need your help to offer more French books to kids in public schools! Sign petition to ask RAZ-KIDS

Teachers in New York's French-English dual language programs, and in other French immersion programs in the U.S. are using RAZ-KIDS to get students to read independently, answer quizzes and test comprehension, etc. Teachers get student's records and can follow their…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on September 29, 2015 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Films on the Green @ Columbia presents "The Rabbi's Cat" on Thursday September 10!

The Rabbi's Cat is adapted from volumes one, two, and five of Joann Sfar's popular comic-book series of the same name.



"An absorbing, nuanced, and vividly animated tale of adventure, ambivalent morality and talking animals."- Village Voice…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on September 1, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Films on the Green presents "La Collectionneuse" by Eric Rohmer this Friday July 31!

La Collectionneuse is the fourth movie in Rohmer’ series of the Six Moral Tales.



LA COLLECTIONNEUSE

By Eric Rohmer

with Patrick Bauchau, Haydée Politoff, Daniel Pommereulle

1967 | Romance | UR…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 27, 2015 at 10:13am — No Comments

Not to be missed: Rare screening of French New Wave movie "La Dérive" by Paula Delsol

I’m so moved—I’ve just seen La dérive—no one has ever done more with quiet audacity than Delsol with this film.” — Jean Rouch



The only comparison to La dérive, and its audacity, are the early films of Ingmar Bergman.” —François Truffaut



LA…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 20, 2015 at 2:20pm — 5 Comments

Corsican night at Films on the Green on Friday July 17: Short TUTT'IN CASA CUMUNA! and QUEEN TO PLAY

“Intelligent, heartfelt and deeply satisfying! You may go into Queen to Play looking forward to seeing Kevin Kline acting in French, but when you come out you will have Sandrine Bonnaire on your mind.... [...] An actress of exceptional presence [...], Bonnaire runs through a wide range of…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 13, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

Don't miss rare screening of Franco-Tunisian movie GOHA starring Omar Sharif this Friday for Films on the Green!

"It featured the 20-year-old Tunisian-born beauty Claudia Cardinale in her screen debut and starred a handsome 25-year-old Egyptian actor billed as Omar Chérif (later Sharif), in the…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 7, 2015 at 2:55pm — No Comments

FREE outdoor screening of French musical THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT on July 3rd!

This Friday, don't miss the outdoor screening of French musical "The Young Girls of Rochefort" by Jacques Demy in Battery Park to celebrate Hermione Voyage.



Presented by the…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 29, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

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