2019 Films on the Green: Free French and Francophone movies in NYC Parks!

The 2019 Films on the Green lineup focuses on female directors in French and Francophone cinema through a selection of 13 movies. This 12th edition pays tribute to “Women Behind the Camera” in honor of Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker and pioneer of the French New Wave, who passed away earlier this year.

This year's selection highlights the diversity of French and Francophone cinema, featuring movies from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Mexico and Turkey, and shines a light on well-known woman filmmakers as well as emerging ones.

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Free and open to the public - Screenings begin at sunset
All films have English subtitles.



May 31 | Central Park



June 7 | Washington Square Park

WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Nadine Labaki)

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the Washington Square Park Conservancy, with the support of Sézane and FF2 Media LLC. In Arabic, Russian and English with English subtitles.


June 10 | McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, BK

MINUSCULE, VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS (Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo)

Presented in partnership with the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, Council Member Stephen Levin, PS110 The Monitor School, and PS110 PTA. Recommended for all ages.


June 14 | Washington Square Park

IN SAFE HANDS (Jeanne Herry)

Presented in partnership with agnès b and the Washington Square Park Conservancy


June 21 | Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, BK



June 28 | Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, BK

MUSTANG (Deniz Gamze Ergüven)

Presented in partnership with the American Turkish Society, with the support of Sézane. In Turkish with English subtitles


July 5 | Tompkins Square Park

TOMBOY (Céline Sciamma)


July 10 | J. Hood Wright Park

THE AMAZING CATFISH (Claudia Sainte-Luce)

Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Instituto Cervantes, Cinema Tropical, and Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders. In Spanish with English subtitles.


July 12 | Tompkins Square Park

AYA OF YOP CITY (Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie)

Presented in partnership with the African Film Festival and the Consulate General of Cote d'Ivoire in New York


July 19 | Riverside Park, Pier I

SEQUINS (Éléonore Faucher)


July 26 | Riverside Park, Pier I

CHOCOLAT (Claire Denis)

Presented with the support of Sézane.

Aug. 31 | Fort Lee Community Center, New Jersey


Preceded by MATRIMONY’S SPEED LIMIT (Alice Guy-Blaché)

Presented in partnership with the Fort Lee Film Commission

Sept. 3 | Columbia University

OLIVIA (Jacqueline Audry)

Presented in partnership with Columbia Maison Francaise, with the support of Sézane.


Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French EmbassyFACE Foundation and NYC Parks.

2019 Festival's official sponsors: Air France, BNP Paribas, CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture, JC Decaux, and TV5 Monde; 2019 Festival's Friends: agnes b., and Maman NYC.

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