The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City of New York Parks & Recreation announce the return of its popular free outdoor series of French screenings. For the fifth consecutive year, Films on the Green will present French films in New York City parks in June and July, as well as a special screening at Columbia University in September.
The 2012 Films on the Green Festival will feature 8 free French screenings all adapted from French and American Literature. Through an array of different cinematic genres – thriller, comedy, drama, romance and musical, the 2012 line-up includes films adapted from a wide range of literary styles – fairy tale (Donkey Skin), poetry (The Snows of Kilimanjaro) and graphic novel (Persepolis) – and highlights how great French directors like François Truffaut, Jacques Demy or Costa-Gavras have adapted works of literature.
All films are in French with English Subtitles and are free of charge.
When: FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
June 1: OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies, Central Park–Cedar Hill (at 79th)
June 8: The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Washington Square Park
June 15: War of the Buttons, Washington Square Park
June 22: The Axe, Tompkins Square Park
June 29: Donkey Skin, Tompkins Square Park
July 6: Tell No One, Riverside Park – Pier I (at 70th St)
July 13: Persepolis, Riverside Park – Pier I (at 70th St)
Sept 6: Jules and Jim, Columbia University – Low Library Steps*
All films at 8:30pm except September 6th screening at Columbia University, 7:30pm.