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A summer of French Cinema, from New York to New Orleans!

A summer of French Cinema, from New York to New Orleans!

Published on July 5, 2016
From Chicago to New Orleans, New York and Minneapolis, francophiles can enjoy screenings of excellent French cinema in several major U.S. cities this summer. The screenings are free and open to the public, indoor or outdoors. Find an event near you to discover the latest works of French filmmakers, or rediscover the classics of "the seventh art," as it’s called by French cinephiles.

• "Films on the Green" festival (NYC, June 7-Sept. 8)
• French "Films on the Lake" (Chicago, June 21-Sept. 16)

2016 "Films on the Green" festival (NYC, June 7-Sept. 8)

The Embassy of France in the United States, the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation will launch the 9th edition of the Films on the Green festival on June 7. Ten French films will therefore be presented free of charge on outdoor screens in New York parks. The 2016 festival, which will have the theme “A Summer in Paris,” will offer a striking portrait of the French capital, its urban landscape and its cultural diversity through a selection of classic, New Wave, and contemporary French films.

This festival is part of Tandem Paris-New York, a cultural exchange program running from June to October that highlights such disciplines as music, dance, film, literature, theater, and the visual arts, along with food and cultural innovation. Tandem Paris-New York is supported by the Institut Français and the two municipalities, in partnership with the French Embassy in the United States and the American Embassy in France.

The festival begins on June 7 with a screening in Central Park of Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg – a perfect bridge between Paris and New York. It will be followed by Yves Robert’s The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (June 10), Luc Besson’s Subway (June 24), François Truffaut’s The 400 Blows (July 1) and Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7 (July 22).

The program

Tuesday, June 7, 8:30 pm | Central Park, Cedar Hill
By Jean-Luc Godard, 1960, 1h30
Preceded by The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse, 1956, 36min

Friday, June 10, 8:30 pm | Washington Square Park
The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe
By Yves Robert, 1972, PG, 1h30

Friday, June 17, 8:30 pm | Washington Square Park
Air of Paris
By Marcel Carné, 1954, 1h50

Friday, June 24, 8:30 pm | Transmitter Park
By Luc Besson, 1985, R, 1h44

Friday, July 1, 8:30 pm | Transmitter Park
The 400 blows
By François Truffaut, 1959, 1h39

Friday, July 8, 8:30 pm | Riverside Park, Pier I
April and the Extraordinary World
By Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci, 2015, 1h43

Friday, July 15, 8:30 pm | Riverside Park, Pier I
Un Flic
By Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972, PG, 1h38

Friday, July 22, 8:30 pm | Tompkins Square Park
Cleo From 5 To 7
By Agnès Varda, 1962, 1h30

Friday, July 29, 8:30 pm | Tompkins Square Park
Boyfriends and Girlfriends
By Eric Rohmer, 1987, PG, 1h42

Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:30 pm | Columbia University
By Céline Sciamma, 2014, 1h52

French "Films on the Lake" - Chicago, June 21-Aug. 21

The Cultural Service at the Consulate General of France in Chicago is presenting a new exciting free outdoor French film series Films on the Lake in partnership with the Chicago Park District, Bastille Day Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, the Consulate General of Mexico and The National Museum of Mexican Art with the support of Kids Trail and France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago.

As part of the Chicago Park District’s 16th annual free outdoor Movies in the Parks, presented by Bank of America, the French films are shown in Chicago parks with English or Spanish subtitles on the big screen over the course of four summer evenings. Each screening is part of a larger celebration, in which musical entertainment and samples of food will be provided in partnership with each park community’s organizations and associations.

Films on the Lake schedule

Tuesday, June 21, 8:30 pm | Kathy Osterman Beach
Young Girls of Rochefort
By Jacques Demy, 1967, G, 125 min.
Preceded by a performance at 7:30 pm from The Edgwater Singers

Thursday, July 14, 8:15 pm | Montrose Beach
The Rabbi’s Cat
By Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesveaux, 2011, PG, 89 min.
Part of Bastille Day Chicago 2016 starting at 5:30 pm

Sunday, July 24, 8:15 pm | Harold Washington Park
The Class
By Laurent Cantet, 2008, PG13, 168 min.
Preceded by a concert at 7:15 pm by the Quentin Coaxum Quartet

Sunday, August 21, 6:00 pm | Harrison Park
The Triplets of Belleville
By Silvain Chomet, 2003, PG 13, 78 min.
Preceded by a concert at 7:00 pm by Mariachi Continental Mazamitla

Friday, September 16, 7:30 pm | Harnold Washington Park
The Class
By Laurent Cantet, 2008, PG 13, 168 min.
Preceded by a concert at 6:30 pm by LOLO IRVING

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