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Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Films On The Green

Films on the Green is an annual, free, outdoor film festival in New York City organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the City of New York Parks & Recreation, and FACE Foundation.


Festival Line-Up 2018
June 1 - September 6

June 1 | Central Park
Le Grand Restaurant (Jacques Besnard)

June 8 | Washington Square Park
The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran Anh Hung)

June 15 | Washington Square Park
The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)

June 22 | Transmitter Park
La Bûche (Danièle Thompson)

June 29 | Transmitter Park
Garçon! (Claude Sautet)

July 6 | Tompkins Square Park
Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol)

July 11 | J. Hood Wright Park
El Discreto Encanto de la Burguesía (Luis Buñuel)

July 13 | Tompkins Square Park
Romantics Anonymous (Jean-Pierre Améris)

July 20 | Riverside Park, Pier I
You Will Be My Son (Gilles LeGrand)

July 27 | Riverside Park, Pier I
Haute Cuisine (Christian Vincent)

September 1 | Fort Lee Community Center
Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy)

September 6 | Columbia University
The Grocer’s Son (Eric Guirado)


All films have English subtitles, except for the July 11th screening which has Spanish subtitles. Screenings begin at sunset.

Free and open to the public
Music by WNYU and WHCS DJs prior to the screenings!



In 2018, Films on the Green brought free French cinema to a young and diverse audience in New York with the generous support of its sponsors and local partners.

2018 Official Sponsors


2018 Media Partner

2018 Festival Friends



Thanks also to Pommery, and Frederic C. Weiss.



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Nathalie Charles
Program Officer

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Central Park
Cedar Hill, 5th Avenue & 79th Street

Set in the middle of Manhattan, Central Park is arguably one of the most famous parks in the world. Not only is it the first public park built in America, it is also one of the most frequently visited, with over 25 million guests per year.



Washington Square Park
5th Avenue, Washington Sq. N.

A marsh, a cemetery, a parade ground, a gathering spot for avant-garde artists, a battleground for chess enthusiasts, a playground for canines and children. Washington Square Park is well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington.



Tompkins Square Park
East 7th Street

This popular park in the middle of the East Village is a perfect centerpiece for its eclectic neighborhood, which houses artists, radicals, fashion lovers, and those who have lived in the neighborhood for decades and witnessed its many changes.



Riverside Park Pier I
At 70th Street

According to faithful visitors, Riverside Park, stretching four miles from 62nd to 158th Streets along the Hudson River, is Manhattan’s most spectacular waterfront park. Since 1875, the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted have offered escape from the city and opportunities for all people to relax, play, and socialize in a tranquil setting.



Columbia University
Low Library Steps
At 116th Street

Columbia University, founded in 1754, is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York. The steps of Low Memorial Library, the architectural centerpiece of the campus, provides Columbia University and Barnard College students, faculty, and staff with a comfortable and spacious outdoor platform and space for informal gatherings, events, and film screenings.



Transmitter Park
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

WNYC Transmitter Park was opened to the Greenpoint - Williamsburg communities in 2012. Once the working home of the WNYC radio transmission towers, the park is now a stunning green space, with natural areas and places for play and active recreation. The park includes an overlook to the south, seating, and a waterfront esplanade. At the end of Kent Street is a recreational pier with a view of the Manhattan skyline and East River.


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