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An annual, free, outdoor film festival in New York City.

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 2016


With the theme "A summer in Paris", Films on the Green 2016 will offer a striking portrait of the City of Lights, its urban landscape, and cultural diversity. A selection of classic, New Wave, and contemporary films will showcase the city’s aesthetic, cultural, and cinematic history from a dramatically unconventional angle through stories of love, romance, adolescence, female identity, and urban life in Parisian and its surrounding suburbs.

Films on the Green 2016 is part of Tandem Paris-New York, a large-scale transatlantic cultural exchange between Paris and New York.


Tuesday, June 7, 8:30 pm | Central Park, Cedar Hill

By Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg

Preceded by

The Red Balloon

By Albert Lamorisse


Friday, June 10, 8:30 pm | Washington Square Park

The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe

By Yves Robert
Starring Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier, Mireille Darc


Friday, June 17, 8:30 pm | Washington Square Park

Air of Paris

By Marcel Carné
Starring Jean Gabin, Arletty, Roland Lesaffre


Friday, June 24, 8:30 pm | Transmitter Park, Brooklyn


By Luc Besson
Starring Christophe Lambert, Isabelle Adjani, Jean Reno


Friday, July 1, 8:30 pm | Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

The 400 Blows

By François Truffaut
Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier


Friday, July 8, 8:30 pm | Riverside Park, Pier I

April and the Extraordinary World

By Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci


Friday, July 15, 8:30 pm | Riverside Park, Pier I

Un Flic

By Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve


Friday, July 22, 8:30 pm | Tompkins Square Park

Cleo From 5 To 7

By Agnès Varda
Starring Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller


Friday, July 29, 8:30 pm | Transmitter Park (Brooklyn)

Boyfriends and Girlfriends

By Eric Rohmer
Starring Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir


Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:30 pm | Columbia University (116th St)


By Céline Sciamma
Starring Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh


Free and open to the public!

All films have English subtitles.
Don’t miss music by DJs before the screenings!



In 2016, 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.


BNP Paribas
Air France
TV5 Monde

Fondation Liban Cinéma
New York Observer

agnès b.
Columbia Maison Française
Maman NYC
Blouin Monthly Editions

And the Washington Square Park Conservancy, Nora Coblence, Livia Hegner and Frederic C. Weiss.

Thanks also to the New York International Children's Film Festival, La Mère Poulard, Volvic, Nature Addicts and Refinery 29 for their in-kind support.


Tandem Paris-New York 2016

From June to October 2016, Tandem Paris-New York will offer a range of artistic events on both sides of the Atlantic including music, theatre, literature, dance and films.

Tandem acts as a platform for cultural exchange and exploration helping to spread awareness of the richness and vitality of two cultures and strengthens the bond between two cities. Tandem Paris-New York 2016 is organized by the City of Paris and Institut français, in partnership with the French Embassy in the U.S., the American Embassy in France and the City of New York.


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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The Programs

Tournées Film Festival
Films on the Green
French U.S. Exchange in Dance with NEFA
French Dual Language Program
French Heritage Language Program
Partner University Fund
French Voices
Contemporay Music
French-American Jazz Exchange with MAAF
Contemporary Theater
Visual Arts


FACE Foundation

972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075