FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

The French Embassy Received the Alice Guy-Blaché Award

On Saturday September 1st, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy received the 2018 Alice Guy-Blaché Award from the Fort Lee Film Commission. For the first time in 2018, Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks, expanded to Fort … Continued

James Ivory Presents The Wild Child at Films on the Green

On Thursday, September 7, hundreds of students and New Yorkers gathered at Columbia University, in front of Low Library, to watch the French classic, The Wild Child. For this last screening of the season —a back-to-school event organized in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française— director James Ivory joined us to introduce the film, which he … Continued

Rebecca Mitnik Mediterranean Playlist For Films On The Green

From the classically French “Zou bisou bisou”, made famous by Mad Men to the near Orient sounds of  Orange Blossom’s “Cheft-El-Khof,” we bring you a fresh and fun playlist in partnership with WHCS Hunter College Radio by DJ Rebecca Mitnik, the host of WHCS’s All Synths Considered.  Designed to transport you back to the Mediterranean, long after … Continued

Seth Kurke’s Playlist For Films On The Green!

Films on the Green has teamed up with WHCS, Hunter College Radio for this year’s festival to bring you tunes before Riverside Park’ screenings. Now, we’re offering a sample of their DJ skills; embrace the summer vibe with this playlist by DJ Seth Kurke, the host of WHCS’s The Last Exit with Seth Kurke.  Follow him on Instagram @sethkurke!

Films On The Green: Women Of Mediterranean Cinema

This year’s Films on the Green Festival centered on the theme of La Méditerranée, but a hidden common thread of strong and confident female roles also weaved through our series. Below, we highlight these powerful, resilient, liberated, and confident figures. Juliette in …And God Created WomanJuliette is an 18-year-old orphan with a high level of sexual energy. She makes … Continued

Films On The Green Love Stories Playlist!

Films on the Green has partnered up with WNYU Radio to create a playlist of our favorite Franco-American songs played at this year’s festival! Tune in for songs from Charles Trenet, Serge Gainsbourg, Brigitte Bardot, Françoise Hardy and many more classic and contemporary musicians.