With the theme “A summer in Paris”, Films on the Green 2016 offered a striking portrait of the City of Lights, its urban landscape, and cultural diversity. A selection of classic, New Wave, and contemporary films showcased 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 was part of Tandem Paris-New York, a large-scale transatlantic cultural exchange between Paris and New York.
Free and open to the public.
All films are in French with English subtitles.
Music by WNYU and WHCS DJs prior to the screenings!
By Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg
Preceded by The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse
THE TALL BLOND MAN WITH ONE BLACK SHOE
By Yves Robert
Starring Pierre Richard, Jean Rochefort, Bernard Blier, Mireille Darc
AIR OF PARIS
By Marcel Carné
Starring Jean Gabin, Arletty, Roland Lesaffre
By Luc Besson
Starring Christophe Lambert, Isabelle Adjani, Jean Reno
THE 400 BLOWS
By François Truffaut
Starring Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier
APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD
By Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci
By Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring Alain Delon, Catherine Deneuve
CLEO FROM 5 TO 7
By Agnès Varda
Starring Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller
BOYFRIENDS AND GIRLFRIENDS
By Eric Rohmer
Starring Emmanuelle Chaulet, Sophie Renoir
GIRLHOOD (Bande de filles)
By Céline Sciamma
Starring Karidja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh
This year, Films on the Green introduced a new DJ to their lineup. Francesca La Brecque joined us on behalf of our longtime partner WHCS Hunter College Radio at our Riverside Park screenings. Along with showing off her DJ skills at our screenings, Francesca also put together a playlist for our audience members to enjoy! Grab your headphones and take a quick trip to Paris with these French tunes!