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A Summer in Paris

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!


BREATHLESS
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

SUBWAY
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

UN FLIC
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!


Official Sponsors
BNP ParibasAir FranceTV5 Monde

Supporters
Mairie de ParisInstitut FrançaisReact to Film

Friends
agnès b.Columbia Maison FrançaiseMaman NYCBlouin Monthly EditionsWNYUWHCS
And the Washington Square Park Conservancy, Nora Coblence, Livia Hegner and Frederic C. Weiss.

In-Kind Support
New York International Children’s Film FestivalLa Mère PoulardVolvicRefinery 29 and Nature Addicts