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Films on the Green 2023

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June 2 Sept 8 Free French Films in NYC Parks 2023 Festival program

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Dancing Through Films on the Green We are thrilled to present the 15th edition of Films on the Green returning this summer with a captivating selection of French and international cinema that celebrates the art of dance in film From June 2 to September 8 the festival is bringing free screenings across 9 beautiful parks in Manhattan and Brooklyn Come and experience the lively or peaceful atmospheres of Central Park Washington Square Park J Hood Wright Park and other locations with 12 stunning features celebrating the beauty rhythm and emotion of dance As part of the year long Albertine Dance Season organized by Villa Albertine Films on the Green is an extension of the celebration of the art of dance Our lineup highlights the vibrancy and dynamism of dance as a universal language connecting cultures and people through the magic of cinema The 2023 film selection will take you on an incredible dancefilled journey through several styles and settings Discover the dazzling quadrille of French Cancan the passionate flamenco in La Femme et le Pantin and the energetic hip hop in Casablanca Beats We will take you to renowned venues such as the Paris Opera and the Bolshoi Theatre as well as the vibrant Drag Queen scene and tango filled streets of Buenos Aires Our lineup features timeless French classics comedies and engaging international co productions reflecting the dynamic world of French and Francophone cinema Films on the Green invites you to indulge in cultural experiences right in your local park or to explore the diverse array of parks that New York City has to offer So put on your dancing shoes and join us for a mesmerizing cinematic journey through the world of dance in our beautiful New York City parks Bon festival Ga tan Bruel Director Villa Albertine Anthony Perez Manhattan Borough Commissioner NYC Parks

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Film schedule 7 July 12 June 2 Central Park J Hood Wright Park The Young Girls of Rochefort Neneh Superstar by Jacques Demy by Ramzi Ben Sliman 1 June 9 Washington Square Park The Tango Lesson by Sally Potter July 14 Seward Park French Cancan by Jean Renoir 3 June 16 Washington Square Park Heartbreaker by Pascal Chaumeil 9 July 21 Riverside Park Pier I Polina by Val rie M ller Angelin Preljocaj 2 4 June 23 Transmitter Park La Femme et le Pantin by Julien Duvivier June 30 Tompkins Square Park Three Nights a Week by Florent Gou lou 5 6 July 7 Seward Park Casablanca Beats by Nabil Ayouch All films have English subtitles Screenings begin at sunset 7 11 1 8 July 28 Riverside Park Pier I Nha Fala by Flora Gomes 9 10 4 12 10 11 Sept 6 Columbia University Dancing the Twist in Bamako by Robert Gu diguian Sept 8 McGolrick Park Leap by Eric Summer Eric Warin 12 2 3 5 6 8

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Leadership support for Albertine Dance Season provided by 1967 Comedy Musical PG 2h06 France In French with English subtitles With Catherine Deneuve Fran oise Dorl ac Gene Kelly Michel Piccoli George Chakiris Grover Dale Central Park Cedar Hill Friday June 2 8 30 pm Directed by Jacques Demy In the picturesque port town of Rochefort the spirited Garnier twins Delphine and Solange share a strong bond and similar aspirations despite their contrasting looks Delphine the celestial blonde is a ballet teacher and dancer while Solange the fiery redhead is a singer and composer Together they light up the town imparting music and dance lessons with dreams of finding true love and pursuing their passions in the magical city of Paris Les Demoiselles de Rochefort A year long Exploration of the Art of Dance from Inception to Performance in 2023 The Young Girls of Rochefort Albertine Dance Season

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Directed by Pascal Chaumeil Friday June 16 8 30 pm Washington Square Park With Vanessa Paradis Romain Duris Andrew Lincoln Presented in partnership with the Washington Square Park Conservancy L Arnac ur 2010 Comedy Romance 1h45 France Monaco USA In French with English subtitles Heartbreaker Alex is a professional heartbreaker but when he is hired to break the engagement between heiress Juliette and the man of her dreams he finds himself facing his toughest challenge yet With only ten days to succeed Alex must use all his skills to accomplish his assignment even if it means stepping outside his comfort zone Inspired by the iconic film Dirty Dancing he learns to dance like Patrick Swayze and uses all his charms and wit to break down Juliette s defense and win her heart Directed by Sally Potter Friday June 9 8 30 pm Washington Square Park With Sally Potter Pablo Ver n Carlos Copello Carolina Lotti Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Argentina in New York Cinema Tropical and the Washington Square Park Conservancy La le on de tango 1997 Drama PG 1h40 United KingdomFrance Argentina GermanyNetherlands USA In French Spanish and English with English subtitles The Tango Lesson Dissatisfied with her latest Hollywood screen play filmmaker Sally finds solace in tango lessons with Pablo an Argentinean dancer living in Paris As their relationship deepens they strike a deal if he teaches her to tango she will make him a movie star As they work together to make a movie in Buenos Aires they confront the complexities of their love and conflicting desires

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1958 Drama 1h38 France Italy In French and Spanish with English subtitles With Brigitte Bardot Ant nio Vilar Michel Roux Presented in partnership with North Brooklyn Parks Alliance Transmitter Park Brooklyn Friday June 23 8 30 pm Directed by Julien Duvivier La Femme et le Pantin La Femme et le Pantin At the traditional Seville feria Eva dances the fandango and captures the attention of the wealthy and powerful Matteo Diaz a bull breeder who finds it difficult to resist her charms As their passions intertwine Eva toys with Matteo s affections challenging his self esteem and leading him on a quest to win her heart

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With Anas Basbousi Ismail Adouab Nouhaila Arif Zineb Boujemaa Presented in partnership with the Seward Park Conservancy Directed by Nabil Ayouch Friday July 7 8 30 pm Seward Park 2021 Drama 1h41 France Morocco In Arabic with English subtitles Haut et fort Directed by Florent Gou lou Anas a former rapper is hired to teach hip hop at a cultural center in an underprivileged neighbor h ood of Casablanca Amidst the challenges of restrictive traditions and issues of identity religion and politics Anas manages to inspire his students fostering unity and self expression through the transformative power of hip hop culture Casablanca Beats With Pablo Pauly Romain Eck Hafsia Herzi This film is part of Unifrance and Villa Albertine s Young French Cinema program Friday June 30 8 30 pm Tompkins Square Park 2022 Drama 1h43 France In French with English subtitles Trois nuits par semaine Three Nights a Week Baptiste s world is turned upside down when he meets the enigmatic drag queen Cookie Kunty and falls headfirst into the dazzling and vibrant world of drag Initially drawn in by a photography project he finds himself completely immersed in this new Parisian scene leading to a passionate and tumultuous relationship with Quentin the man behind the captivating persona

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With Oumy Bruni Garrel A ssa Ma ga Maiwenn Steve Tientcheu Wednesday July 12 8 30 pm J Hood Wright Park 2022 Comedy Drama 1h35 France In French with English subtitles Directed by Ramzi Ben Sliman Scan to visit tv5mondeplus com or download the app At just twelve years old Neneh is destined to dance and earns a coveted spot at the prestigious Paris Opera Ballet School Fueled by passion and determination she must work twice as hard to overcome her challenging circumstances and earn the approval of the school s director Marianne Belage Guarding a secret that connects her to Neneh Marianne is put in a difficult position and becomes an unwavering protector of the school s long held traditions leading Neneh to question whether she must choose between her dreams and her identity Neneh Superstar Stream the largest selection of French content in the US TV5MONDEplus is now included with a TV5MONDE subscription Enjoy full seasons of your favorite series films documentaries and lifestyle shows with the option to add subtitles Neneh Superstar Get more of what you love from TV5MONDE

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Dir by Val rie M ller Angelin Preljocaj Friday July 21 8 30 pm Riverside Park Pier I With Anastasia Shevtsova Juliette Binoche Niels Schneider J r mie B lingard Presented in partnership with Summer on the Hudson Polina 2016 Drama 1h48 France In French and Russian with English subtitles Polina danser sa vie Seward Park Friday July 14 8 30 pm As a promising classical ballet dancer Polina is on the verge of joining the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she discovers contemporary dance a revelation that upends her plans Choosing a new path she leaves Russia to move to France Under the guidance of renowned choreographer Liria Elsaj Polina grapples with finding her artistic voice and forging a new life in the world of dance Directed by Jean Renoir French Cancan 1955 Drama Musical 1h45 France Italy In French with English subtitles With Jean Gabin Fran oise Arnoul Mar a F lix Presented in partnership with the Seward Park Conservancy and the Mexican Cultural Institute in New York French Cancan Set in the vibrant Belle Epoque live enter tainment entrepreneur Henri Danglard undertakes the renovation of a historic Parisian cabaret the Moulin Rouge Betting on the revival of the cancan dance he turns young washerwoman Nini into a star dancer Along the way Danglard confronts the jealousy of his lover Lola the fickleness of his sponsors and the fierce competition of the Montmartre scene

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2021 Drama 2h09 France Senegal Canada In French with English subtitles Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Francaise Columbia University Wednesday Sept 6 7 30 pm Directed by Robert Gu diguian Twist Bamako Dancing the Twist in Bamako In 1960s Mali the youth of Bamako embrace the twist dance and rock and roll imported from the West as they dream of political change Amidst this atmosphere of hope young socialist Samba encounters the spirited Lara during a political mission to the bush As their love story unfolds they face the challenges of revolution and strive to achieve their dreams for a brighter future Directed by Flora Gomes Friday July 28 8 30 pm Riverside Park Pier I With Fatou N Diaye Jean Christophe Doll Angelo Torres Naka Ramiro Presented in partnership with the African Film Festival and Summer on the Hudson My Voice 2002 Comedy Musical 1h50 Portugal FranceLuxembourg Cape Verde Courtesy of Institut Fran ais In Kabuverdianu and French with English subtitles Nha Fala In Cabo Verde singing and dancing is at the heart of social life but young Vita is forbidden to sing due to an ancestral family curse During her time in Paris she meets Pierre a musician who uncovers her beautiful voice and persuades her to record a song Terrified of the consequences Vita returns home to confront her fears and face tradition

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McGolrick Park Brooklyn Friday September 8 7 30 pm Dir by Eric Summer Eric Warin Ballerina 2016 Animation Adventure PG 1h29 France Canada In French with English subtitles Presented in partnership with the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance Council Member Lincoln Restler the Qu bec Government Office in New York and PS110 The Monitor School Leap F licie a spirited orphan from Brittany yearns to dance her way to stardom at the prestigious Paris Opera and with her inventive friend Victor they hatch a daring plan to escape their orphanage and head for Paris In the bustling and vibrant city with the Eiffel Tower rising in the distance F licie discovers the transformative power of dance and with determination and resilience she learns to overcome the odds and pursue her passion

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Films on the Green is a free French film festival in New York City parks produced by Villa Albertine The French Embassy NYC Parks and FACE Foundation Presented by Official sponsors Friends Image credit Janus Films p 5 Sony Pictures Classics p 6 IFC Films p 7 Path Films p 9 Pyramide Films p 10 Kino Lorber p 11 Mika Cotellon Gaumont France 2 Cin ma Gaumont animation p 13 Janus Films p 14 Oscilloscope Laboratories p 15 Fado Filmes Samsa Film Les Films de Mai p 16 ArtMattan Productions Agat Films p 17 Lions Gate Films p 19 To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all employees volunteers and attendees in person screenings will abide by all state and local regulations Do not attend if you have experienced COVID 19 symptoms or tested positive for COVID 19 Design Studio Des Signes Partners

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