- Jun 1, 2017 to Sep 7, 2017
- Location: NYC Parks
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks.
In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James Ivory, Saul Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Weiner, Matías Piñeiro, and Amy Hargreaves.
Free and open to the public | Films in French with subtitles
Music by WNYU and WHCS DJs prior to the screenings!
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Jul 20, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017
- Location: Paris Theatre, Angelika Film Center
Music Box Films is proud to announce the release of THE MIDWIFE, starring Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in their first on screen appearance together in a moving drama about unlikely friendships, forgiveness, and the need for change, written specifically for them by director Martin Provost (Séraphine, Violette). THE MIDWIFE is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, July 14 (Paris Theatre and Angelika Film Center) followed by a national roll out.
Claire (Catherine Frot-Marguerite) is a talented but tightly wound midwife and single mother on the cusp of losing her job as her small maternity clinic can’t compete with the nearby big hospital. Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), is the estranged, free-spirited but broken-down mistress of Claire’s deceased father looking for redemption. Though polar opposites in almost every way, the two women come to rely on each other to cope with the unusual circumstances that brings them together.
Writer-director Martin Provost began his career a
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Aug 24, 2017 to Sep 29, 2017
- Location: Angelika Film Center + Lincoln Plaza Cinema
Oscilloscope Laboratories is proud to announce the release of POLINA, directed by Valérie Müller and acclaimed French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, based on the graphic novel by Bastien Vivès. POLINA is scheduled to open in New York on Friday, August 25 (Angelika Film Center) and in Los Angeles on Friday, September 1 (Nuart), followed by a national roll out.
Shot in Russia, France and Belgium, POLINA tells the journey of a gifted young dancer - played by 22 year-old Mariinsky Theatre Russian ballerina Anastasia Shevtsova - rigorously trained from an early age by a perfectionist classical ballet teacher. Just after being accepted into Moscow's highly competitive and prestigious Bolshoi Ballet, Polina discovers contemporary dance, a revelation that deeply affects the young woman and makes her question her life until then. Diverting from her plan, Polina leaves all her exacting preparation behind and impulsively moves to the south of France to work with famous choreographer Liria Elsaj
- Created by: Aimee Morris