The 2019 Films on the Green lineup focuses on female directors in French and Francophone cinema through a selection of 13 movies. This 12th edition pays tribute to “Women Behind the Camera” in honor of Agnès Varda, feminist filmmaker and pioneer of the French New Wave, who passed away earlier this year.
This year's selection highlights the diversity of French and Francophone cinema, featuring movies from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Mexico and Turkey, and shines a light on well-known woman filmmakers as well as emerging ones.
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Free and open to the public - Screenings begin at sunset
All films have English subtitles.
2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
May 31 | Central Park
COCO BEFORE CHANEL (Anne Fontaine)
June 7 | Washington Square Park
WHERE DO WE GO NOW? (Nadine Labaki)
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York and the Washington Square Park Conservancy, with the support of Sézane and FF2 Media LLC. In Arabic, Russian and English with English subtitles.
June 10 | McGolrick Park, Greenpoint, BK
MINUSCULE, VALLEY OF THE LOST ANTS (Hélène Giraud, Thomas Szabo)
Presented in partnership with the North Brooklyn Parks Alliance, Council Member Stephen Levin, PS110 The Monitor School, and PS110 PTA. Recommended for all ages.
June 14 | Washington Square Park
IN SAFE HANDS (Jeanne Herry)
Presented in partnership with agnès b and the Washington Square Park Conservancy
June 21 | Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, BK
PEPPERMINT SODA (Diane Kurys)
June 28 | Transmitter Park, Greenpoint, BK
MUSTANG (Deniz Gamze Ergüven)
Presented in partnership with the American Turkish Society, with the support of Sézane. In Turkish with English subtitles
July 5 | Tompkins Square Park
TOMBOY (Céline Sciamma)
July 10 | J. Hood Wright Park
THE AMAZING CATFISH (Claudia Sainte-Luce)
Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York, the Instituto Cervantes, Cinema Tropical, and Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders. In Spanish with English subtitles.
July 12 | Tompkins Square Park
AYA OF YOP CITY (Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie)
Presented in partnership with the African Film Festival and the Consulate General of Cote d'Ivoire in New York
July 19 | Riverside Park, Pier I
SEQUINS (Éléonore Faucher)
July 26 | Riverside Park, Pier I
CHOCOLAT (Claire Denis)
Presented with the support of Sézane.
Aug. 31 | Fort Lee Community Center, New Jersey
JACQUOT DE NANTES (Agnès Varda)
Preceded by MATRIMONY’S SPEED LIMIT (Alice Guy-Blaché)
Presented in partnership with the Fort Lee Film Commission
Sept. 3 | Columbia University
OLIVIA (Jacqueline Audry)
Presented in partnership with Columbia Maison Francaise, with the support of Sézane.
Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks.
2019 Festival's official sponsors: Air France, BNP Paribas, CHANEL Fund for Women in the Arts and Culture, JC Decaux, and TV5 Monde; 2019 Festival's Friends: agnes b., and Maman NYC.