Films on the Green

Fri May 31, 2024 - Fri Sep 6, 2024
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Repeating every week — Fridays through July 26, 2024.
Also on September 5, 2024; September 6, 2024.
8:30pm to 10:30pm ET
Age: Varies with film
Price: FREE
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A French film on a summer night! Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival in New York City parks.

Films are in French with English subtitles.

Bring a blanket and a picnic.

The full 2024 Films on the Green Schedule:

Central Park – Cedar Hill
May 31
Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain)

Several 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool's first synchronized swimming team -- for men.

Washington Square Park
June 7
Final Set (5eme Set)

Once hailed as a young tennis prodigy, Thomas’ dreams of a successful career in the sport never fully materialized. Now, at 37, he resolves to make a comeback at the prestigious French Open in Roland-Garros, despite his declining physical fitness and a shattered knee. Defying warnings from his wife Eve and mother Judith, Thomas persists, confronting his inner demons and navigating the fiercely competitive qualifying rounds to earn his place in the tournament.

June 14
The Odyssey (L'Odyssee) NR

Summer 1946. The Cousteau family—Jacques, his wife Simone, and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel—reside in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea. By day they dive, exploring the depths of the ocean, while by night they watch the stars. But Jacques longs to explore the world beneath the sea. With his invention, the Aqualung, his recently acquired vessel, the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers led by his wife, Jacques is ready to delve where no man has been before….

Transmitter Park, 2 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn
June 21
My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)  NR

Antoinette, a dedicated schoolteacher, eagerly awaits her summer holiday with Vladimir, her married lover, and the father of one of her students. But when Vladimir cancels due to a surprise hiking trip planned by his wife in the Cévennes National Park, Antoinette’s disappointment turns into determination. Following in their footsteps, she sets off on an adventure, with an unlikely companion, a protective donkey named Patrick, by her side.

J. Hood Wright Park, West 173rd St and Haven Ave
June 28
The Triplets of Belleville (PG-13)

Champion, a melancholy boy adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, discovers his passion for cycling. Under her guidance, he trains relentlessly, becoming a cycling prodigy. When he competes in the Tour de France, he’s kidnapped by two mysterious men. Determined to rescue him, Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno embark on a journey to find him, leading them to the bustling city of Belleville.

Seward Park, Canal St and Essex St
July 5

Marinette Pichon has soccer in her blood. Raised by a courageous mother who had to cope with a violent husband, she overcomes difficulties and forges an unfailing determination. While juggling odd jobs with her sporting career, she is selected for the French national team and then spotted by a major American club. And so, Marinette sets off for the United States with her mother, to pursue her dream of becoming the best player in the world.

Riverside Park, Pier I, 500 W 70th St on the Hudson River
July 19
Les Cinq Tulipes Rouges (Five Red Tulips)

A police investigator named Colonelle and Commissaire Honoré Ricoul team up to unravel the mystery behind five murders during the 1948 Tour de France. Each victim, a champion wearing the yellow jersey, is found with a red tulip—the killer’s chilling signature—by their side. Colonelle and Ricoul must race against time to stop the elusive killer before they strike again.

July 26
The Golden Ball (Le Ballon d’Or)

In the heart of Guinea, 12-year-old Bandian, known as “Turbo Makono” for his lightning speed, dreams of soccer stardom. Gifted a genuine leather ball by a visiting French doctor, Bandian’s journey kicks off as he flees to Conakry, the capital. There, his remarkable talent catches the eye of scouts, propelling him onto the national team. With his eyes set on the horizon, Bandian is determined to chase his soccer dreams to the fullest.

Columbia University - Low Plaza
September 5 - 7:30pm
Ride Above (Tempête)

Raised among horses on her parents’ stud farm, Zoé dreams of becoming a jockey. She finds pure joy in riding, especially with Belle-Intrigante, the prized mare. With the birth of Tempête, Zoé sees her chance to become a champion. However, tragedy strikes when Tempête accidentally injures Zoé, leaving her unable to walk. Now facing her darkest moment, Zoé must summon the strength to turn her shattered dreams into a triumphant reality.

McGolrick Park
September 6 - 7:30pm
Racetime (La Course des Tuques) PG

Frankie-Four-Eyes and Zac, the new kid on the block, go head-to-head in a traditional sled race through the village. When Frankie loses miserably due to a fault with his supercar, he is convinced that his opponent has cheated and is determined to prove it. When Zac challenges him to a rematch with high stakes, Frankie must confront his pride and overcome betrayal to emerge victorious. In a race that goes beyond sleds and snow, Frankie learns the true meaning of going beyond oneself. Film dubbed in English. Recommended for ages 6+

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