French Film #2 “On the Green” at Washington Square Tonight: La Guerre Des Boutons (War of the Buttons)

Wonderful atmosphere and energy last week for French film #1 “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” part of “Films On the Green” a program featuring French films presented at parks throughout the city all summer by the French Embassy and the Parks Department. It is definitely worth going at least once to see a film at WSP under the Arch/on the Fountain Plaza. (Last one this summer as far as I know unless more are being planned.) Tonight, Friday, June 15th 8:30 p.m. Free.

the set up by the Arch

the audience awaits the start of the film…

excellent DJ from WNYU pre-screening

the film under way

Full info for tonight’s film WAR OF THE BUTTONS | LA GUERRE DES BOUTONS Directed by Yves Robert, 1962, France, Comedy (English subtitles).

Scene: The Fountain Last Friday Night at Sunset

FILM CANCELLED DUE TO EXPECTED RAIN Tonight at the park —  “Films on the Green” – Free French Films – 8:30 p.m. featuring director Eric Rohmer’s “A Summer’s Tale.”

Photo: Esther S. Kim (blog for ladies!)

Films On The Green – Free French Films – Tonight at Washington Square Park with NYC Premiere of “Those Happy Days”; Also June 17th

Those Happy Days

For the fourth year in New York City parks, Cultural Services of the French Embassy pairs with the NYC Parks Department to present “Films on The Green” – free French films, Fridays in Manhattan in June & July!

Washington Square Park hosts two film screenings. The first, this evening, is “Those Happy Days,” the film’s New York City premiere, and next Friday, June 17th, director Eric Rohmer’s “A Summer’s Tale.”

Tompkins Square, Riverside Park and Columbia University host the remaining five screenings. The series premiered last Friday in Central Park.

Tonight Friday, June 10th, 8:30 p.m. “Those Happy Days” by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano — New York Premiere

For the first time in his life Vincent Rousseau (Rouve) is at the head of a summer camp in the south of France. Between the blundering camp counselors, the untenable 80 kids and the unexpected visit of Children’s Services, these three weeks will be more eventful than expected. Summer camps are not necessarily a vacation for everyone!

Friday, June 17th, 8:30 p.m., “A Summer’s Tale” by acclaimed director Eric Rohmer

Gaspard (Poupaud) spends his summer holiday in Brittany, expecting his girlfriend Lena (Nolin) to arrive. He strikes up a friendship with Margot (Langlet), a young waitress. Although they spend a great deal of time together, Gaspard is approached by Solène (Simon), a seductive young woman. This liaison appears promising until Léna suddenly appear.

Full schedule for “Films On The Green” from the French Embassy is here.