Next Two Fridays Free French Films at the Park Beginning Tonight, Friday, June 8th (Next One: Friday, June 15th)

For the fifth year, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City’s Parks Department present French films over 8 Fridays in New York City parks with Washington Square Park hosting two screenings, the first, tonight, Friday, June 8th and again next Friday, June 15th. Each film will be preceded by a DJ from WNYU playing music. Tonight’s film is by the Arch.

Tonight, Friday, June 8th, 8:30 p.m.:

Directed by Robert Guédiguian, 2011, France, Drama/Romance
French with English Subtitles, Not rated, 107mStarring Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Ariane Ascaride, Gérard Meylan, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Anais Demoustier, Julie-Marie Parmentier

Despite losing his job, Michel lives happily with his wife Marie-Claire and their loving family and friends in Marseille. His happiness is shattered when he and his wife are robbed at gunpoint of their life savings by two mask-wearing thieves. The shock is even more devastating when they discover who the perpetuators are…

Based on the poem Les Pauvres Gens from La Légende des Siècles by Victor Hugo, Lévy et Hetzel, 1859, France. How Good are the Poor from The Legend of the Ages, published in the United States by Oxford University Press, 2004.

Next Friday, June 15th, 8:30 p.m.:

Directed by Yves Robert, 1962, France, Comedy (more…)

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.