Films on the Green Returns

Get ready for a cultural and cinematic rendezvous with the Films on the Green 2021 festival. The film festival, curated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, returns to parks around Manhattan for its 13th year. After a turbulent year, this year’s theme, “Music and Cinema,” was inspired by the saying “music soothes the soul.”

The festival promises “an exciting lineup of international cinema” with a hybrid program that features both in-person and virtual screenings, which is a first for the festival. Both events will be free for audiences.

In-person screenings (all films start at 8:30pm):

Please note that in-person screenings will follow the latest state and local guidelines, which will implement face coverings for both volunteers and audiences, as well as socially distanced seating

July 9: LA BOUM (The Party)
Central Park on 79th street
Features music by Vladimir Cosma

July 16: INTERSTELLA 5555: THE 5TORY OF THE 5ECRET 5TAR 5YSTEM
Washington Square Park
Features music by Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo

July 23: SATIN ROUGE
Seward Park
Features music by Nawfel El Manaa

July 30: BLACK ORPHEUS
Riverside Park, Pier 1 (on 70th street)
Features music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá

Online screenings (all films start at 8:30pm):

Audiences will be able to access the selections via the French embassy’s virtual film screening platform.

Please note that there will be a limited number of tickets available for each movie

July 9: LA BOUM (The Party)
Features music by Vladimir Cosma

July 12: ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS
Music by Miles Davis

 July 16: INTERSTELLA 5555: THE 5TORY OF THE 5ECRET 5TAR 5YSTEM
Features music by Daft Punk, Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo

July 19: CHAVELA
Features the music of Chavela Vargas

July 21: AKOUNAK TEDALAT TAHA TAZOUGHAI (Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It)
Features music by Mdou Moctar

July 23: SATIN ROUGE
Features music by Nawfel El Manaa

July 26: CONCERT: LES AMAZONES D’AFRIQUE
Lineup: Amnaté Danté, Babani Koné, Doctor L, Joseph Palmer, Kandia Kouyaté, Llorenç Barcelo Rives, Mamadou Diakité, Mamani Keita, Maria Doumbia, Maria Koné, Rokia Koné

July 28: VENGO
Music by Tomatito, Sheikh Ahmad Al Tuni, La Caita, Gritos de Guerra, Remedios Silva Pisa, La Paquera de Jerez

July 30: BLACK ORPHEUS
Features music by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá

For more information about the festival, lineup, and schedule, please visit frenchculture.org.




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