Friday, June 14th “Films On the Green” at WSP Features New York Premiere of “L’Art d’aimer” (The Art of Love)


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Friday night, June 14th, 8:30 p.m. by the Arch, the New York premiere of French film L’Art d’aimer (The Art of Love). This will actually be the first film screened in the Films on the Green series  — presented Friday nights throughout the summer by the Parks Department and the Cultural Services of French Embassy at rotating NYC parks — this season. Last Friday’s premiere at Central Park was rained out.

Last year, I went for the first time to one of the films at the Park and it really is a fantastic atmosphere to see a film. Worth checking out!

L’Art d’aimer – New York Premiere * 8:30 p.m. by the Arch * Free

DJ’s from WNYU 89.1 will spin music before the screening! 

About the film:

L’Art d’aimer
Directed by Emmanuel Mouret, 2011, France
Comedy, Unrated, 1 hour 22 minutes

In French with English subtitles
Starring Starring François Cluzet, Julie Depardieu, Judith Godrèche, Ariane Ascaride, Frédérique Bel

A series of vignettes about “the little music we hear when we fall in love” follows five Parisian couples as they deflect, complicate, and accept love, coming to terms with their feelings in humorous and inventive ways…

Reviews (via Wikipedia):

Foreign (U.S.) critiques: Neil Young of the Hollywood Reporter positively reviewed the film, comparing it to the works of Woody Allen, but adding that “some promising ideas in this high-toned romantic comedy get smothered by an over-complicated presentation”.[9] Jey Weissberg of the Variety wrote “Mouret’s rep and stellar cast mean local biz should be strong […], but it will take more than art for ‘Love’ to transcend borders” and gave the film a mixed review.[10] The Time Out gave it three out of five stars, naming it the “frothy fun”.[11]

About “Films On the Green:”

 is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the City of New York Parks & Recreation. Since 2008, the festival has brought classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers, each season’s films cover a different theme from environment to musicals and literary adaptations.

Next Friday, June 21st will be the second (and final) in the series at Washington Square and will screen the film, “French Cancan.”

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3 thoughts on “Friday, June 14th “Films On the Green” at WSP Features New York Premiere of “L’Art d’aimer” (The Art of Love)”

  1. *meant to put the comment here.

    Since this is under the arch, (wasn’t this used to be by the lawn/green?), will there be chairs available, or bring your own chair, or towel/blanket if people be laying down on the concrete? Thanks. Can’t wait to see this.

  2. Hi JOR,

    Yes, I think awhile back, yes, films were on the lawn. The fountain plaza/Arch area works really well for this tho’. I believe people bring blankets or just sit on the ground and some last year brought chairs and then there are some sitting areas around trees that people used. I do not think chairs were provided.

    Hope you have a good time!



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