French Films on the Green Returns to Washington Square Park Two Fridays in June

The Summit of the Gods

Films on the Green is back this summer featuring eclectic French films in NYC Parks from June 3rd to September 9th, Fridays & free. Washington Square Park films will take place under the Arch on Friday, June 10th and June 17th.

Films on the Green has been a beloved feature at the park for 13 or 14 years and the backdrop of the films against the Arch and the energy of the crowd are always special.

From Films on the Green:

This year’s edition of Films on the Green, with the theme “From Page to Screen,” spotlights 12 diverse and world-class literary adaptations, coming to 9 different parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 3 to September 9.

We are thrilled to bring back Films on the Green this summer with an exciting lineup of international cinema and a new and vibrant visual identity inspired by movie theaters and electrifying city nightlife.

Free. Films are in French with English sub-titles.

Washington Square Park, two Fridays, June 10th and June 17th:

Friday, June 10, Washington Square Park

THE SUMMIT OF THE GODS (Le Sommet des dieux) by Patrick Imbert (2021)

Were George Mallory and his companion Andrew Irvine the first men to scale Everest on June 8th, 1924? Only the little Kodak VPK camera they took with them might reveal the truth. In Kathmandu, 70 years later, a young Japanese reporter named Fukamachi recognizes the camera in the hands of the mysterious Habu Jôji, an outcast climber believed missing for years. Fukamachi enters a world of obsessive mountaineers hungry for impossible conquests on a journey that leads him, step by step, towards the summit of the gods.

Friday, June 17, Washington Square Park

BAND OF OUTSIDERS (Bande à part) by Jean-Luc Godard (1964)

Franz and Arthur don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile. When Odile lets slip that a stash of cash is ineptly hidden in the isolated villa where she lives, the men hatch a plan to take it for themselves.


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