Free French “Films On the Green” Two Fridays in June at Washington Square Park

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French Films on the Green WSP

Update: Due to NYC air quality concerns from the Canada wildfires, Friday, June 9th’s performance has been moved to Sunday, June 11th at 8:30 p.m.

Friday, June 16th performance moved to Saturday, June 17th.

Two Fridays, June 9th and June 16th, 2023, at Washington Square Park, come for French “Films on the Green,” the French Embassy-Villa Albertine’s free French film festival in New York City parks.

Get ready to experience the beauty and passion of dance on the big screen with Films on the Green 2023, New York City’s free outdoor French film festival. Produced in partnership with NYC Parks and the FACE Foundation, this annual festival returns to Manhattan and Brooklyn’s parks from June 2 to September 8, showcasing 12 features that will transport you into a world of rhythm and emotion.

Free and open to the public (no ticket needed).
Films begin at sunset approximately 8:30 p.m. All films have English subtitles.

Washington Square Park Under the Arch

Friday, June 9, Washington Square Park

THE TANGO LESSON by Sally Potter (1997)

The Tango Lesson (La Leçon de tango)
Directed by Sally Potter
With Sally Potter, Pablo Verón, Carlos Copello, Carolina Lotti
Choreographer: Pablo Verón
1997, Drama, PG, 1h40, UK-France-Argentina-Germany-Netherlands-USA

Dissatisfied with her latest Hollywood screenplay, filmmaker Sally finds solace in tango lessons with Pablo, an Argentinean dancer living in Paris. As their relationship deepens, they strike a deal: if he teaches her to tango, she will make him a movie star. As they work together to make a movie in Buenos Aires, they confront the complexities of their love and conflicting desires.

In French, Spanish, and English with English subtitles

Friday, June 16, Washington Square Park

HEARTBREAKER by Pascal Chaumeil (2010)

Heartbreaker (L’Arnacœur)
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
With Vanessa Paradis, Romain Duris, Andrew Lincoln
Choreographer: Christophe Danchaud
2010, Comedy-Romance, 1h45, France-Monaco-USA

Alex is a professional heartbreaker, but when he is hired to break the engagement between heiress Juliette and the man of her dreams, he finds himself facing his toughest challenge yet. With only ten days to succeed, Alex must use all his skills to accomplish his assignment, even if it means stepping outside his comfort zone. Inspired by the iconic film “Dirty Dancing,” he learns to dance like Patrick Swayze and uses all his charms and wit to break down Juliette’s defense and win her heart.

In French with English subtitles

Full Films on the Green schedule here.

Photo: Cathryn

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