French “Films on the Green” Returns for 16th Year at Washington Square Park Friday June 7th | Two Fridays in June

Under the Washington Square Arch! French “Films on the Green” at the park. Free! Two Fridays in June:

Friday, June 7 | Washington Square Park

Final Set (5ème Set)
Directed by Quentin Reynaud
With Alex Lutz, Ana Girardot, Kristin Scott Thomas
2020, Drama, 1h43, France

Once hailed as a young tennis prodigy, Thomas’ dreams of a successful career in the sport never fully materialized. Now, at 37, he resolves to make a comeback at the prestigious French Open in Roland-Garros, despite his declining physical fitness and a shattered knee. Defying warnings from his wife Eve and mother Judith, Thomas persists, confronting his inner demons and navigating the fiercely competitive qualifying rounds to earn his place in the tournament.

Film in French with English subtitles.

Friday, June 14 | Washington Square Park

The Odyssey (L’Odyssée)
Directed by Jérôme Salle
With Lambert Willson, Audrey Tautou, Pierre Niney, Laurent Lucas, and Benjamin Lavernhe
2016, Drama-Biopic, Rated PG, 2h02, France-Belgium

Summer 1946. The Cousteau family—Jacques, his wife Simone, and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel—reside in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean Sea. By day they dive, exploring the depths of the ocean, while by night they watch the stars. It’s paradise on Earth. But Jacques is never content. He longs to explore the world beneath the sea and believes in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the Aqualung, his recently acquired vessel, the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers led by his wife, Jacques is ready to delve where no man has been before…

Films in French and English with English subtitles.

Films on the Green is back for its 16th edition, presenting a lineup of free screenings across New York City parks from May 31 to September 6, 2024.

Full Films on the Green summer schedule here.

Top Photo: Courtesy Films on the Green

Bottom Photo: Cathryn

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