Villa Albertine today announced the return of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in partnership with Face Foundation and NYC Parks. This year’s theme, “From Page to Screen”, spotlights 12 diverse and world-class literary adaptations, coming to nine different parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 3rd to September 9th.
After going virtual in 2021, the festival will return in-person to New York and three other cities (Washington D.C.; Chicago; and Boston), each with a unique program.
Films on the Green is produced nationally by Villa Albertine, a new kind of cultural institution launched by the French Government in fall 2021. With a team of 80 people deployed in 10 major US cities, Villa Albertine produces major public events and supports hundreds of creators and thinkers annually through grants, professional programs, and a new model of customized artist residencies.
In New York City, the 2022 Films on the Green programming features contemporary and classic French-language films adapted from a wide range of international literature. Find the full schedule below. Read more about each film, including the cast and partners, here.
“Films on the Green is one of the most anticipated free public events of the year, and we are beyond delighted to bring it back with such diverse programming and partners across four different cities,” said Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the US and Director of Villa Albertine. “In France one in five films is a literary adaptation, so this year’s New York City Films on the Green selection is truly the best of the best. Whether or not you’ve read the original, each film is an entertaining and thought-provoking approach to the challenge of adaptation.”
Here is an overlook of dates/locations:
June 10, Washington Square Park, ‘The Summit of the Gods’; June 17, Washington Square Park, ‘Band of Outsiders’; June 24, Transmitter Park, Brooklyn, ‘Le Capitan’; July 1, Tompkins Square Park, ‘Touches Pas Au Grisbi’; July 8, Seward Park, ‘Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress’; July 13, J. Hood Wright Park, ‘Fever Mounts at El Sao’; July 15,, Seward Park, ‘the Class’; July 22, Riverside Park, Pier 1, ‘Mandate’; July 29, Riverside Park, Pier 1, ‘Delicacy’; September 8, Columbia University, ‘The Velvet Queen’; September 9, McGolrick Park, Brooklyn, ‘Eleanor’s Secret’.
Villa Albertine, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks would like to thank Films on the Green’s 2022 official sponsors: BNP Paribas, TV5 MONDE, and JCDecaux.