Les Choses de la vie (The Things of Life)
June 3, 2022 | Central Park – Cedar Hill
June 3 - September 9, 2022
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.
“In France, one in five films is a literary adaptation, so this year’s Films on the Green selection is truly the best of the best. For a behind-the-scenes perspective, New Yorkers may want to grab one or more of the books—but whether or not you’ve read the original, each film is an entertaining and thought-provoking approach to the challenge of adaptation.”
—Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the US and Director of Villa Albertine
Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by Villa Albertine, the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and NYC Parks. We would like to thank all our 2022 sponsors (listed below) and partners, as well as Nora Coblence, Frederic Weiss, and Pommery.
July 8, 2022 | Seward Park
Check out our 2022 Festival program:
NYC Parks is the steward of approximately 30,000 acres of land — 14 percent of New York City — including more than 5,000 individual properties ranging from Coney Island Beach and Central Park to community gardens and Greenstreets. We operate more than 800 athletic fields and nearly 1,000 playgrounds, 550 tennis courts, 65 public pools, 51 recreational facilities, 15 nature centers, 14 golf courses, and 14 miles of beaches. We care for 1,200 monuments and 23 historic house museums. We look after 650,000 street trees, and two million more in parks. We are New York City’s principal providers of recreational and athletic facilities and programs. We are home to free concerts, world-class sports events, and cultural festivals.
FACE Foundation is an American nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting French-American relations through innovative cultural and educational projects. In partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, FACE Foundation promotes artistic, literary, and educational exchange and collaboration between creative professionals from both countries. With additional corporate, foundation, and individual support, FACE Foundation administers grant programs in the performing and visual arts, cinema, translation, and secondary and higher education, while providing financial sponsorship to French-American festivals and other cultural initiatives. FACE Foundation focuses on new and recent work of living artists and the promotion of bilingualism and the French language.
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach that has a presence in 65 countries, with approximately 190,000 employees. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services; Investment & Protection Services; and Corporate & Institutional Banking. Based on its strong diversified and integrated model, the Group helps all its clients to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In the US, BNP Paribas has built a strong and diversified presence to support its client base.
JCDecaux operates coordinated street furniture franchises in major cities across the U.S., including here in New York. It is continuously working to connect information to stakeholders and identify municipal innovations to enhance the livability and sustainability of streetscapes. A member of the JCDecaux Group, the number one outdoor advertising company in the world, which through its three business segments – street furniture, transport and billboard, has engaged in a virtuous, sustainable business model since its founding in 1964.
TV5MONDE is a global French language entertainment network that showcases premium films and programs from across the world. With more than 1.5 million viewers nationwide in the USA, TV5MONDE is a renowned leader in French language entertainment.
agnès b. is a privately owned, family operated company based in Paris that was founded by the designer in 1976. Today, the company operates 206 stores worldwide, a contemporary art center in Paris, four gallery boutiques, and publishes the hybrid art periodical Point d’Ironie.
Columbia Maison Française
For more than a century, the Columbia Maison Française has been a leader in fostering intellectual and cultural exchange between the United States and France, Europe, and the French-speaking world. The rich program of events at the Maison Française generates debate, spotlights original scholarship, promotes exchange across disciplines at Columbia and beyond, and contributes to international and cross-cultural understanding in an increasingly global world.
maman is a French café and lifestyle brand, offering baked goods, coffee, fresh breakfast, and lunch options, as well as hosting intimate events and brand partnerships. in 2021, maman founders released the highly anticipated maman: The Cookbook.
Mexican Cultural Institute of New York
The Mexican Cultural Institute of New York is committed to generating awareness of the richness, dynamism and cultural diversity of Mexico as a plural and creative nation. It supports and develops programs that foster a better understanding of Mexico through the promotion of its arts and culture.
North Brooklyn Parks Alliance
The North Brooklyn Parks Alliance (NBK Parks) was formed in 2003 as the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) to raise private funds to expand and improve open space in North Brooklyn. Throughout its history, NBK Parks has been focused on capital projects and the maintenance of parks, while also acting as a grassroots community-building and advocacy organization.
Washington Square Park Conservancy
The Washington Square Park Conservancy is a not for profit organization working with NYC Parks and neighborhood groups to ensure that Washington Square Park continues as a diverse and historical urban green space through engaging volunteers and raising funds to help keep the park clean, safe and beautiful.