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Films on the Green 2023


Films on the Green NYC

Manhattan and Brooklyn Parks
New York City
New York City, US 10075

June 2 - September 8, 2023

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.

From the French Cancan to the flamenco of La Femme et le Pantin and the hip hop of Casablanca Beats, this year’s festival presents a variety of styles and settings that will captivate audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Alongside classic films like Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort, Films on the Green 2023 also features a record number of new releases and international co-productions, providing access to a wide range of directorial voices and subject matter.

Films on the Green 2023 is also part of the Albertine Dance Season, a year-long celebration of the art of dance organized by Villa Albertine. In addition to the film festival, the season includes multi-city tours by French, African, and Caribbean companies, artistic residencies for choreographers, and a culminating dance-themed symposium featuring global leaders in the field.  

Don’t miss out on this mesmerizing cinematic journey through the world of dance in New York City’s beautiful parks!

Free and open to the public (no ticket needed).
Films begin at sunset. All films have English subtitles.

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Films on the Green is a free outdoor French film festival in New York City parks produced by Villa Albertine, the French Embassy, FACE Foundation, and NYC Parks. We would like to thank all our 2023 sponsors and partners, as well as Nora Coblence, Frederic Weiss, and Pommery.  

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In partnership with

NYC Parks

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. 

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FACE Foundation

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

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.
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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.
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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.

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agnès b.

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
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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.
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Québec Government Office in New York

The Québec Government Office in New York is Québec’s primary representation in the United States. The Office promotes the interests of Québec in the following sectors: business, investment, government institutions, education, culture and public affairs. Inaugurated in 1940, the Office serves the Mid Atlantic region, which includes eight states.
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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.
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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. 
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