Antonin Baudry about the Films On The Green festival
June 2, 2011, 11:39 pm
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As much as I love New York, sometimes I do miss France. Mostly, I miss speaking French and hearing French. My solution at those times is to watch a French film–I recently found out Netflix Instant Watch has a pretty decent collection of them.

This year I am spending my first summer in New York and needless to say, I had a little bit of a freak-out just as the semester ended and I realized I wasn’t going to be home until August. Then I stumbled across information about Films on the Green, a summer film festival taking place in New York City parks. Perfect. On top of that, the theme this year is summer vacation. My guest on the show, Antonin Baudry, the cultural counsellor of the French Embassy in the US, says the festival is meant to give the audience a sense of what spending a summer in France is like. Now I definitely have somewhere to go if I feel homesick in the next few months.

Here is the schedule:
June 3
: Central Park – Cedar Hill (79th St & 5th Ave) 

The Swimming Pool – La Piscine by Jacques Deray

June 10: Washington Square Park
Those Happy Days – Nos Jours Heureux by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano

June 17: Washington Square Park 
A Summer’s Tale – Conte d’été by Eric Rohmer

June 24: Tompkins Square Park 
Contempt – Le Mépris by Jean-Luc Godard

July 1: Tompkins Square Park 
Mr. Hulot’s Holiday – Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot by Jacques Tati

July 8: Riverside Park – Pier 1 (at 70th St) 
Towards Zero – L’ Heure Zéro by Pascal Thomas

July 15: Riverside Park – Pier 1(at 70th St) 
My Father’s Glory – La Gloire de Mon Père by Yves Robert

Sept. 8: Films on the Green @COLUMBIA University– Low Library Steps 
Two Days in Paris – Deux Jours à Paris by Julie Delpy

For more information on Films on the Green, you can visit the website And as a special note for all the university students of this country, follow this next link to learn more about Tournées, if you can’t make it to New York City this summer but want to find out more about French culture.


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