The French Embassy is sponsoring films in city parks this month, with the option to watch them in parks or at home.
The first showing will be on Friday night in Central Park starting at 8:30 p.m. on Cedar Hill at 79th Street near the East side of the park.
The film is La Boum, with a young Sophie Marceau. It’s about “a Parisian teenager with a lot going on in her life.” For full details, including how to stream online, go here.
The full list of films — which take place in various parks — is here and below:
July 9 – Central Park (79th St & Fifth Ave) & Virtual Cinema: La Boum by Claude Pinoteau
July 12 – Virtual Cinema: Elevator to the Gallows by Louis Malle
July 16 – Washington Square Park & Virtual Cinema: Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem by Daisuke Nishio, Hirotoshi Rissen, Leiji Matsumoto, Kazuhisa Takenouchi
July 19 – Virtual Cinema: Chavela by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi
July 21 – Virtual Cinema: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai by Christopher Kirkley
July 23 – Seward Park (Lower East Side) & Virtual Cinema: Satin Rouge by Raja Amari
July 26 – Virtual Cinema: Concert: Les Amazones d’Afrique
July 28 – Virtual Cinema: Vengo by Tony Gatlif
July 30 – Riverside Park, Pier I (at 70th St) & Virtual Cinema: Black Orpheus by Marcel Camus
“All screenings will be subtitled in English, free and open to the public. Capacity and tickets availability will be limited due to COVID-19 safety and capacity guidelines. Screenings begin at 8:30PM. For more information, visit www.frenchculture.org”
And the embassy put together the short promo below:
Correction: The festival starts on Friday, July 9th, not Thursday.