Films on the Green in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Come join us for our last summer film at Transmitter Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! The fun starts around 7:30 with live music from WNYU DJ’s followed by the screening of Eric Rohmer’s “A Summer’s Tale” at sunset. Check out our facebook: www.facebook.com/FilmsontheGreen for more details!
Who Will He Choose?
A SUMMER’S TALE (CONTE D’ETE)-While Gaspard waits for his girlfriend Léna to join him for the summer holidays in Brittany, he meets Margot, a young waitress. Although he and Margot spend a great deal of time together, Gaspard is introduced to another young woman, the seductive Solène. Gaspard finds himself juggling the two women until Léna suddenly appears…
DATE: Friday, August 2 at 8:30pm
LOCATION: Transmitter Park, Brooklyn (Greenpoint Ave)
Presented in partnership with Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn
By Eric Rohmer, 1996, Romance, Rated G, 1h53, Les Films du Losange
French director Eric Rohmer, best known for his “je ne sais quoi” directing style, is a key figure of New Wave cinema. His films however, are unlike those of any of his colleagues, “laying bear the human soul and portraying ‘life as such’”.
Films on the Green will be showing part III of Eric Rohmer’s famous “4 Seasons Cycle” this Friday, August 2 at 8:30pm in Transmitter Park, Brooklyn.
In 2013, for the first time, Films on the Green festival will expand to Brooklyn! In partnership with the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, two films will be screened in Greenpoint’s newly opened Transmitter Park. The park, which opened in 2012, was once the home of the WNYC radio towers, and is now a 1.6 acre green space with a jutting pier out over the East River—perfect for a Friday night film and picnic we think!
July 26 at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): U by Solotareff & Elissalde
Aug. 2 at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): A Summer’s Tale by Rohmer
"Gypsy Jazz" best describes the soundtrack of this Friday’s film "U", composed by famous French musician Sanseverino, who’s unique style includes everything from "… the legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and Jimi Hendrix to Les Satellites, Les Béruriers Noirs, music from Eastern Europe and Pakistan, AC/DC, country bluegrass, java and ‘musette." -rfimusique.com
Check out the trailer for this Friday’s upcoming film “U” by Grégoire Solotareff & Serge Elissalde. The animation film, appropriate for kids 6+, also has something in store for adults with a soundtrack of “Gypsy Jazz”, by popular French musician Sanseverino.
Did you know?
Marlène Jobert, leading lady in tonight’s film “We Won’t Grow Old Together”, is also the mother of actress (and Bond girl) Eva Green. Jobert married Swedish dentist Walter Green and had twin daughter’s, Eva and Joy.
French director Maurice Pialat summed up “We Won’t Grow Old Together“‘s structure in a 1983 interview: “It was very repetitive—it was really like Ravel’s ‘Bolero.’ A lot of people who saw the film and liked it asked themselves how I could have sustained something so slight: a guy drives a girl crazy who finally leaves him. So it’s necessarily the same scenes that come back again and again.”
More scenes from Maurice Pialat’s 1972 film, ”We Won’t Grow Old Together” playing this Friday at Riverside Park.
Jean Yanne and Marlène Jobert in Maurice Pialat’s 1972 film, “We Won’t Grow Old Together”.
TONIGHT”S SCREENING POSTPONED:
We know’s it’s a bummer…Tonight’s screening is postponed due to weather but rescheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, July 13 at 8:30 pm at Riverside Park, Pier i
See you then!
Ariane Ascaride and Gérard Meylan in “Marius Jeannette” by Robert Guédiguian
"Marius and Jeannette" by Robert Guédiguian (1997)
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Clotilde Hesme and Grégory Gadebois at the 2012 César Awards, where they both won Most Promising Actress/Actor for the film “Angel and Tony”.