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The 2010 Films on the Green Festival Available Online!

This week there will be music in the air, as we rewind to the 2010 edition of Films on the Green, which highlighted French musicals. We've even added a few new biopic suggestions to enjoy!

Below you will find the curated film descriptions as well as links to watch them on U.S. streaming platforms!

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A Woman is a Woman (Une Femme est une femme)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
, 1961, 1h24

An exotic dancer, Angela (Anna Karina), is desperate to have a child, but her boyfriend, Emile (Jean-Claude Brialy) is not as anxious. Although he cares for Angela and wants to keep their relationship going, he is not ready for that kind of responsibility. Instead, he suggests that she get together with his buddy Alfred (Jean-Paul Belmondo) -- a proposal Angela ultimately accepts, to Emile's shock and dismay.

Available on The Criterion Channel | YouTube | Vudu | GooglePlay | Amazon Video | Microsoft | iTunes

Love Songs (Les Chansons d’amour)
Directed by Christophe Honoré, 2007, 1h40

In the hope of rekindling their stalled relationship, Ismael (Louis Garrel) and Julie (Ludivine Sagnier) enter a playful yet emotionally laced threesome with Alice (Clotilde Hesme). When tragedy strikes, these young Parisians are forced to deal with the fragility of life and love. For Ismael, this means negotiating through the advances of Julie's sister (Chiara Mastroianni) and those of a young college student; one of whom may offer him redemption?

Available on Amazon Video | iTunes

The Young Girls of Rochefort (Les Demoiselles de Rochefort)
Directed by Jacques Demy, G, 1967, 2h07

The Garnier girls are fraternal twins, alike in spirit through not identical in looks. Ethereal blonde Delphine (Catherine Deneuve) is a ballet teacher and dancer, and redheaded Solange (Françoise Dorléac), is a singer and composer. They live in the port town of Rochefort on the southwest coast of France, where they give music and dancing lessons. The sisters, while far from unhappy, cherish dreams of romantic love and musical careers, and plan to go to Paris to fulfill their ambitions someday.

Available on HBO Max | The Criterion Collection | Kanopy | Amazon Video | Vudu | iTunes

As it was a shorter selection back then in 2010, when the festival was still smaller, we would like to add a few movie suggestions related to this theme:

Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (Gainsbourg, vie héroïque)
Directed by Joann Sfar, 2010, 2h02

Born Lucien Ginsburg to Russian-Jewish parents, Sfar follows him from his precocious childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris, to his beginnings as small time jazz musician and finally pop superstar. Along the way he romances many of the era's most beautiful women, including Juliette Greco, Brigitte Bardot, and Jane Birkin.

Available on Kanopy | Amazon Video | GooglePlay | YouTube | Vudu | iTunes

Under the Roofs of Paris (Sous les toits de Paris)
Directed by René Clair, 1930, 1h36

In the tenement slums of Paris between the world wars, impoverished street singer Albert yearns for beautiful Romanian immigrant Pola. Pola's boyfriend, local hoodlum Fred, grows jealous of Albert's constant attention to his woman and frames the hapless musician for one of his own petty crimes. But while Albert is in prison for Fred's misdeed, Pola ends up falling for Albert's faithful best friend, Louis.

Available on Kanopy | The Criterion Collection

Directed by Etienne Comar, PG-13, 2017,1h57

Reinhardt (Reda Kateb) is the toast of 1943 Paris, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of "hot jazz" and charming his admirers including his muse Louise (Cécile de France). But even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt - whose music is considered degenerate under the Third Reich - to make a daring escape from Paris, he refuses to be silenced as his music becomes a form of protest.

Available on Kanopy | Hoopla | Tubi | Amazon Prime | GooglePlay | YouTube | Vudu | iTunes | Microsoft

The films Same Old Songs (On connaît la chanson) by Alain Resnais, 8 Women (Huit Femmes) by François Ozon, and Tosca by Benoît Jacquot are not yet available on U.S. streaming platforms.