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The 2011 Films on the Green Festival Available Online!

This week let’s rewind to the 2011 edition of Films on the Green with the theme “French Summer Vacations.” While traveling may not be an option this summer, Films on the Green takes us on a cinematic tour of France, from the seaside villages of Brittany to the rocky hills of southern Provence.

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

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Two Days in Paris (Deux jours à Paris)
Directed by Julie Delpy, R, 2007, 1h36

Marion (Julie Delpy), a French photographer, lives in New York with Jack (Adam Goldberg), an interior designer. After a brief stay in Venice, they decide to go to Paris to visit Marion's family. But the romantic getaway is cut short: between Marion’s bizarre parents, her numerous ex-boyfriends and Jack’s obsession for photography, their relationship is tense!

Available on Kanopy | Hulu | Amazon Prime | The Roku Channel | Hoopla | Tubi | FandangoNow

A Summer’s Tale (Conte d’été)
Directed by Eric Rohmer, G, 1996, 1h29

Gaspard (Melvil Poupaud) spends his summer holiday in Brittany, expecting his girlfriend Lena (Aurelia Nolin) to arrive. She doesn’t and he is left alone to sunbathe and compose tunes on his guitar. He strikes up a friendship with Margot (Amanda Langlet), a young waitress. Although they spend a great deal of time together, Gaspard is approached by Solène (Gwenaëlle Simon), a seductive young woman. This liaison appears promising until Léna suddenly appears...

Available on Amazon Video | Vudu | iTunes

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot)
Directed by Jacques Tati, 1953, 1h27, recommended for ages 7+

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.

Available on The Criterion Channel | Kanopy | Amazon Video | iTunes

Contempt (Le Mépris)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard, PG, 1963,1h43

Parisian screenwriter Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli) and his wife Camilla (Brigitte Bardot) join director Fritz Lang and American film producer Jeremy Prokosch (Jack Palance) on the set of new film version of The Odyssey in Italy. Camille is not happy about this longjourney away from home and among strangers...

Available on The Criterion Channel | YouTube | Google Play | iTunes

The films The Swimming Pool (La Piscine) by Jacques Deray, Those Happy Days (Nos Jours heureux) by Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, Towards Zero (L’Heure zéro) by Pascal Thomas, and My Father’s Glory (La Gloire de mon père) by Yves Robert are not yet available on U.S. streaming platforms.