** Films on the Green's 10th Anniversary **

WANDA SYKES’ PICK
POTICHE (TROPHY WIFE)

 

"I love satire and stories with strong female leads. Catherine Deneuve goes from being a submissive trophy wife to a boss by taking over her cheating husband's job of managing an umbrella factory. It's a hilarious take on the old saying, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." It also touches on politics, class, and sexuality. There are a lot of big laughs delivered with this great ensemble cast too."

- Wanda Sykes (photo Roger Erikson)


** Wanda Sykes will introduce the film in person! **

Directed by François Ozon
With Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Gérard Depardieu
2010 | Comedy | R | 1h43 | France | Music Box Films

It's 1977 and women's liberation is in the air but Suzanne is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol. When Robert is taken hostage by his employees, who are in strike, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone's surprise, she proves to be a remarkably effective leader. But when Robert returns to the factory, things get complicated.

#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Films in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public
 


FILMS ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL

In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James Ivory, Saul Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Weiner, Matías Piñeiro, and Amy Hargreaves.

Central Park Cedar Hill Fifth avenue & 79th Street, New York, NY

Wanda Sykes' pick: Potiche (Trophy Wife)

When
June 2, 2017 | 8:30pm
Where
Central Park Cedar Hill
Fifth avenue & 79th Street,
New York, NY

** Films on the Green's 10th Anniversary **

WANDA SYKES’ PICK
POTICHE (TROPHY WIFE)

 

"I love satire and stories with strong female leads. Catherine Deneuve goes from being a submissive trophy wife to a boss by taking over her cheating husband's job of managing an umbrella factory. It's a hilarious take on the old saying, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." It also touches on politics, class, and sexuality. There are a lot of big laughs delivered with this great ensemble cast too."

- Wanda Sykes (photo Roger Erikson)

  


** Wanda Sykes will introduce the film in person! **

Directed by François Ozon
With Catherine Deneuve, Fabrice Luchini, Gérard Depardieu
2010 | Comedy | R | 1h43 | France | Music Box Films

It's 1977 and women's liberation is in the air but Suzanne is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol. When Robert is taken hostage by his employees, who are in strike, Suzanne steps in to manage the factory. To everyone's surprise, she proves to be a remarkably effective leader. But when Robert returns to the factory, things get complicated.

 

#FilmsontheGreen | Free French films in NYC Parks

Films in French with English subtitles
FREE and open to the public
 


FILMS ON THE GREEN FESTIVAL

In its landmark 10th year, Films on the Green will present French cinema through the eyes of 10 guest curators and some of the most creative and compelling filmmakers, actors, and artists of our time: Wes Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, James Ivory, Saul Williams, Isabella Rossellini, Wanda Sykes, Laurie Anderson, Matthew Weiner, Matías Piñeiro, and Amy Hargreaves.

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