Tuesday, March 16, 2010 (11)

Mar 16, 2010
January 28, 2010
  • French Fairytale Acting Classes for Kids at Galli Theater

  • Jan 28, 2010 at 11:00am to Mar 25, 2010 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Midtown Manhattan
  • Description: Galli Fairytale Theater, a non profit theater for children, announces NEW Fairytale Acting classes in French, Spring 2010.Thursdays, 4.30-6pm (ages 5-7)Kids practice to speak French through role play, character work and the development of a fairytale play. At the end we are presenting a show!Thurs Jan 28 - Thurs Mar 25 (9 classes)Please contact us at newyork@galli-group.com.Cost: $270.- ($220 for siblings)I
  • Created by: Simon Fuetterer
February 26, 2010
  • The Animauters: 50 Years of French Animation

  • Feb 26, 2010 at 1:00pm to Mar 21, 2010 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Theaters throughout NYC
  • Description: Breathtaking and rarely screened animated films from French auteurs Paul Grimault, Sylvain Chomet, Rene Laloux, Michel Ocelot, Serge Elissalde, Marie Caillou, Jacques-Remy Girerd, Jean-Francois Laguionie, Jerome Boulbes and more...Presented by the New York International Children's Film Festival. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.GKIDS.com
  • Created by: Regan Rondy
February 28, 2010
  • Marguerite Duras Festival has Feminine Touch

  • Feb 28, 2010 to Mar 18, 2010
  • Location: New York
  • Description: The works of Marguerite Duras, France's well-known author, playwright and film director, will be celebrated during a month-long multidisciplinary festival in New York City from February 18 to March 18. Known for her evocative and experimental free-flowing style, Marguerite Duras revolutionized the form of the twentieth century novel, and her innovations also carried to the screen and stage. At the initiative of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and in partnership with Anthology Film Archives, the Baryshnikov Arts Center and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF).
  • Created by: Nabil Bekhti
March 11, 2010
  • Exposition "Splendeurs du Nu"

  • Mar 11, 2010 at 9:00am to Mar 31, 2010 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Pavillon d'Art Contemporain
  • Description: Pavillon d'Art Contemporain est une galerie située en plein quartier artistique de New York, Soho.A partir du 1 Mars et jusqu'au 31 Mars seront exposés les "Splendeurs du Nu ", les oeuvres de divers artistes européen.Ouverte au public du Mardi au Samedi de 2:00 pm à 6:00 pm.Entre les rues Lafayettes et Crosby, Métro Canal Street, ligne 6, N,Q, R, W.Pour tout renseignement, n'hésitez pas à me contacter :Adresse e-mail : emilie.lenglain@gmail.com
  • Created by: Emilie Lenglain
  • Special Film Event: Screening of Les Regrets, followed by Q & A with director Cédric Kahn and lead actor Yvan Attal

  • Mar 11, 2010 at 2:30pm to Mar 17, 2010 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Maison Francaise of Columbia University
  • Description: Cédric Kahn is the director of critically acclaimed Feux Rouges (Golden Bear Nominee, Berlin Film Festival, 2004), Roberto Succo ( Palm D'or Nominee, Cannes Film Festival, 2001), and L'Ennui (1998). Les Regrets, Cedric Kahn's suspenseful tale of irrational, obsessive love, features Yvan Attal (Munich) and Valéria Bruni Tedeschi as old flames who reconnect and leave emotional carnage in their wake. With a suitably propulsive score by Philip Glass.

    Event organized and co-sponsored by the On Set with French Cinema film series of the Columbia University Film Division
  • Created by: Maison Française of Columbia

  • Mar 11, 2010 at 3:00pm to Mar 21, 2010 at 10:30am
  • Location: LA MAMA
  • Description: FOR 2 WEEKS ONLY:IRINA BROOK, awarding-winning Parisian theater director's american premiere of La Vie Materielle at LA MAMA.An hour in the company of five extraordinary, funny, beautiful, generous performers, the words of Duras and Virginia Woolf in a theatrical kitchen.French music, songs, laughter and tears...DO NOT MISS THIS! IT SOLD OUT AT FIAF!
  • Created by: irina brook
March 16, 2010
  • CinémaTuesdays: Il court... il court le monde / Man Bites Dog

  • Mar 16, 2010 from 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall at French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF)
  • Description: Il court... il court le mondeJean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, 1987. Color. 10 min.With Jean-Paul Dermont, John Dobrynine, François DuisinxIn French with English subtitlesThe Dardenne brothers’ first foray into fiction after years of documentary projects was this short about a television director who suffers a car crash, interrupting his work on a special about…speed. Even in this early film, the Dardennes’ hallmark themes of time and chance are very much present.Man Bites DogC’est arrivé près de chez vousRémy Belvaux and André Bonzel, 1992. B&W. 95 min.With Benoît Poelvoorde, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert,Nelly PappaertIn French with English subtitlesNote: This film contains NC-17 rated materialThree filmmakers track the daily activities of Ben, who loves poetry and philosophy. He is also an unrepentant serial killer. Winner of the International Critics’ Prize at Cannes, Man Bites Dog is an unsettling portrait of the media and its relationship to the subjects it covers that rema
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
  • Café Conversation

  • Mar 16, 2010 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Maison Francaise of Columbia University, 2nd floor
  • Description: Café Conversation at the Maison Française of Columbia University. Come and speak with native speakers and French students of all levels in an informal gathering.During the academic year, Café Conversation meets on Tuesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Maison Française of Columbia University, 2nd floor in Buell Hall. Join us for coffee, tea, cookies, and conversation in the kitchen. Informal gatherings are moderated by a native speaker. All levels are welcome.
  • Created by: Maison Française of Columbia
  • Odon, Weaver of Dreams

  • Mar 16, 2010 at 2:30pm to Mar 24, 2010 at 2:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description: Early in his career, Odon’s intensely personal and mysterious images were inspired by the Cobra movement (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam), a group of expressionist painters interested in freedom of color and form. In the 1970s Odon began experimenting with the inclusion of cut and woven modifications on the surfaces of his paintings. By the late 1970s this had evolved into an increasingly complex process of cutting, shredding, and braiding paper, painted by him on both sides, into never-ending, sunburst-like forms that he calls mandalas. The ancient form of the mandala, meaning circle in Sanskrit, is a common symbol of sacred power in many cultures, representing a cosmic diagram viewed from the human perspective.Odon’s works are dream-like meditations on the order of the world. The artist works slowly, weaving the flat, meticulously painted paper into magical endless webs. Through these circular sculptures, Odon presents the infinite in finite form and alludes to the natural energy an
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
  • Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2010

  • Mar 16, 2010 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: IFC Center
  • Description: Screenings presented in cooperation with Unifrance, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the IFC CenterTickets: $15. General Public $11. with NYU i.d. (these screenings only)Tel: 212-924-7771; www.ifccenter.comRestless (Le bel âge)2009, 97 min. In French with English subtitles.Claire, a tomboyish teenager feeling the stirrings of first love, and her grandfather, Maurice, a former Resistance fighter (Michel Piccoli), share a house but soon discover much else as well.Followed by Q&A with directorLAURENT PERREAURendez-Vous with French Cinema runs from March 11 through March 21, presenting the New York premieres of new French films. Screenings take place at the Walter Reade Theater, at BAM, and at the IFC Center.For a complete schedule, visit www.filmlinc.com and www.ifccenter.com.
  • Created by: La Maison Française of NYU
  • New York Festival Of Song's "The Sweetest Path"

  • Mar 16, 2010 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
  • Description: The great flowering of French art song is celebrated in New York Festival Of Song's "The Sweetest Path." Artistic Directors Steven Blier ("A national treasure when it comes to the art of song" - New York Times) and Michael Barrett, General Director of the Caramoor Festival, are pianists/hosts for singers selected from around the United States, performing Gounod, Faure, Bizet, Satie, Ravel, Debussy and other great composers. The event is the culmination of Caramoor's second annual "Vocal Rising Stars" program, a week-long residency for young professionals devoted to guiding and inspiring the next generation of vocal talent. The Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts in Katonah, New York is the program’s sponsor, and the program will be underwritten, in part, by the Terrance W. Schwab Fund for Young Vocal Artists.
  • Created by: Reva Cooper