Wednesday, December 8, 2010 (15)

Dec 8, 2010
October 22, 2010
  • Teachers' Workshop Program

  • Oct 22, 2010 at 1:30pm to Dec 17, 2010 at 12:30pm
  • Location: Tinker Auditorium
  • Description: Venue: Tinker AuditoriumPrice: $20 per workshop / $15 for FIAF MembersEnrich Your Teaching with Resources from the FIAF LibraryFriday, October 22 at 5:30pmPresenters: FIAF Haskell Library TeamMarket Your French ClassFriday, November 19 at 5:30pmPresenters: Astrid Larson, Language Center Coordinator;Emmanuel Lainé, VP, FIAF Language CenterLearn and Teach with TV5MONDEFriday, December 17 at 5:30pmPresenter: Michelle Belneau, FIAF InstructorAbout the Program"Le fait d'être à l'Alliance avec d'autres professeurs de FLE a été un grand plaisir. Depuis 5 ans à NY, c'est la première fois que j'ai l'occasion d'une rencontre comme celle-ci. Merci !"— Jose Eduardo Vasconcellos GuimaraesUnder the guidance of certified native-speaking educators, current and future French teachers improve their instruction of French to primary students, secondary students, and adults. These affordable workshops offer teachers the opportunity to learn practical strategies, share experiences, and develop specific peda
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
November 4, 2010
  • Paris / New York: Crisscross Views

  • Nov 4, 2010 at 2:00pm to Jan 29, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: FIAF • Gallery
  • Description: The Gallery of the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York’s premiere French cultural center, is proud to present from November 4-January 29, 2011, a new exhibit that examines sources of inspiration from two parallel cities, Paris / New York: Crisscross Views. A rare loan from the Maison Européene de la Photographie (MEP) to coincide with the “Mois de la Photo” (Photography Month) in Paris, the exhibit includes striking French and American photography on view for the first time in New York City.
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
November 23, 2010
  • French Artist Dominique Boutaud in New York Art Exhibition

  • Nov 23, 2010 at 6:00am to Dec 14, 2010 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description: Chelsea’s Agora Gallery is proud to present French artist, Dominique Boutaud, in the Apex of Transcendence. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 23, 2010 through December 14, 2010 (opening reception: Thursday, December 02, 2010 from 6-8pm)..Dominique Boutaud's oil paintings create a sense of scale that ranges from the minute to the interplanetary, portraying new spaces that she encourages us to discover. Searing reds and yellows, deep, mysterious blues and surprising, calming speckles of white meet in these compositions, conveying landscapes emotional, natural and immaterial that entreat the eye and propose a journey.
  • Created by: Amanda Michaels - Agora Gallery
December 2, 2010
  • Mapping Möbius at La Mama Theater, New York

  • Dec 2, 2010 at 3:00pm to Dec 19, 2010 at 5:00pm
  • Location: La Mama Theater
  • Description: La MaMa in association with The New Stage Theatre CompanypresentsMapping MöbiusA scientist recruits a young assistant to help him learn if the elemental patterns that haunt him are in his brain or present in the natural world. Is he unraveling the mystery, or is it unraveling him?World PremiereLa MaMa E.T.C.74a East 4th StreetDirected byIldiko NemethWritten byColm O'Shea, Marie Glancy-O'Shea and Ildiko NemethChoreographerJulie Atlas-MuzCostume Design byJavier Bone CarboneLighting Design byFederico RestrepoCastDana Boll, Kaylin Lee Clinton, Catherine Correa, Maria Cuartero, Markus Hirnigel, Sunrise Marks, Florencia Minniti, Fabiyan Pemble-Belkin, Peter Schmitz, Jeanne Lauren Smith, Chris TannerCostume Construction byLisa Kathryn HokansProjection Design byLaia CabreraAnimation Illustration Design byIsabelle DuvergerSound OperatorJeff HermanskiPrincipal AdministratorFabiyan Pemble-BelkinPress AgentJohnathan Slaff and Associates
  • Created by: Isabelle Duverger
December 3, 2010
  • Night Moves: Claude Chabrol & Arthur Penn

  • Dec 3, 2010 at 1:00pm to Dec 9, 2010 at 2:00pm
  • Location:
  • Description: “I’m known mainly for making movies about people shooting and cutting each other up,” remarked Arthur Penn of his own body of work, though he might just as soon have been speaking about the films of his French contemporary, Claude Chabrol. The most prolific member of the Nouvelle Vague, Chabrol averaged a movie per year from his debut in 1958 through his final film in 2009, specializing in delicious Hitchcockian thrillers and scathing indictments of bourgeois decadence. Meanwhile, back in Hollywood, Penn was emerging as the American filmmaker most directly influenced by the New Wave, with the existential paranoia of Mickey One and the form-shattering jolt of Bonnie and Clyde (a movie famously passed on by both Godard and Truffaut). On the occasion of their recent passing, we salute these giants of cinema—and longtime friends of the Film Society—with a combined retrospective. Programm:
  • Created by: New York in French
December 4, 2010
  • Nicole Peyrafitte: Le calendrier de décembre

  • Dec 4, 2010 at 1:00pm to Jan 1, 2011 at 7:00am
  • Location: Several
  • Description: Saturday, December 4, 2010 (7-9 p.m.)POETRY-SOUND-MUSIC INTERSECTIONSAT A GATHERING OF THE TRIBES285 East Third Street (Between Ave C & D) #2New York, NY 10009Phone: (212) 674–3778$7 suggested donation / pay what you canYou are invited to “Poetry-Sound-Music Intersections” at A Gathering of the Tribes. The performers include:1st set: Kristin Prevallet (poetry) and Edmund Mooney (electronics)2nd set: Nicole Peyrafitte (vocals, poetry), David Boykin (reeds), Dan Godston (trumpet), and Tom Zlabinger (upright bass).DIRECTIONS: 6 to Bleecker or F,J,M,Z to Essex-Delancey; m1 to 5th & 1st Ave, m9 to 2nd & Ave B, or m21 to 3rd & Ave C; then walk east.Monday, Dec. 27, 2010Evolving Voice/Evolving Music SeriesLocation: Vocal jam #7: Nora McCarthy (voice), Nicole Peyrafitte (perf. art), Andrea Wolper (voice) & François Grillot (bass): 269 East Houston @ Suffolk, NYCRest of the night:8pm - Jason Mears Group> Erika Dagnino (poetry) / Steve Dalachinsky (words) / Jason Mears (sax
  • Created by: Nicole Peyrafitte
December 7, 2010
  • CinémaTuesdays: Lou Castel: Action!

  • Dec 7, 2010 at 7:30am to Dec 21, 2010 at 2:30pm
  • Location: FIAF • Florence Gould Hall
  • Description: The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, will welcome the holiday season this year with a very special CinemaTuesdays series titled, Lou Castel: Action!. The series will celebrate the five-decade long career of this world renowned actor and artist, featuring five of his cinematic classics, and including a rare chance to meet the artist himself at a special reading of his works.Remarkable for his daring performances and longevity in the industry, Lou Castel worked with some of the most recognized directors in Europe, collaborating with Chabrol, Garrel, Assayas, Ruiz, Wenders, and Fassbinder. Castel is known for his unswerving zeal and dedication to the cinematic form, with a bent for portraying the transgressive and stigmatized of society. His characters range from homicidal epileptic (I pugni in tasca/Fists in the Pocket, 1965) to sluggish patriarch (La naissance de l’amour/The Birth of Love, 1965), both to be shown as part of the FIAF
  • Created by: Jennifer Kutsher
December 8, 2010
  • Nicolas Philibert's NENETTE opens at Film Forum Wed, Dec. 22

  • Dec 8, 2010 at 1:00pm to Dec 22, 2010 at 8:00am
  • Location: Film Forum
  • Description: She’s a 40-year-old longtime Parisian, with an unruly mop of red hair and soulful, close-set dark brown eyes. Nénette is introspective, perhaps melancholic, but beloved by those who visit her daily. After “having worn out three husbands” and given birth to four children, she’s convalescing from major surgery, and looks forward to life’s simple pleasures, like tea and yogurt at 4:30 each afternoon. Nénette is an orangutan in the famed Jardin des Plantes Exotiques zoo, and acclaimed documentarian Nicolas Philibert (TO BE AND TO HAVE) captures her day-to-day routine in this charming, poignant and wonderfully funny portrait. She’s one of our closest relations — the one with an enviable chunk of Paris real estate to call her own.
  • Created by: Film Forum
  • French-American School of Music Benefit Evening

  • Dec 8, 2010 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Location: Consulate General of France in New York
  • Description: Mr. Philippe Lalliot, Consul General of France in New York, and the French-American School of Music are pleased to invite you to a champagne reception with catering by Feast & Fêtes from Restaurant Daniel, featuring live music and a silent auction, to celebrate the School's 20th anniversary.Donations to the FASM help us to:* provide financial assistance to under-privileged students or families through our Gabriella Lengyel Financial Aid Fund;* offer free concerts, organize master classes and family programs.Our objectives for 2011:Under the leadership of Mr. Jean-Pierre Schmitt in coordination with newly appointed Director of Development, Mr. Tremeur Arbor, and Director of Musical Studies,Mr. Javier Oviedo, the FASM will further develop its existing programs and achieve its ambitious objectives for 2011:* expansion of the school's offerings (Alexander Technique, Harpsichord);* new partnership with the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music;* broadened series of events, includin
  • Created by: French-American School of Music
  • French Culture Nights takes you to the Polar Lounge with artists Anne De Villemejane and DJ Manu Leger - Dec 08

  • Dec 8, 2010 from 1:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location: Polar Lounge
  • Description: The fresh air of December takes the French Culture Nights to an arctic-inspired subterranean lounge beneath Hotel Marcel at Gramercy – Polar Lounge, an elegant lounge with the dreamy, shimmering aesthetic of the North Pole, on December 08.The talented painter and sculptor Anne De Villemejane ( will be presenting a selection of her bronze sculptures, as well as her last creations in concrete and steel during that evening.DJ Manu Leger ( with 10 years of experience evolving through various musical styles such as jazz, African beats, reggae, funk and rock, Manu has collaborated with numerous artists which helped him acquire great scenic maturity.FEATURED PERFORMERS & EVENT DETAILS: From 6.30 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Polar Lounge (201 East 24 Street, at 3rd Ave:- Paintings and sculptures by Francophone artist Anne De Villemejane- Music by DJ Manu LegerApero (Happy Hour from 6.30pm to 7.30pm) is sponsored by Ricard and beers sponsor
  • Created by: Enrique Gonzalez
  • Fête de fin d’année: RSVP:

  • Dec 8, 2010 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description: Chers Francophones et Francophiles,Vous êtes cordialement invités à la fête de fin d’année de la Comédie Française New York qui aura lieu ce mercredi, le 8 Décembre entre 20h00 et 23h å Pearl Studios: 500 8th Avenue Nos élèves présenteront des scènes extraits du théâtre de Joël Pommerat - auteur contemporain français. Nous parlerons en français tout en goûtant le Beaujoulais nouveau. Apportez un fromage ou en petit dessert si vous avez envie!Entrée GratuiteRSVP:
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
  • Burning Bridges Comedy @ McSwiggans (Wednesday Dec. 8th)

  • Dec 8, 2010 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: McSwiggans: 393 2nd ave. (@ 23rd st.)
  • Description: Burning Bridges Comedy @ McSwiggans: Wednesday Dec. 8th ed.The curmudgeon Brooklyn odd couple of Ray Field and Todd Montesi have decided to come together and produce a weekly bibulous filled good time and mirth at their hangout, The New York Classic known as McSwiggans. Featuring top comics, great laughs, cheap drink specials ( for ex. $3 beers, ALL 12 DRAFTS), and a laid-back atmosphere, how can you go wrong with that on a Wednesday night? C'mon, who's tying you down? Forget all of your commitments, burn all your bridges and join us! JOIN US! You won't regret it. (Well, unless you really did burn up all your bridges. It's only a figure of speech, dude.)This Week’s Guests: (Wednesday Dec. 8th):Eric KirchbergerRuhbin MehtaTodd WomackRachael ParentaJeff RagsdaleJoe FuryRichard Jameshosted by Ray Field, rainmaker, and featuring Todd Montesi, secretary of Something, Something, and WelfareBurning Bridges @ McSwiggansA new weekly comedy show Presented by Ray Field & Todd MontesiWednesdays 8P
  • Created by: Todd M.
  • Fête de fin d’année: RSVP:

  • Dec 8, 2010 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description: Chers Francophones et Francophiles,Vous êtes cordialement invités à la fête de fin d’année de la Comédie Française New York qui aura lieu ce mercredi, le 8 Décembre entre 20h00 et 23h å Pearl Studios: 500 8th Avenue Nos élèves présenteront des scènes extraits du théâtre de Joël Pommerat - auteur contemporain français. Nous parlerons en français tout en goûtant le Beaujoulais nouveau. Apportez un fromage ou en petit dessert si vous avez envie!Entrée GratuiteRSVP:
  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
  • Keren Ann in Concert

  • Dec 8, 2010 at 4:30pm to Dec 9, 2010 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Joe's Pub
  • Description: Keren Ann Zeidel (born March 10, 1974) is a singer-songwriter-composer- producer and engineer based largely in Paris, Tel-Aviv and New York. She has lived and recorded in France and New York for many years though she retains her Dutch and Israeli citizenship. She has released 5 solo records up to date: Keren Ann (2007), Nolita (2005), Not Going Anywhere (2003), La Disparition (2002), La Biographie De Luka Philipsen (2000). She is also a member of the band “Lady & Bird” with Bardi Johannsson. They released a self titled record in 2003 and have worked on diverse composition projects such as a show with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavik (May 2008) with director Daniel Kawka. 2 Performances: December 8 and 9@ 9:30 pm
  • Created by: New York in French