Thursday, March 24, 2011 (11)

Mar 24, 2011
  • ACT AMERICAN! Acting class and English practice for internationals

  • Mar 1, 2011 at 3:00pm to Apr 12, 2011 at 4:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description:

    In this introduction to acting workshop, international students will learn basic acting technique while improving their English skills. We will incorporate voice work, physical improvisation and scene study to prepare students to perform in American English. The 5 session class will culminate in a presentation of monologues and scenes. In keeping with our mission to promote international theatre by living artists, we will draw on texts by contemporary famous finternational playwrights. Students will have the choice to work on contemporary American texts or translate their scene or monologue into English from their native tongue, if they so desire. The class will include regular visits to international theatre events followed by discussion.

    When: Tuesdays 8-10.30pm
    March 1 - April 12

    Where: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, btw 35th and 36th

  • Created by: Anne
March 3, 2011
  • NY Int'l Children's Film Festival 2011 - 3 French animated film premieres!

  • Mar 3, 2011 to Mar 27, 2011
  • Location: Cantor Film Center, DGA Theater, IFC Center, Scholastic Theater, Symphony Space, Asia Society
  • Description: NYICFF 2011, March 4-27, premieres 100 exceptional new films from around the world, plus filmmaker Q&As, receptions, panels, workshops, retrospectives, audience voting and theNYICFF Awards Ceremony.  NYICFF will present three gorgeous French animated features: the US Premiere of A Cat in Paris, the NY Premiere of The Storytelling Show, and the English Language World Premiere of Mia & The Migoo!  Tickets are selling out fast, so get yours today at
  • Created by: Regan Rondy
March 17, 2011
  • Nostalgia for the Light opens 3/18/11 at the IFC Center

  • Mar 17, 2011 to Mar 31, 2011
  • Location: IFC Center
  • Description: Nostalgia For the Light
    Friday 3/18/11-Thursday 3/31/11
    IFC Center
    Master director Patricio Guzmán travels 10,000 feet above sea level to the driest desert on earth for this remarkable documentary. Here, the sky is so translucent that it allows

    astronomers to see the boundaries of our universe. Yet the Atacama Desert climate also keeps human remains intact: pre-Columbian mummies; explorers and miners; and the remains of disappeared political prisoners. Women sift the desert soil for the bones of their loved ones, while archaeologists uncover traces of ancient civilizations and astronomers examine the most distant and oldest galaxies. Melding celestial and earthly quests,NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT is a gorgeous, moving, and deeply personal odyssey.

    There will be a Q&A with director Patricio Guzman on 3/18/11.
    Tickets: Adults $13, Children 12 and under $9, Seniors $9 Members $8

    For information about specific screening time call (212) 924-7771 or visit
    For more informatio

  • Created by: Joseph Valle
March 24, 2011
  • "POTICHE," starring Catherine Deneuve

  • Mar 24, 2011 to Mar 31, 2011
  • Location: The Paris Theatre (and other theaters)
  • Description:

    Master French filmmaker François Ozon returns with a hilarious, visually stunning love letter to 1970’s style starring eternal fashion icon Catherine Deneuve.


    Set in 1977 in a provincial town, POTICHE is a free adaptation of the 1970’s eponymous hit comic play. Deneuve plays Suzanne Pujol, a submissive, housebound "potiche" who steps in to manage her wealthy and tyrannical husband’s umbrella factory after the workers go on strike and take him hostage. To everyone’s surprise, Suzanne proves herself a competent and assertive woman of action. But when her husband returns from a restful cruise in top form, things get complicated… Gérard Depardieu plays a former union leader and Suzanne's ex-beau who still holds a flame for her. 


    Selected for the 2010 Venice and Toronto Film Festivals, POTICHE is a bona fide critical and box office hit in France, where it has been nominated for four Césars for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Costume Design.


    For more i

  • Created by: Music Box Films
  • Korkoro Opens March 25 at Cinema Village in NY

  • Mar 24, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
  • Location: The Village
  • Description:

    Lorber Films is pleased to announce the U.S. theatrical premiere of Tony Gatlif’s (Exiles, Latcho Drom) epic drama KORKORO (Liberté), the story of a wandering tribe of Gypsies who were rounded up by the Germans in WWII France.  Based on historical events, KORKORO features a genre-shattering original score by Delphine Mantoulet that pulsates with Gatlif’s signature musical verve and poignancy, this time infusing the Gypsy sound with influences from period musicians such as Maurice Chevalier and Django Reinhardt.  The film resonates with the current European political context in which nations grapple with the integration – and in some cases deportation – of Gypsies amidst significant controversy.  Gatlif’s latest work wields an impressive cast of French talent including Marie Josée Croze (Tell No One, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Marc Lavoine (The Good Thief) and Rufus (Amelie).  KORKORO will have its U.S. theatrical premiere on March 25th at the Cinema Village in New York, follow

  • Created by: Julia Panely-Pacetti

  • Mar 24, 2011 at 7:00am to Apr 23, 2011 at 1:00pm
  • Location: FIAF - 22 East 60th Street
  • Description:

    The FIAF Gallery is proud to present from March 24-April 23 the US debut of a new exhibit of photos of France's legendary bad boy, Serge Gainsbourg.

    Initials L.G. features portraits as well as rare and unusual images of the icon from noted photographers who documented his celebrity.

  • Created by: FIAF
  • The Rescue of Jews in France and its Empire during World War II

  • Mar 24, 2011 at 1:00pm to Mar 25, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Thursday, March 24

    5:00 p.m. Opening Remarks by Robert O. Paxton

    5:30-7:30 p.m. Special Film Previews with Pierre Sauvage
    Sauvage presents excerpts of his works-in-progress,
    And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry in Marseille and Three Righteous Christians of France: Madeleine Barot, André Dumas, Jean-Marie Soutou 
    Some film excerpts are in French only, without English subtitles

    Friday, March 25

    9:00 a.m.:  Keynote Speech by Renée Poznanski, Resistance and the Rescue of Jews in France: from History to Historiography

    10:00-12:00 Session I: Recognizing the Righteous and the Politics of Memory
    Chaired by Pierre Birnbaum

    Mordecai Paldiel, Yad Vashem and the "Righteous Among the Nations"

    Sarah Gensburger, From Jerusalem to Paris: Defining the "Righteous of France"

    Susan Zuccotti, Père Marie-Benoît and his Jewish Colleagues in Rescue: Marseille and Rome, 1941-1944


    1:00-2:30 p.m. Session II: Anti-Jewish Policies and the Rescue of Jews in the French Empire
    Chaired by Robert O. Paxton

    Eric Jennings, Rescue or Not

  • Created by: Carly DeFilippo