Thursday, March 31, 2011 (11)

Mar 31, 2011
March 1, 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 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
March 25, 2011
  • French Artist, Did Dontzoff, in NYC Exhibition

  • Mar 25, 2011 at 7:00am to Apr 15, 2011 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Agora Gallery
  • Description:

    Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature a French artist, Did Dontzoff, in Degrees of Abstraction. The exhibition is scheduled to run from March 25, 2011 through April 15, 2011 (opening reception: Thursday, March 31, 2011).

    About the Artist
    Fun, unexpected, original – there are many words that could be used to describe Did Dontzoff’s paintings because this artist's unique style refuses to fit into ordinary categories. However you characterize them, it is certain that Dontzoff has created a singular body of work with a veritable brand appeal to it. The Russian native crafts wild images of otherworldly figures that appear to zigzag and fold into their surroundings, themselves, and each other. The beings alternate between proud, statuesque poses and others that deflate into a thrilling jumble of lines. They often seem to split apart or reach toward one another so that you cannot tell where one figure ends and another begins. Dontzoff employs a robust, graphic style with areas of flat, vivid col

  • Created by: Lee Eagle
March 31, 2011
  • Museum tour in French

  • Mar 31, 2011 from 11:30am to 3:00pm
  • Location: Wadsworth Atheneum museum
  • Description:
    Evenings for Educators: Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford


    Teacher Resources: Monet and Impressionism

    Thursday, March 31, 3:30-7:00pm (latecomers welcome)

    FREE for Pre-K-12 educators and administrators. Space is limited. RSVP required 2 weeks prior to the program by e-mail.

    Begin your night at the museum by networking with your peers. At 4:00pm, join the presentation “Observing Monet’s Obsession” by Eric Zafran, Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art. Afterwards, enjoy an in-depth exploration of the current special exhibition, Monet’s Water Lilies: An Artist’s Obsession, along with other works by Impressionists in the museum’s permanent collection as you participate in docent-led tours.

    Earn Continuing Education Units by staying for the 6:00pm public lecture, “Monet’s Water Lilies,” by Charles Stuckey. This internationally recognized Monet scholar will discuss the artist’s iconic works as they relate to key figures in histor

  • Created by: Marie Laffitte
  • "A Space Like No Other" -- CANCELED

  • Mar 31, 2011 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: Milbank 223, Barnard College
  • Description:

    This event has been CANCELED. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


    Rosmarie Waldrop speaks on translating poetry.

    Ms. Waldrop is the author of over three dozen books of poetry, prose and works of translation. Among her works of poetry are: Lawn of the Excluded Middle (Tender Buttons, 1993), Reluctant Gravities (New Directions, 1999), Love, Like Pronouns (Omnidawn, 2003), and most recently Driven to Abstraction (New Directions, 2010). Her translations include works by Paul Celan, Friederike Mayröker, Emmanuel Hocquard, and Jacques Roubaud. She is the foremost English translator of Edmond Jabès, whom she memorialized in Lavish Absence (Wesleyan, 2003). (Photo courtesy of Renate von Mangoldt.)

  • Created by: S.P. Johnson
  • "Les Soeurs fâchées" by Alexandra Leclère

  • Mar 31, 2011 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
  • Location: East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University
  • Description:

    Les Soeurs fâchées


    Alexandra Leclère, 2004, 93 min.

    In French with English subtitles


    Martine and Louise are sisters of opposite character: one is Parisian and aloof, the other is provincial and charming. When Louise needs to come to Paris for work, Martine reluctantly hosts her.  Despite Louise's best efforts, Martine is quickly exasperated.

  • Created by: Carly DeFilippo
  • John Banzaï GRAND FINALE @ Zinc Bar March 31

  • Mar 31, 2011 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Location: Zinc Bar
  • Description:

    French writer, poet and emcee John Banzaï, best known for his brilliant work with Les Nubians, including the new track "Veuillez Veiller Sur Vos Rêves", is in New York promoting the release of his debut album Loverdose.

    Banzaï's smooth, poetic, FrancoPhonetic flow flirts with your intellect, while producer DaVido's slick, sexy, jazzy beats entice the true school hip hop lover in all of us.

    Banzaï's style is versatile. He delivers spoken word and rap styles over smooth, jazzy atmospheric urban beats. His ensemble consists of bass, keys, and drums. A class act.


    With Special Guests:

    Les Nubians [performing the NEW HIT single "Veuillez Veuiller Sur Vos Réves" + more]

    Queen GodIs [Poet, MC, Vocalist]

  • Created by: Blue Nefertiti