- Sep 27, 2011 at 3:00pm EDT to Dec 6, 2011 at 2:00pm EST
- Location: Midtown West
- Description: L'atelier Francophone est un cours de théâtre proposant des exercices sur l'imagination, le corps et la voix afin d’élaborerun jeu créatif et "réel". Nourrir ce jeu, c’est mettre à contribution la vie intérieure de l'acteur, explorer la richesse et le potentiel de sa propre individualité, et découvrir le lien harmonique qui l’unit à son partenaire.
Le cours intègre des méthodes diverses d'apprentissage du jeu (Meisner, Stanislavski, Chekhov, etc.) pour que l'acteur puisse découvrir les outils les plus utiles à son répertoire.
L'accent est mis sur le travail en groupe. L'intérêt est de créer une troupe d'acteurs composée d’individus qui apprécient et essaient tout autant de nourrir le travail de la compagnie entière que d’enrichir leur propre savoir-faire.
Ce semestre, nous travaillerons sur des scènes diverses écrites par des auteurs contemporains francophones.
- Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
- Nov 10, 2011 to Dec 2, 2011
- Location: Lincoln Plaza and Angelika Film Center
- Description: The day is May 6, 2007, France’s run-up to the presidential elections. As the French people are getting ready to go to the polls to elect their new president, presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy has shut himself away in his home. Though Sarkozy soon knows he has won the election, he is alone, gloomy and despondent. For hours he has been trying to reach his wife, Cécilia but to no avail. The last five years start unfurling before our eyes, recounting Sarkozy’s unstoppable ascent, riddled with in-party backstabbing, media manipulation, riots, sarcastic confrontations and extra-marital affairs.
THE CONQUEST chronicles the volatile right-leaning Sarkozy’s startling rise to become President of France and the emotional and psychological stakes involving the conquest of power. On the day the diminutive Sarkozy conquered his ultimate ambition, his wife, who for twenty years had struggled to pull the man she loved from the shadow into the light, walked out on him for another man.
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Nov 10, 2011 at 6:00am to Dec 21, 2011 at 1:00pm EST
- Location: FIAF Gallery
Free and Open to the Public.
Clergue in America showcases French photographer Lucien Clergue’s powerful depictions of the United States in an exhibition that spans the White Sands desert in New Mexico, the highways of Santa Fe, the expansive deserts of California, and the streets of New York.
Through his use of light, textures, and form, Clergue captures both the impressive sights of the United States and the raw beauty of the human form, often juxtaposing natural and manmade wonders.
A catalogue of Lucien Clergue’s work will be available to visitors, and, for the first time, an edition of the catalogue will also be accessible as a free iPad app.
- Created by: FIAF
- Nov 15, 2011 to Dec 9, 2011
- Location: Film Forum
A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays. With her Jean Seberg haircut and tomboy ways, Laure is immediately mistaken for a boy by the local kids and passes herself off as Michael. Filmmaker Sciamma brings a light and charming touch to this drama of childhood gender confusion. Zoé Heran as Laure/Michael and Malonn Lévanna as Jeanne are nothing less than brilliant. “Heran gets it just right. Not only is she/he piercingly photogenic, but she affects the self-conscious swagger of a boy with striking authenticity. Levana is another natural, oozing wit and wisdom beyond her six years.” — Mike Goodridge, Screen Daily. This is a relationship movie: relationships between children, and the even more complicated one between one’s heart and body.
Ms. Sciamma’s first feature, “Water Lilies,” a coming of age story about two young girls’ burgeoning sexuality, catapulted her as one of France’s most notable wome
- Created by: Aimee Morris
- Nov 18, 2011 at 6:00am to Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00pm EST
- Location: Ubu Gallery
November 16–January 28, 2011
Exhibition Opening: November 15, 6 to 9PM
Ubu Gallery is pleased to announce Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers, an exhibition of hand-painted photographic postcards by the eminent Surrealist artist, poet, bookbinding designer and critic. These bizarre, lusciously painted images illustrate Hugnet’s work, The Love Life of the Spumifers where each accompanying text poetically and humorously catalogues the mating habits of a fantastical creature or Spumifer.
The Love Life of the Spumifers, or La Vie Amoureuse des Spumifères, combines Surrealist poetry’s fascination with l’amour and Dada’s tendency towards deliberate grammatical spontaneity and absurdity. Words like bowoodling, friskadoodling and alabamaraminating are concocted by Hugnet to describe the seductive strategies of his imaginary creatures. Each text is dedicated to a different creature, describing how it woos, teases, gropes and molests its intended love conquest. Each Spumifer is illust
- Created by: mandatoryfirst lastname
- Nov 24, 2011 to Feb 29, 2012
- Location: Paris Theatre
Hollywood 1927. George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie superstar. The advent of the talkies will sound the death knell for his career and see him fall into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), it seems the sky's the limit - major movie stardom awaits. THE ARTIST tells the story of their interlinked destinies.
Starring Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller.
- Created by: Aimee Morris