Saturday, January 14, 2012 (9)

Jan 14, 2012
November 18, 2011
  • Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers

  • Nov 18, 2011 at 6:00am to Jan 28, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Ubu Gallery
  • Description:

    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

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November 24, 2011

  • Nov 24, 2011 to Feb 29, 2012
  • Location: Paris Theatre
  • Description:

    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
November 30, 2011

  • Nov 30, 2011 at 5:00am to Jan 14, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:

    Vicky David Gallery presents an installation of paintings by Ben  Vautier. Through his use of phrases, quotes and statements,  BEN juggles with words to deliver a  concise  and  polished message. Also bringing to light the falsely naive, impertinence and accuracy of the words used. BEN, who lives and works in Nice, France, is a self-taught French artist and performer of Swiss origin born in 1935.  He became well known in the 1960s, primarily for his "manuscript paintings."  At which time, he co-founded the Fluxus movement, inspired by Yves Klein and the New Realists.  Similar  to  the  neo Dadaist  movement, Ben questions the reality and declared  "All  is  art”  in  1962.    Heir  to  Duchamp,  his  work  leads  one  to  reflect  on  the notoriety of the artist and commercialization of the art world over all. Ben's oeuvre are on display throughout major private and public collections around the world.

  • Created by: Vicky David
December 16, 2011
  • AQ/Art Quake

  • Dec 16, 2011 at 1:00pm to Jan 15, 2012 at 4:00pm
  • Location: Five Myles Gallery
  • Description:

    Haiti Cultural Exchange and Five Myles Gallery PresentAQ/Art Quake

    AQ/Art Quake Exhibit Opening Reception


    AQ/ArtQuake is a group of 10 internationally known artists who have contributed to a portfolio of original contemporary prints available for collection.

    This evening will also feature a performance by Gabrielle Civil!

                      When: Friday, December 16th: 6-9 PM 

    Where: Five Myles Gallery (Google Map)

     558 St. John's Place 

    Brooklyn, NY 11238

    Admission: Free. Please RSVP to


    January 7, 2012 : Printmaking workshop 

    1:00-2:00 PM: Printmaking workshop by Rejin Leys


    2:00-3:00 PM:Workshop by Anderson Ambroise

    January 10, 2012: Community Workshop


    Join us for an evening community workshop at Five Myles Gallery co-facilitated by artist/education Regine Romain and activist/educator Michele Luc exploring the significance of the Haitian Declaration of Independence.

    January 12, 2012: An n' Pale | Café Conversations: ak Regine Romain followed by a Rasanbleman open commu

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January 10, 2012
  • CinémaTuesdays: Jacques Perrin: Renaissance Man

  • Jan 10, 2012 at 7:30am to Jan 31, 2012 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Florence Goul Hall
  • Description:

    FIAF is honored to present a month of films dedicated to Jacques Perrin, an actor of great renown who has also been a successful producer, narrator, and director. This series will shed light on the many roles Perrin, an Oscar nominee and César Award Winner, has occupied in the world of cinema.


    Donkey Skin, January 10 12:30 & 4 PM

    The Young Girls of Rochefort January 10 at 7:30 PM

    The Desert of the Tartars January 17 at 12:30 & 4 PM

    The 317th Platoon January 17 at 7:30 PM

    Special Section January 24 at 12:30 & 7:30 PM

    Microcosmos January 31 at 12:30 & 7:30 PM

    Winged Migration January 31 at 4 PM

    Sneak Preview of His Mother’s Eyes at Tinker Auditorium January 26 at 7:30 PM

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January 11, 2012
  • : Online French Film Festival

  • Jan 11, 2012 to Feb 1, 2012
  • Location: Worldwide
  • Description:

    MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is an innovative concept to help discover young French creation and allow Internet users across the globe to share their love of French cinema. For its second edition, the festival returns with even more foreign languages, new partner platforms and launch previews at the four corners of the world. It is organized by Unifrance and Allocine.


    Ten feature films and ten shorts by young French creators are in competition. Internet users are invited to score all the films and leave their comments on the website. The selection equally includes a film out-of-competition, a heritage film, as well as one French Canadian short and one feature.



    The festival is available in 14 languages. The Internet website and the films (available via video-on-demand) are accessible in Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Spanish. 



    Worldwide: • Rental of a feature: 1.99€ • Rental of a shor

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January 13, 2012

  • Jan 13, 2012 to Jan 15, 2012
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:


    New York Premiere! Actress Sarah Adler in person at both screenings!

    A few days before his wedding, a young man (Benjamin Biolay) has to make unexpected decisions and cope with his fiancée, who has seemingly flown the coop. Enter a charming chanteuse (Sarah Adler), his preoccupied mother, critical sister (Emmanuelle Devos, Coco Before Chanel), unintelligible in-laws, patient pals and workers renovating his apartment. Marriage or passionate love, family past or marital future, balloons or no balloons, flower petals or sugar almonds…how can he deal with such crucial issues at stake?



    Sat, Jan 14 at 6:30 pm

    Sun, Jan 15 at 8:45 pm

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
January 14, 2012

  • Jan 14, 2012 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: @ the Brooklyn Central Public Library
  • Description:

    Brooklyn Beanstalk is a foreign language immersion program.
    Welcome to our monthly Story Time!

    Come play and read with us in French and Spanish:

    January 14th 2012
    @ the Brooklyn Central Public Library
    3pm-  Age 1 to 8 years old
    Event is free!


  • Created by: Brooklyn Beanstalk-Sophie Amieva
  • SCREENING & LIVE EVENT | "Nana" with Valérie Massadian

  • Jan 14, 2012 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Museum of Moving Image MoMI
  • Description:

    Part of First Look at MoMI

    The Director Valérie Massadian will be present.

    New York premiere

    France. Dir. Valérie Massadian. 2011, 68 mins. With Kelyna Lecomte, Alain Sabras, Marie Delmas. Winner of the Best First Feature award at the Locarno Film Festival, Nana is an intimate, enigmatic film from a child’s viewpoint that never veers into childishness or sentimentality. Unfolding in fixed takes around a French country farmhouse, the film follows four-year-old Nana, inexplicably abandoned by adults and left to tackle life on her own. As she plays and prepares food, the tension of her guardianless solitude is tempered by her continual new discoveries.

    Preceded by Untitled (Letter to Serra)
    Argentina. Dir. Lisandro Alonso. 2011, 23 mins. Conceived as a correspondence with the Spanish director Albert Serra, this wryly self-reflexive dispatch finds director Alonso (Los Muertos, Liverpool) taking aim at his past and imagining his future. 

    Free with Museum admission. A First Look series pa

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles