Saturday, January 28, 2012 (7)

Jan 28, 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.

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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 19, 2012
  • Eric Fonteneau, La Bibliothèque

  • Jan 19, 2012 at 6:00am to Feb 11, 2012 at 12:00pm
  • Location: French Institute Alliance Française Gallery
  • Description:

    In La Bibliothèque, contemporary French artist Eric Fonteneau creates a trompe l’oeil library. Thousands of graphite and charcoal rubbings of book bindings, souvenirs copied at libraries during Fonteneau’s travels in Europe and America, line the walls of the site- specific installation. Fonteneau plays with the idea of real versus imagined and memory versus record, while hinting at the impending end of print in our increasingly digital world.

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January 28, 2012
  • Screening "Balanchine in Paris" by Dominique Delouche

  • Jan 28, 2012 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:




    Drawing on highlights from his previous films on Alicia Markova, Nina Vyroubova and Violette Verdy, France’s leading chronicler of the process of ballet coaching adds new footage of former Paris Opera étoile and Balanchine muse Ghislaine Thesmar. Setting Palais de Cristal with two of the company’s dancers, she sheds fresh light on the French/American symbiosis that marked Balanchine’s career. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for students and fans of his choreography.



    En Dedans | Gabrielle Lamb
    USA | 2011 | 10m
    A one-of-a-kind film collage that draws on dancers’ dream journals, choreography, structured improv and spoken text.


    Figment | Gabrielle Lamb
    USA | 2010 | 3m
    Paying homage to Joseph Cornell’s mysterious boxes, director Gabrielle Lamb, an accomplished dancer and filmmaker, chose a vertical aspect ratio to give the viewer a sens

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