Saturday, February 18, 2012 (7)

Feb 18, 2012
November 24, 2011
Thursday
  • THE ARTIST

  • 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
February 1, 2012
Wednesday
  • Arne Quinze - "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse"

  • Feb 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2012
  • Location: Chelsea
  • Description:

    The Vicky David Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of the Belgian artist Arne Quinze.

     

    The gallery will present pieces from the series "My Home, My House, My Stilthouse" which plays on the dichotomy between chaos and equilibrium. From the appearant fragility of his material emerges overflowing energy and pure beauty.  Arne Quinze dreams of an ideal society in which all individuals communicate and interact with each other. Eclectically he uses paintings, drawings, sculptures and monumental installations to develop his work in the urban movement, by focusing on the themes: Order, Disorder, Structure and Habitation.

     

    Beginning in the early 2000’s, Arne Quinze’s œuvre is the subject of many public and private installations around the world such as ("Uchronia", Nevada, USA; "Timegate", Miami, USA; "Rebirth", Paris, FRANCE; "Red Beacon", Shanghai, CHINA; "Camille", Rouen, FRANCE; "The Sequence", Brussels, BELGIUM; "The Traveller", Munich, GERMANY ; "The Visitor", Beirut, LEBANON).

    Arne Q

  • Created by: Vicky David
February 7, 2012
Tuesday
  • CinémaTuesdays in February: Carte Blanche to Agnès b.

  • Feb 7, 2012 at 1:00pm to Feb 28, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall at the French Insitute Alliance Francaise
  • Description:

    CinémaTuesdays in February: Carte Blanche to Agnès b.

     

    FIAF is thrilled to invite French fashion designer Agnès b. to curate a month-long series of films that have most influenced her life and career as a designer, photographer, and, more recently, as a fashion film producer and director.

      

    The Crime of Monsieur Lange
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012
    12:30 and 4pm

     

    Jean Renoir, 1936. B&W. 80 min.
    With René Lefèvre, Florelle, Jules Berry, Marcel Lévesque
    In French with English subtitles

     

    After a rogue publisher leaves town with his company’s profits, a writer bands together with his similarly swindled coworkers to seek revenge—first by starting a new publishing house and then by more devious means. A delightful film with an inspired, Capra-esque mix of whimsy and justice.

    Playing at: 12:30, 4 & 7:30pm

     

    Meet the Designer
    Agnès b. presents
    The Crime of Monsieur Lange

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012
    7:30pm


    Agnès b., the French fashion designer and guest curator of the February CinémaTuesdays series

  • Created by: FIAF
February 12, 2012
Sunday
  • Chocolate Week 2012

  • Feb 12, 2012 to Feb 19, 2012
  • Location: Participating Restaurant New York, NY - CT
  • Description:

    The Chocolate Week celebration hosted at select restaurants around the city, will take you on a tour to discover the special dessert creations of astounding chefs, made especially for you!

     

    During Chocolate Week, participating restaurants will offer a tasting of chocolate desserts to each customer purchasing two courses.

     

    For more information please visit the official webpage of Chocolate Week: www.chocolateweeknyc.com

  • Created by: SEVERINE PICQUET
February 18, 2012
Saturday
  • Screening "Mortem" by Eric Atlan

  • Feb 18, 2012 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:

    Mortem
    Eric Atlan, 2010
    France | Format: Digital | 94 minutes

     

    Director Eric Atlan in person!


    Describing itself as “a metaphysical thriller,” Eric Atlan’s crepuscular trance film takes inspiration from Bergman’s Persona and Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., but casts an uncanny spell that’s all its own. The film begins with its protagonist, Jena (Panchenko Daria), hurtling through the countryside on a motorcycle. As night falls, a mysterious doppelgänger (Diana Rudychenko) begins to shadow her, but it’s only after Jena checks into a near-deserted hotel and finds herself unable to leave her room that this second, equally ravishing woman becomes visible to her. In the unearthly, at times erotic psychodrama that plays out between the two women (one blonde, one brunette), Jena defies her own soul as she hovers at the threshold of life and death. Shooting in black-and-white scope using the RED ONE camera, and closely collaborating with co-writer Marie-Claude Dazun, director Eric Atlan devises a pr

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
 
  • Edith Piaf, alive and living in New York

  • Feb 18, 2012 at 4:30pm to Jun 21, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: The Metropolitan Room
  • Description:

    Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York

    Introducing Floanne

    Written by Floanne Ankah & Alice Jankell

    Directed by Alice Jankell

    Piano: Audrey Saint-Gil, Accordion: Kate Dunphy

    Guitar: Marcel Van Dam, Percussion: Alby Roblejo

    Saturday, Jan 21/Feb 18/Mar 17 at 9:30

    Thursday, April 19/May 17/Jun 21 at 9:30

    The Metropolitan Room

    34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010 Tickets $20.00, 2 drinks minimum (212) 206-0440, www.metropolitanroom.com

    www.floanne.com


    French actress and singer Floanne Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presenta- tion that will make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.

    Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their native France... with a modern twist. She w

  • Created by: Flo Ankah
 
  • Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York

  • Feb 18, 2012 at 4:30pm to Feb 19, 2012 at 4:30pm
  • Location: The Metropolitan Room
  • Description:

    French actress and singer Flo Ankah recounts the Piaf story. This authentic ‘chanteuse’ and farm girl opens
    the door to her culture, by taking a closer look at the legendary ‘Little Sparrow’ —with that husky, mournful
    voice so popular in the 1940’ and 50’s. The performance is a culturally rich and moving presentation that will
    make you smile, with tunes transporting you to other times and places.
    Yes, both Floanne and Edith Piaf will be attending the rendez-vous in a medley of vintage tunes from their
    native France… with a modern twist. She will embody the legend, interpreting the melodies from her point of
    view as a child, imagining Piaf’s characters coming to life. Down to earth, sensual and bohemian as her beloved
    Edith, Floanne will make you discover her poignant music and share her unconventional life.
    Floanne has been reviving the tradition of French Music Hall, performing her Chanson, as well as original
    compositions, with top jazz and cabaret artists. She is returning at the Metropolita

  • Created by: Flo Ankah