- 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
- Feb 1, 2012 to Mar 31, 2012
- Location: Chelsea
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).
- Created by: Vicky David
- Feb 18, 2012 at 4:30pm EST to Jun 21, 2012 at 6:00pm EDT
- Location: The Metropolitan Room
Edith Piaf Alive and Living in New York
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
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
- Feb 24, 2012 to Mar 1, 2012
- Location: Jacob Burns Film Center
“She's not especially beautiful or intelligent or sincere, but she’s a real woman,” says one of the smitten leads of Jules and Jim. He’s describing Jeanne Moreau’s capricious romantic but could well be speaking of the actress herself. Moreau—who embodied the style and free spirit of the New Wave with her unique combination of confidence and vulnerability—has made more than 100 films with top filmmakers around the globe. Orson Welles called her “the greatest actress in the world.”
- The Bride Wore Black Feb. 17, 18, 19
- The Diary of a Chambermaid Feb. 18, 20, 21
- Jules and Jim Feb. 20, 22
- The Lovers Feb. 22, 23
- Mr Klein Feb. 23
- The Train Feb. 24, Mar. 1
- Elevator to the Gallows Feb. 24, 26, 29
- Time to Leave Feb. 25, Mar. 1
- Touchez Pas au Grisbi Feb. 25, 27
- Mademoiselle Feb. 26, 28
- Monte Walsh Feb. 27, 28, 29
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Feb 24, 2012 at 6:00am EST to Apr 14, 2012 at 2:00pm EDT
- Location: FIAF Gallery
This February, Fashion at FIAF extends into the Gallery with a witty collection of colorful fashion drawings and paintings by Jean-Phillipe Delhomme, one of the most delightful satirists in fashion today.
Delhomme is a painter, writer, cultural blogger, and fashion illustrator, whose illustrations have been featured in renowned magazines such as Vogue, W, Vanity Fair, GQ, and The New Yorker. In this exhibition, he explores how fashion, contemporary art, and design interact with each other and influence today’s popular culture.
Free and open
to the public
- Created by: FIAF
- Feb 29, 2012 to Mar 11, 2012
- Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center, BAM, IFC
The 17th edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films’ celebrated annual showcase of the best in contemporary French film, hits screens at The Film Society, the IFC Center and BAMcinématek, March 1-11.
Tickets are available online for each participating venue at www.filmlinc.com, www.ifccenter.com andwww.BAM.org/BAMcinematek respectively, as well as directly from the box offices. For more information, call The Film Society at (212) 875-5601, the IFC Center at (212) 924-7771, or BAM at (718) 636-4100 x2 or please visit: www.rendezvouswithfrenchcinema.com. Tickets for Opening Night are available online at www.filmlinc.com and at Alice Tully Hall Box Office, 1941 Broadway (on 65th St between Broadway and Amsterdam).
Rendez-Vous with French Cinema is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy (www.frenchculture.org)
- Created by: New York in French
- Feb 29, 2012 from 8:45am to 11:00am EST
- Location: Walter Reade Theater
L’ordre et la morale | Mathieu Kassovitz, 2011
France | Format: Digital | 136 minutes
A compelling and tightly directed thriller about a team of elite counter-terrorism hostage negotiators who attempt to resolve a standoff between political separatists and the French military in the Pacific island of New Caledonia. Based on a controversial real-life incident from 1988 little known outside of France, the film begins in the aftermath of a brutal jungle firefight and backtracks to the dispatching of the National Gendarmerie Intervention Group team under the leadership of Capt. Philippe Legorjus, effectively played by director Kassovitz. Arriving on the island, Legorjus is alarmed to find that in response to the killing of three gendarmes and the kidnapping of 27 hostages by Kanak rebels, a full-scale military response is already being prepared. Soon faced with political interference due to France’s impending General Election, and undermined by the French military command, Leg
- Created by: Nathalie Charles
- Feb 29, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm EST
- Location: BAMcinematek
Part of the BAMcinématek series A Hell of A Writer: Jim Thompson
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
With Philippe Noiret, Isabelle Huppert
(1981) 128min, 35mm
"Robert Bresson meets Sam Fuller." —Carloss Chamberlin, Senses of Cinema
Tavernier transports Thompson’s Western-noir hybrid Pop. 1280 from the American South to French Africa on the eve of World War II. In this "black comedy of the richest kind” (Dave Kehr), Noiret plays an ineffectual colonial police chief with a sudden urge to cleanse his town of corruption by murdering one enemy at a time. “Tavernier's rowdy, broad, unsettling moral tale… follows screwball comedy out to its other side as madness: you're never sure whether what you're watching is high spirits or insanity, and the characters keep reversing themselves... one of the freshest French films in years—it has wit, dash, and fiber” (Dave Kehr).
BAM Rose Cinemas
General Admission: $12
BAM Cinema Club Members: $7
Movie Moguls: Free
Students: $9 (25 and under with a valid ID
- Created by: Nathalie Charles