Wednesday, February 29, 2012 (8)

Feb 29, 2012
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
February 1, 2012
  • 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 18, 2012
  • 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,

    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
February 24, 2012
  • Jean-Philippe Delhomme: Dressed for Art

  • Feb 24, 2012 at 6:00am to Apr 14, 2012 at 2:00pm
  • Location: FIAF Gallery
  • Description:


    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

    Gallery Hours
    Tue–Fri: 11am–6pm
    Sat: 11am–5pm

  • Created by: FIAF
February 29, 2012
  • Screening "Rebellion" (L’ordre et la morale) by Mathieu Kassovitz

  • Feb 29, 2012 from 8:45am to 11:00am
  • Location: Walter Reade Theater
  • Description:

    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
  • Screening: "Coup de Torchon" by Bertrand Tavernier at BAM

  • Feb 29, 2012 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location: BAMcinematek
  • Description:

    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
    Seniors: $9
    Students: $9 (25 and under with a valid ID

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles