Sunday, March 25, 2012 (23)

Mar 25, 2012
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
March 2, 2012
  • Middle Eastern Music Lessons/Classes at Alwan for the Arts

  • Mar 2, 2012 to May 25, 2012
  • Location: Alwan for the Arts
  • Description:
    Alwan for the Arts is excited to announce weekly group and private Arab Music Instruction this spring. Opportunities are available for beginners and seasoned musicians of all ages to learn fundamentals of Arab music and/or study specialized topics, such as focusing on many iterations of a single Maqam throughout a few decades, learning to sing and perform many maqams and popular songs along with classical Arabic poetry, studying vocal repertoire in an all-woman setting, and learning to play and jam on Arabic percussion instruments. Private lessons are also available on traditional as well as Western instruments and voice.  

    Group Classes include:  
    Maqam theory and practice (Maqam Rast in Early 20th c. Egypt)
    Arabic Percussion
    Women's Choir (Arabic repertoire, no knowledge of Arabic necessary!)
    Iraqi Maqam (repertoire and variation)


    Private lessons also available on violin'oudbuzuqqanunsanturtrumpetpercussionvoice (male and female).
    All other instrumentalists encouraged to stud
  • Created by: Lety ElNaggar
March 6, 2012
  • Act French: French language classes for theater lovers

  • Mar 6, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 17, 2012 at 6:00pm
  • Location: Pearl Studios
  • Description:

    Six-week interactive French language classes for theater lovers

    20% discount for NY in French members with code: NYinFrench

    Our fast-paced classes are designed to help you learn to speak French with confidence and make friends with a wonderful group of like-minded foreign language lovers. The class culminates in a big cultural party where you'll get to practice the language with native speakers, eat delicious food from the region and, if you choose, present the  theater scenes you work on during the semester in a relaxed, friendly environment (no one is forced to perform). There will be actors in this class but no acting experience is necessary. All you need to bring to this class is a passion for international culture and a spirit of adventure!

    *Act French for beginners: 
    Tuesdays (March 6-April 17)
    Time: 8:15-10pm


    *Act French for intermediates
    Tuesdays ( March 6 - April 17)
    Time: 6:15-8
    Last class party is 8-10pm

    Visit to register

  • Created by: Manisha Snoyer - Actress/Teacher
March 10, 2012

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to Apr 22, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    Daniel Horowitz is an award-winning illustrator and art director. Working primarily as a digital artist over the last decade, one day Daniel Horowitz considered what might happen if he were to pull out a blank page and begin to draw. Not on commission and with no particular purpose in mind. The self imposed minimum, one drawing a day, was to serve as an exercise to pull himself away from the computer and to begin to explore analog creativity. Daniel was concerned that the quality of these artworks would be too different from, or inferior to, his better known commercial illustrations, so he had little intention of sharing this experiment. However, as days turned into weeks he began to realize that within the spontaneity of this process, something curious and new began to emerge.

    Horowitz formed a blog and began to post his daily explorations. The overwhelming response helped to see the project through to its end at 365 drawings.  Although the requirement was to post a sketch or line draw

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog

  • Mar 10, 2012 at 1:00pm to May 5, 2012 at 1:00pm
  • Description:

    A sculptural installation overwhelming the ground floor of the Invisible Dog Art Center inspired by R. Justin Stewart’s research into the Jewish concept of the messiah and curated by Risa Shoup

    After two years of research, R. Justin Stewart, a professed agnostic, will install Distorting (a messiah project, 13C), an intricate environment constructed of fleece, rope and plastic that will serve as a 3-D representation of the concept of the messiah in the 13th Century. Distorting is a visual delight that will overwhelm the viewer with color and shape as it invades the Invisible Dog. Those viewers wanting to understand the connection between the sculptural elements and the information that inspired them will need only to scan QR codes, discreetly embedded throughout the sculpture, with their phone or other mobile devices to download the information they seek.

    In the coming years, Stewart will unveil additional installations under the umbrella of “a messiah project.” Just as Distorting only fo

  • Created by: lucien zayan / the invisible dog
March 13, 2012

  • Mar 13, 2012 to Apr 25, 2012
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center & Sunshine Cinemas
  • Description:

    Audrey Tautou is Nathalie, a beautiful, happy, and successful Parisian business executive who finds herself suddenly widowed after a three-year marriage to her soul mate. To cope with her loss, she buries herself and her emotions in her work to the dismay of her friends, family and co-workers. One day, inexplicably, her zest for life and love is rekindled by a most unlikely source, her seemingly unexceptional, gauche, and average looking office subordinate, Markus (comic star Francois Damiens, Heartbreaker).

    At first stunned by Nathalie’s unexpected attention, Markus comes to gradually believe in her feelings and shifts into romantic high gear. As their relationship goes from awkward to genuinely loving, Nathalie and Markus will have to overcome a host of obstacles including everyone else’s judgmental perceptions as well as their own self-doubts.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
March 18, 2012
  • 15 for 15: Celebrating Rialto Pictures

  • Mar 18, 2012 to Mar 29, 2012
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Description:

    Founded in 1997 by legendary exhibitor and programmer Bruce Goldstein (joined one year later by partner Adrienne Halpern), Rialto Pictures quickly established itself as a new gold standard in the distribution of classic world cinema—from reissues of landmark works like The Third Man and Grand Illusion to the rediscovery of little-known masterpieces never before released in the U.S., including Alberto Lattuada’s Mafioso, Claude Sautet’s Classe Tous Risques and Jean-Pierre Melville’s Army of Shadows. On the occasion of Rialto’s 15th anniversary, we are pleased to present an exclusive weekday matinee series of 15 treasures from their remarkable library. Series programmed by Scott Foundas, Eric Di Bernardo and Adrienne Halpern.

    French movies:

    - Army of Shadows by Jean-Pierre Melville
    - Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard
    - Diary of a Chambermaid by Luis Buñuel
    - Diva by Jean-Jacques Beineix
    - Léon Morin, Priest by Jean-Pierre Melville
    - Riffifi by Jules Dassin
    - The Two of Us by Claude Berri
    - Touchez

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
March 21, 2012
  • Fashion Talks 2012

  • Mar 21, 2012 at 3:00pm to Mar 29, 2012 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Florence Gould Hall
  • Description:

    French Institute Alliance Française

    Art de Vivre

    Fashion Talks 2012

    Reed Krakoff, Wed, March 21 at 7pm

    Stefano Pilati, Tue, March 27 at 7pm

    Dries Van Noten, Thu, March 29 at 7pm

    FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
    Presented as part of Fashion at FIAF

    FIAF’s annual Fashion Talks returns offering a behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating world of fashion. Join Pamela Golbin, Chief Curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile at the Louvre, for conversations with three leading designers—Reed Krakoff on March 21, Stefano Pilati on March 27, and Dries Van Noten on March 29—as they discuss their collections, inspirations, and experiences.

    Reed Krakoff
    FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
    Designer Reed Krakoff made his name in fashion as the President and Executive Creative Director of Coach, a title he still holds. In 2010, he made headlines with the launch of his critically acclaimed collection, Reed Krakoff, a luxurious American sportswear and accessories line. Krakoff takes you behind the scenes of his exciting new

  • Created by: FIAF
March 22, 2012
  • Focus on French CInema 2012

  • Mar 22, 2012 to Mar 25, 2012
  • Location: Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, NY
  • Description:

    Focus on French Cinema 2012 opens the weekend of

    March 23- 25, 2012 with a selection of 12 newly  released French language films. Presented by the Alliance Francaise of Greenwich in partnership with Purchase College,NY, Focus on French Cinema will feature a weekend of great films,

    French Food and wine, workshops and a Table Ronde with our guests that have come from France. Visit for more information and tickets

  • Created by: Renee Amory Ketcham
March 25, 2012
  • Focus on French Cinema 2012: "Jo's Boy" (Le fils à Jo) by Philippe Guillard

  • Mar 25, 2012 from 7:00am to 8:00am
  • Location: Pepsico Theatre, The Performing Arts Center
  • Description:

    Jo's Boy / Le fils à Jo

    Genre: Dramatic comedy, Family film
    DirectorPhilippe Guillard
    Screenplay:Philippe Guillard
    Running time: 1h 35 min
    StarringGérard LanvinOlivier MarchalVincent Moscato
    Distributor: Gaumont
    France, January 2011

    Jo Canavaro, grandson of a rugby legend, son of a legend, and himself a rugby legend, is raising his son Tom in a small village in southwestern France as a single parent. Much to Jo’s regret, his son’s math skills far exceed his skills on the field. Not wanting the Canavaro legend to end, he risks the disapproval of the entire village and his own son by starting a rugby team for Tom…..

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • New Directors/New Films | Rabbi's Cat (Le Chat du Rabbin) by Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux

  • Mar 25, 2012 from 7:00am to 8:30am
  • Location: MoMA
  • Description:

    The Rabbi’s Cat (Le Chat Du Rabbin)

    Joann Sfar & Antoine Delesvaux

    Adapted from the graphic novels of Joann Sfar, The Rabbi’s Cat is a vivid, lively, and imaginative animated film co-directed by Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux. The story takes place once upon a time (not too long ago) in Algiers, where Jewish and Islamic communities existed in relative peace and rabbis and mullahs could be friends. A widower rabbi lives with his voluptuous and dutiful daughter and their pesky cat, who swallows a parakeet and begins to speak, soon driving everyone crazy by insisting on having a bar mitzvah. The Rabbi’s Cat represents two firsts in the 41-year history ofND/NF: the first 3-D feature and the first feature shown as a family film.

    But please note, the film isn’t suitable for young children, as it includes both violence and subtitles.

    2011. France/Austria. 89 min.
    Producer/Directors: Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux
    Writers: Sandrina Jardel, Joann Sfar, based on the comic books by Joann Sfar

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Screening "Shoah" by Claude Lanzmann

  • Mar 25, 2012 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
  • Location: BamCinematek
  • Description:


    Part of BAMcinématek

    Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 1pm
    Screens with two 15-minute breaks
    Book signing with Lanzmann at 6pm one-hour break

    Directed by Claude Lanzmann 

    (1985) 564min, 35mm

    “The greatest documentary about contemporary history ever made.”—Marcel Ophüls

    Twelve years in the making, Lanzmann’s monumental epic on the Holocaust features interviews with survivors, bystanders, and perpetrators without a snippet of archival footage. Growing out of Lanzmann’s concern that the genocide was already retreating into the mists of time, and that the atrocity was becoming sanitized as History, his massive achievement—at once epic and intimate, immediate and definitive—is a triumph of form and content that reveals hidden truths while rewriting the rules of documentary filmmaking.

    BAM Rose Cinemas

    General Admission: $15
    BAM Cinema Club Members: $10

    Claude Lanzmann will be signing copies of his book The Patagonian Hare, published in France in 2009 and recently translated into English. The memoir recounts

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • NYICFF 2012: "Le Tableau" byJean-François Laguionie

  • Mar 25, 2012 from 9:30am to 11:00am
  • Location: DGA THEATER
  • Description:
    Le Tableau
    France, Jean-François Laguionie, 2011, 76 min
    Recommended Ages: 7 to Adult (Subtitled)
  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • New Directors/New Films | The Minister (L’exercice De L’État) by Pierre Schöller

  • Mar 25, 2012 from 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Location: Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Description:

    The Minister (L’exercice De L’État)

    Pierre Schöller

    French politicians have been in the news a lot lately, making this breathless political thriller especially timely. A cabinet minister in charge of national transportation believes himself to be a man of the people. He wants to be good, but in order to get anything done he must compromise, cajole, bend, and even betray. Tight, sexy, tough, and humane, The Minister, whose original French title translates as “The Exercise of State,” chronicles the transformation of an idealist into a pragmatist. Olivier Gourmet, known to American art-house audiences as the star of films by the Dardennes Brothers (who are among The Minister’s co-producers), provides another memorable portrayal of a man at odds with his principles, and Pierre Schöller, with his second feature, has catapulted himself to the front rank of French filmmakers.

    2011. France. 115 min.
    Writer/Director: Pierre Schöller
    Producer: Denis Freyd
    Executive Producer: André Bouvard

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Focus on French Cinema 2012: "Unforgiveable" (Impardonnables) by André Téchiné

  • Mar 25, 2012 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • Location: Pepsico Theatre, The Performing Arts Center
  • Description:

    Unforgiveable / Impardonnables

    Genre: Drama, Romance
    DirectorAndré Téchiné 
    Screenplay: André Téchiné / Mehdi Ben Attia
    Running time: 1h 51 min
    StarringAndré DussollierCarole BouquetMélanie Thierry
    Distributor: Strand Releasing
    France, August 2011

    Francis arrives in Venice to write his next novel. While trying to find a space in which to work, he meets a real estate agent named Judith. She shows him an isolated house on the Ile of Saint Erasmo where they begin a life together. But Francis cannot write when he is in love.
    The following summer, Francis’s daughter Alice comes to visit during her vacation. Suddenly, she disappears. Francis’s life is now in danger…

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles