Sunday, April 22, 2012 (17)

Apr 22, 2012
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
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 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
April 12, 2012

  • Apr 12, 2012 to Jun 29, 2012
  • Location: Elinor Bunin Muroe Film Center and Angelika Film Center
  • Description:

    After learning of the death of an elementary school teacher, Bachir Lazhar (Fellag), a 55-year-old Algerian immigrant, goes to the school to offer his services as a substitute teacher.  Quickly hired to replace the deceased, he finds himself thrown into an establishment in crisis, while going through his own personal tragedy. The film features exquisite performances by Fellag and the child actors playing Monsieur Lazhar’s young students coping with grief and learning to heal.

    Award-winning writer-director Philippe Falardeau’s previous works - including Congorama and It’s Not Me I Swear! - have been screened at festivals around the world including Cannes, Toronto, New Directors/New Films, Berlin and Locarno. MONSIEUR LAZHAR, his fourth feature, is an adaptation of the play “Bashir Lazhar” by Montreal playwright Evelyne de la Cheneliere.

  • Created by: Aimee Morris
  • Retrospective Robert Bresson at BAMcinématek

  • Apr 12, 2012 to May 6, 2012
  • Location: BAMcinematek
  • Description:
    Robert Bresson
    Restrospective, BAMcinématek

    BAMcinématek presents the first complete retrospective in over a decade of the most uncompromising and visionary of directors.

    This retrospective takes place from April 13 - May 6.

    Dates and Tickets @ BAM

    Paring the language of film down to its essential elements—minimally expressive performances by nonprofessional actors, highly detailed sound design, tableau-like compositions that sear themselves into the mind’s eye—Robert Bresson (1901—1999) searched for the soul in the modern world, revealing the divine in the unlikeliest places and exploring states of both spiritual rapture and lament. BAMcinématek presents the first complete retrospective in over a decade of the most uncompromising and visionary of directors. All films in 35mm and in French with English subtitles. 

    "Bresson is to French cinema what Mozart is to German music and Dostoevsky is to Russian literature.” —Jean-Luc Godard 

    “Every film is a must-see!” —Dave Kehr, The New York Tim

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
April 21, 2012
  • Journee d'échanges sur Glissant, dimanche 22 Avril

  • Apr 21, 2012 to Apr 22, 2012
  • Location: Bérée Community Center
  • Description:

    Autour d’Edouard Glissant

    Dimanche 22 Avril, 11 h-17heures


                            Dr.Bernard Delpêche

    Professeur Agrégé, Département de Littérature de l’Université Acadie

    "Pour une antillanité vivante á travers le Quimboiseur de Glissant et le Hougan de Depestre"


                             Dr.Hugues St Fort

    Linguiste, Professeur CUNY, Chroniqueur (Haitian Times)

                                 " Créolisation et Métissage"


                         Rodney St Eloi

    Écrivain, Critique littéraire, Directeur des editions Mémoire d’Encrier (Montréal)

      "Rencontres imaginaires avec Glissant par la poétique de la Relation"


                                   Dr.Joel  des  Rosiers

                        Psychiatre, poete, essayiste et Theoricien

                                   “ Notes sur la Poésie de Glissant"


                           Assely Etienne

             Philosophe et Théolog

  • Created by: Assely Etienne
  • Made In Africa present DJ Birane

  • Apr 21, 2012 at 6:30pm to Apr 22, 2012 at 12:00am
  • Location: Recoup Lounge
  • Description:

    Made In Africa hosting it's next event on April 21st featuring DJ BIRANE, one of NYC finest African DJ, the best coupe decalle, hiphop & RnB, dancehall, soca, Zouk, Naija, salsa...We going in this time so Ladies, will suggest some comfortable shoes.
    As usual special drinks till 12, cover charge of $10 and some give away through out the night.
    There is no success without You. So, c'on out and let's Party. Leave your struggle and stress behind.

    Peace, love and blessing!

    PS: For birthday celebration, send us a message or call.
    Ask bout our Bottle Service........
  • Created by: antonio
  • Disappearing Act IV European film festival: "Memory Lane" by Mikhael Hers

  • Apr 22, 2012 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Location: Bohemian National Hall
  • Description:

    Memory Lane directed and written by Mikhael Hers
    France, 2010, 98 min, in French
    Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy
    Cast: with Thibault Vincon, Dounia Sichov, Lolita Chammah
    Official Selection – Locarno Film Festival

    It’s the middle of summer in a Parisian suburb. A group of former high school friends, now in their mid twenties, rehearses music of their indie band on the quieted grounds of a school. Soon they find themselves assembled again with the rest of their childhood friends and revisiting their former haunts. Old alliances are rekindled and new ones slowly grow. The innocence of childhood and teenage years is gone, replaced by sincerity of adulthood. Suddenly everything in their lives carries much more weight – though the weight is not always a heavy load.


    Disappearing Act IV is organized by the Czech Center New York and the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Tribeca Festival: ELLES by Malgoska Szumowska

  • Apr 22, 2012 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Location: SVA Theater 1 Silas
  • Description:
    [ELLES] | 2011 | 96 min | Feature Narrative

    Directed by: Malgoska Szumowska

    Foreign Title: (Elles)

    Language: in French, Polish with English subtitles.

    Country: France,  Germany,  Poland 

    U.S. Premiere

    Interests: Drama,  Female Director(s)Women 

    Dedicated to both her husband and sons and her ever-challenging career as a journalist, Anne's life appears both fulfilling and complete. But as she begins researching an article on female college students working as prostitutes, the surprising stories of her two candid subjects stir up conflicting imagery of femininity, sexuality, and fidelity within. As her connection to the girls deepens, Anne contemplates whether the relationships she has with the men in her life are really all that different from her subjects' connections with their clients, bringing into question the seemingly stable life Anne has built for herself. 

    Striking a delicate balance between explicit and intimate, filmmaker Malgoska Szumowska deftly depicts the entang

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Tribeca Festival: SLEEPLESS NIGHT (Nuit Blanche) by Frédéric Jardin

  • Apr 22, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 6
  • Description:

    [SLEEP] | 2011 | 103 min | Feature Narrative

    Directed by: Frederic Jardin

    Foreign Title: (Nuit Blanche)

    Language: in French with English subtitles.

    Country: Belgium,  France,  Luxembourg 

    New York Premiere

    Interests: Crime,  Thriller,  Tribeca Film 

    Vincent is a well-respected cop, as well as a devoted husband and father. But below the surface of his idyllic life, Vincent is involved with a very dangerous group of gangsters and drug dealers. When Vincent and his partner are caught stealing a massive quantity of cocaine from a powerful drug lord, the darker side of Vincent's life threatens to destroy his family and career. In a race against the clock, Vincent must return the drugs in order to save his son's life. This proves to be easier said than done, as the world around him seems to conspire to keep Vincent from doing what is necessary to protect his son. 

    Set over the course of one night in a massive nightclub, Frederic Jardin's film is a smart and endlessly entertaining thriller.

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles
  • Tribeca Festival: CHICKEN WITH PLUMS (Poulet Aux Prunes) by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

  • Apr 22, 2012 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: SVA Theater 1 Silas
  • Description:

    Program: Spotlight

    [POULE] | 2011 | 91 min | Feature Narrative

    Directed by: Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud

    Foreign Title: (Poulet Aux Prunes)

    Language: in French with English subtitles.

    Country: Belgium,  France,  Germany 

    U.S. Premiere

    Interests: Death,  Drama,  Relationships  

    Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) is the most celebrated violin player in 1950s Tehran, but his heart is broken. His true love is long lost, his marriage is passionless, and his most precious instrument has met its demise. Crippled by the pains of an unrequited love and a life without music, he resigns to bed and loses himself in a series of reveries: fantasies about his children's future lives, visits from the angel of death, and remembrances from his youth, which all come together through a fractured chronology to illuminate the cause of his despair. 

    In the follow-up to their Oscar-nominated debut Persepolis, directors Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud team up

  • Created by: Nathalie Charles